Kleinheisterkamp, Jan

Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp  


Position held

Associate Professor in Law


Non LSE positions held

Paris II

Visiting Professor


Experience keywords:

ICC; ICSID; LCIA; arbitration; comparative law; conflict of laws; international commercial arbitration; international contracts; investment disputes

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Dr Kleinheisterkamp’s research focuses mainly on international contracts, with special emphasis on arbitration and conflict of laws, as well as comparative law in the field of international contracts.

Other areas are investment disputes and European competition law. He is an experienced consultant and has served as an arbitrator in various ICC proceedings.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:


Countries and regions to which research relates:

Argentina; Belgium; Brazil; Chile; France; Germany; Latin America; USA; Venezuela


French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Portuguese [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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Contact Points

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+44 (0)20 7955 7256

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+44 (0)20 7955 7271



Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2018) Mehr Freiheit wagen mit Menschenrechten – Ein Versuch zur Rechtssicherheit durch Investitionsschutzrecht In: Dutta, A. and Heinze, C., (eds.) Mehr Freiheit wagen – Tagungsband zur Emeritierung von Jürgen Basedow. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, Germany.

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2018) Legal certainty, proportionality and pragmatism: overriding mandatory laws in international arbitration International and Comparative Law Quarterly. ISSN 0020-5893 (In Press)


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2016) Critically thinking international arbitration in context In: Brekoulakis, Stavros and Lew, Julian D.M. and Mistelis, Loukas, (eds.) The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration. International Arbitration Law Library (37). Kluwer Law International B.V., Alphen aan den Rijn, Nederlands, 401-406. ISBN 9789041170040

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan and Skovgaard Poulsen, Lauge N. (2016) Investment protection in TTIP: three feasible proposals In: Bungenberg, Marc and Herrmann, Christoph and Krajewski, Markus and Terhechte, Jörg Philipp, (eds.) European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2016. European Yearbook of International Economic Law, 7. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 527-541. ISBN 9783319292144


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2015) Investment treaty law and the fear for sovereignty: transnational challenges and solutions Modern Law Review, 78 (5). 793-825. ISSN 0026-7961


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2014) Who is afraid of investor-state arbitration?: or comparative law? Policy briefing papers, LSE Law, London, UK.

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2014) Financial responsibility in European international investment policy International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 63 (02). 449-476. ISSN 0020-5893


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2012) European policy space in international investment law ICSID Review, 27 (2). 416-431. ISSN 0258-3690

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2012) Lord Mustill and the Courts of Tennis - Dallah v Pakistan in England, France and Utopia Modern Law Review, 75 (4). 639-654. ISSN 0026-7961

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2012) Investment protection and EU Law: the intra- and extra-EU dimension of the energy charter treaty Journal of International Economic Law, 15 (1). 85-109. ISSN 1369-3034


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2011) The future of the BITs of the European member states after Lisbon ASA Bulletin, 29 (1). 212-223. ISSN 1010-9153

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2011) The Review of Arbitrator’s interpretation of international contracts – transnational law as a dangerous short-cut ASA Bulletin, 29 (2). 474-486. ISSN 1010-9153

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2011) Les sanctions pour non exécution du contrat dans les principes UNIDROIT In: Keutgen, Guy, (ed.) Les Principes Unidroit Relatifs Aux Contrats De Commerce International et L'arbitrage. Bruylant, Brussels, Belgium.

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2011) The next 10 year ECT investment arbitration: a vision for the future – from a European law perspective LSE law, society and economy working papers, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Woolcock, Stephen and Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2010) The EU approach to international investment policy after the Lisbon Treaty European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) Anerkennung und Vollstreckung ausländischer Schiedssprüche In: Basedow, J. and Hopt, K. and Zimmerman, R., (eds.) HandwöRterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen. ISBN 9783161499180

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) UNIDROIT principles of international commercial contracts In: Basedow, J. and Hopt, Klaus J. and Zimmermann, R., (eds.) HandwöRterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen. ISBN 9783161499180

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) Ausstrahlung des europäischen Privatrechts in lateinamerikanische Rechtsordnungen In: Basedow, J. and Hopt, Klaus J. and Zimmermann, R., (eds.) HandwöRterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen. ISBN 9783161499180

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards In: Wolfrum, Rüdiger, (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Mpepil) Online Edition. Oxford University Press.

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) Interdependência entre os procedimentos de anulação e de execução (II): proposta de reforma da lei de Brasileira [Interdependency between setting aside and enforcement procedures (II): a reform proposal for the Brazilian law on arbitration] Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, 20. 92-98. ISSN 1806-809X

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) The impact of internationally mandatory laws on the enforceability of arbitration agreements World Arbitration and Mediation Review, 3 (3). 91-120. ISSN 1934-3310

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) Internationally mandatory rules and arbitration: a practical attempt Rabels Zeitschrift Für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht, 73 (4). 818-841. ISSN 0033-7250

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2009) The impact of internationally mandatory laws on the enforceability of arbitration agreements LSE law, society and economy working papers, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Vogenauer, Stefan and Kleinheisterkamp, Jan, eds (2009) Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199291755


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2006) Le Brésil et la doctrine Calvo In: Monclaire, Stéphane and Deluchey, Jean François, (eds.) Gouverner L'intégration: Les Politiques Nationale et Internationale du Brésil De Lula. Editions Pepper, Paris, France.

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2006) Development of comparative law in Latin America In: Reimann, Mathias and Zimmerman, Reinhard, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 261-304. ISBN 9780199296064

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2006) The UN Security Council's incapacity of coping with conflict-related economic interests In: Ala'I, Padideh and Broude, Tomer and Picker, Colin, (eds.) Trade as a Guarantor of Peace, Liberty and Security?. Studies in transnational legal policy (37). The American Society of International Law, Washington DC, USA, 108-123. ISBN 9780972942362


Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2005) International commercial arbitration in Latin America: regulation and practice in the MERCOSUR and the associated countries Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780379215366

Kleinheisterkamp, Jan (2004) O Brasil e as disputas com investidores estrangeiros [Brazil and the disputes with foreign investors] In: Di Sena Júnior, Roberto and Costa Sousa Cherem, Mônica Teresa, (eds.) Comércio Internacional e Desenvolvimento: Uma Perspectiva Brasileira. Editora Saraiva, São Paulo, Brazil, 156-187. ISBN 9788502047716


Pistor, Katharina and Keinan, Yoram and Kleinheisterkamp, Jan and West, Mark D. (2002) The evolution of corporate law: a cross-country comparison University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, 23 (4). 791-871. ISSN 1086-7872

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Jan Kleinheisterkamp (Dr. iur., Hamburg) is a Senior Lecturer in Law at LSE, where he teaches international commercial arbitration and contracts. He is a qualified German lawyer and is admitted to the bar in Hamburg. Prior to joining LSE, he worked as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (1998-2004) and was appointed as an assistant professor at the HEC School of Management, Paris (2004-2008).

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