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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Law Degree (Catholic University, Milan); PhD and Masters in International Law (Graduate Institute, Geneva); LLM (Harvard)


Lecturer in International Energy and Natural Resources Law

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 5081


Dr Morgandi is Lecturer in International Energy and Natural Resources Law. She is based at the Energy Law Institute at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (School of Law).

Dr Morgandi is a public international lawyer and teaches and publishes in the area of international energy law and international economic law. Before joining QMUL, Dr Morgandi was a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge (she was based at C-EENRG, where she is still a Fellow). At Cambridge, Dr Morgandi lectured in International Environmental Law in the MPhil in the Department of Land Economy and taught International Law at Trinity Hall. She previously worked as an associate in the Public International Law Practice and in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Paris).

Dr Morgandi holds a PhD and a Masters in international law from the Graduate Institute in Geneva (2016; 2011), an LLM from Harvard (2014), and a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Law Degree) from the Catholic University of Milan (2009). Dr Morgandi was admitted to the Bar in Italy in 2014 and has consulted for the European Commission as well as Chatham House, Client Earth, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Her native languages are Italian and Spanish. She is fluent in English and French.


Research Interests:

Dr Morgandi’s research is in public international law, focusing on international energy law, international environmental law and international economic law. Her specialism is bilateral energy agreements. Her monograph ‘State Energy Treaties’, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, examines an original dataset of over 600 bilateral state agreements regulating a variety of energy resources and activities, situating these within the broader corpus of international law.

Dr Morgandi is currently working on interactions between disputed resources and boundary disputes. She recently wrote an article on the topic, entitled ‘Arbitration and Offshore Resources in Disputed Maritime Areas’, which has been published in the Oxford Handbook on International Arbitration (see List of Publications).

Examples of research funding:

During her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cambridge, Dr Morgandi published a dataset of bilateral energy agreements at as part of a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Philomathia Foundation and the University of Cambridge.