A F M Maniruzzaman
Chair in International Law and International Business Law
University of Portsmouth
Professor (Munir) A F M Maniruzzaman, LLB (Honours), LLM., M.Int’L.Law (ANU), PhD (Cambridge), MCIArb, FRSA. He is Chair in International Law and International Business Law, University of Portsmouth, U.K. (since 2004) and a member of its Centre for European and International Studies Research, an interdisciplinary centre of international excellence. He is a Professorial Honorary Fellow at the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee (since 2005) and Visiting Professor of International Law (2012 -), Faculty of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario, Canada (2007-8) and has also held honorary visiting academic positions at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Kent, and London. He is a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris; Academic Council Member of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA), USA; member of ILA International Committee on International Commercial Arbitration, London; International Arbitration Institute, Paris and International Council for Commercial Arbitration, The Hague. He is a founding Member of THE IDR GROUP® (international dispute resolution specialists) based at the Lamb Chambers, London and a member of the Legal Advisory Task Force of the Energy Charter Treaty, EC Secretariat, Brussels (2014 -). He has been sometime a member of the European Court of Arbitration, Strasbourg; the Swiss Arbitration Association; and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Houston, USA. He is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and its Specialist Groups: Energy Law & Climate Change, Water & Wetlands, Environmental Laws and Human Rights and member of the Academic Council of the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS), Dhaka. He has acted as an international arbitration law expert / consultant in some high-profile ICSID and ICC cases and also as an International Legal Consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat (HQ), governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and multinational law firms. He has extensively published in the areas of International Business Law, International Energy, Oil and Gas Law, International Investment Law and International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. He has been a member of the editorial boards of various internationally reputable journals such as Oil, Gas and Energy Law, Transnational Dispute Management, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, US-China Law Review and British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is listed in the WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD 2012 (29th edition) (Marquis Who’s Who, U.S.A.), the Dictionary of International Biography 2012 (37th Edition, Cambridge) and Who’s Who in Public International Law 2012.
Professor A F M Maniruzzaman’s research and consultancy interests lie in the areas of international law of energy, oil and gas; international petroleum contracts - negotiating and drafting; international energy dispute resolution and arbitration; international energy governance and diplomacy; geopolitics of international energy, international energy trade; sustainable development of oil and gas; international energy investment law and policy; international energy security and co-operation.