Filip Batselé

Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law (Institute for Legal History)
Expertise: history of public international law, international investment law, international trade law

Filip graduated with a Master’s degree in Law from Ghent University in 2017 (Summa cum laude). During those studies, he also spent a semester abroad at the University of Glasgow (Erasmus+). Afterwards, he completed an LL.M. in International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston, USA), where he received the Leo Gross Prize for Outstanding Student of International Law.

After his studies, Filip interned at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade (Unit F1: WTO coordination, OECD, Export Credits and Dual Use) and the United Nations University – CRIS (Bruges).

Filip joined the Institute for Legal History in October 2019. His research focuses on the history of international law in general, and the history of international investment law, with a geographical focus on Europe, in particular. His PhD research, under the supervision of Professor Dirk Heirbaut and Professor Frederik Dhondt, deals with the history of Western European Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”) programs.