Research Fellow Stavroula Angoura awarded with Doctoral degree from the University of Luxembourg

17 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Research Fellow and member of International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution (IMPRS-SDR) Stavroula Angoura has been awarded a Doctoral degree by the Université du Luxembourg.

On 13 July 2020, Stavroula defended successfully her PhD dissertation on “The impartiality and independence of arbitrators in international commercial arbitration”.

Her thesis investigates whether a common international public policy core exists with regard to the concepts of ‘impartiality’ and ‘independence’ of arbitrators. Emphasis is placed on the mechanism of waiver and how it prevents a party from contesting arbitrator impartiality at the next procedural stage, should it fail to follow the specific procedures and preconditions.

The jury members were Prof. Dr Séverine Menetrey (President, Université du Luxembourg), Prof. em. Dr Athanassios Kaissis (Vice-President, International Hellenic University), Prof. Dr Burkhard Hess (Supervisor, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law), Prof. Dr Jens Kleinschmidt (Member, Universität Trier) and Prof. Dr Enrique Vallines Garcia (Member, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law).

The defense took place online. Congratulations Stavroula!