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Johanne Cox

Assistant professor
College of Law & Public Policy
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Dr. Johanne Cox is an Assistant Professor of Law at HBKU specialising in international arbitration and international investment law. Alongside teaching, Professor Cox consults on select cases and sits as arbitrator.  Dr. Cox has over 15 years' experience in international arbitration, handling disputes in both civil law and common law jurisdictions. She was a Partner and Head of International Arbitration at Egypt's largest law firm and has practised international arbitration at leading international law firms in London. She is qualified in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate), admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland, an accredited Mediator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Chambers Global (2017) comments "she is well respected by her peers and has a notable track record on complex and high-value international arbitrations" "she receives praise from sources for her commendable strength in this field". Chambers Global (2016) observes "Johanne Cox continues to develop a strong reputation in international arbitrations. She has particular expertise in investment treaty arbitrations, having represented a number of clients before ICSID". Legal 500 (2016) described her as "very reliable and highly experienced" and Legal (2013) as "very experienced and knowledgeable".

Research Interest

International Law; Investment Treaty Law; International Commercial Arbitration.

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