Jens Hillebrand Pohl (I.J.D.H.)
Jens Hillebrand Pohl is a doctoral researcher and adjunct lecturer in the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University, Faculty of Law. He is also Course Director at the Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany.
He can be reached by appointment in B2.118.
Mr. Pohl focuses his research on the intersection of international and European economic and procedural law, and the corollary external aspects of EU investment, commercial and financial regulation. His dissertation, supervised by Prof. dr. Peter Van den Bossche, associate professor dr. Denise Prévost and assistant professor dr. Rodrigo Polanco (World Trade Institute) concerns international arbitration of investment treaty claims relating to foreign investment control. His teaching interests include International Trade Law, International Investment Law, EU External Relations Law, International Arbitration, Private International Law, Legal Aspects of International Finance, EU Procedural Law, and Public International Law.
Professional career history
Mr. Pohl joined the Faculty of Law in 2013 as a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of International and European Law, where he was a recipient of a Max Planck PhD Scholarship and a visiting researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague, the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg and the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland.
He is currently Course Director at the Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany, and Fellow of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation at Maastricht University. Since 2016, he is also adjunct lecturer at the United Nations University-MERIT Campus, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
Prior to his doctoral research, he completed post-graduate studies at Oxford University, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and practiced law in the private and public sectors, gaining experience from a wide range of international commercial, financial and insolvency matters. Between 2007 and 2011, he worked in New York as an associate of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he was involved in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy litigation. Between 2011 and 2013, he worked in Luxembourg as a legal expert in connection with the European sovereign debt crisis, including as a seconded expert to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), and was involved in the efforts to create a permanent sovereign rescue fund for the Euro Area, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
Mr. Pohl holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, an M.Sc. in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and a Jur. Kand. (LL.M./LL.B.) degree from the universities of Stockholm and Uppsala. He is admitted to practice in New York, England and Ireland.