Ewa Zelazna

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BA (Leicester), LLM (Leicester), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Email: ewa.zelazna@le.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 7318

Ewa joined the Department as a lecturer in September 2017. She previously worked in the Department as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Land Law. She graduated with BA in Economics and Law and LLM in International Commercial Law (with Felicidad Martinez Purrinos Memorial Prize), both from the University of Leicester.

Ewa completed traineeship at the Chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union. This summer, she also participated in the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris. Ewa also worked the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Ewa was awarded a Teaching Partnership Award for her contribution to teaching and Midlands Postgraduate Conference Prize for the best presentation.

Research Interests

Ewa’s main research interests are in the fields of EU constitutional law, EU external relations and international investment law. She is currently completing a PhD entitled ‘The EU Investment Policy after the Treaty Lisbon 2009: an Institutional Perspective’ in which she examines role of the EU institutions in the development of the EU’s new international investment policy.

She is also interested in areas of international economic law, particularly in international trade.

Selected Publications

Ewa Zelazna, ‘Assessment of the Jurisdictional Conflict between the CJEU and Investor-State Tribunals from the Perspective of Neofunctionalism’ in K. Fach Gomez (ed.), EU Policy on International Investments: Uncertainties, Challenges, Opportunities (JM Bosh Editor, July 2017).

  • N. Jansen Calamita and Ewa Zelazna, ‘Most-Favoured-Nation Clauses and the Centrality and Limits of General Principles’, Attila Tanzi, Andrea Gattini and Filippo Fontanelli, General Principles of Law and International Investment Arbitration (forthcoming, Brill, 2017).
  • N. Jansen Calamita and Ewa Zelazna, ‘The Changed Landscape of Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration: the UNCITRAL Transparency Rules and the Mauritius Convention’ in Christian Klausegger and others (eds.) Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration 2016 (C.H. Beck, Stämpfli Verlag, Manz, Vienna 2016).
  • Ewa Zelazna, ‘New Generation of EU Regional Trade Agreements’, (2012) Vol 1 LSEU, pp 95-105.

Conference Papers

  • Ewa Zelazna, Impact of the EU’s International Investment Policy on the Investment Protection in the Internal Market, presented at the “More or Less Europe”, 5th Conference on European Law and Policy in Context, June 2016.
  • Ewa Zelazna, Investment Protection in the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon 2009, presented at the conference on the Europeanization of Property Law Kozminski University, Poland, April 2016.
  • Ewa Zelazna, Compensation Standards and States’ Right to Regulate in EU’s International Investment Agreements, presented at the International Postgraduate Legal Conference on Emerging Issues in Law, University of Liverpool, January 2016.
  • Ewa Zelazna, Autonomy of EU Law and the Future of EU’s International Investment Agreements, presented at the Midlands Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Leicester, May 2015.
  • Ewa Zelazna, Foreign Direct Investment in EU Law: Functional Analysis of Articles 63(1) and 207(1) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, presented at the “Reforming the EU”, 4th Conference on EU Law and Policy, Birmingham University, June 2014.

Current Teaching

Land Law (LLB), EU Law (LLB), BREXIT: The Future of the UK in Europe (LLM).

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