Hamid Reza Younesi

Hamid Reza Younesi


  • Lecturer in Law, Law
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Dr. Hamid R. Younesi
LLB (SBU), LLM (SBU), LLM (Dundee) PhD (York)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) 

Dr Hamid Younesi is a Lecturer in Law (Assistant Professor) at University of York. He received an LLB with First Class Honours (Summa Cum Laude), and LLM in Private Law and LLM in International Business Law all with distinction (Summa Cum Laude) from National University of Iran (SBU). He also has LLM in International Oil and Gas Law & Policy from CEPMLP, University of Dundee (Distinction).

Dr Younesi holds a PhD in Law from York Law School, University of York; and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in international investment law and international arbitration. He was also a visiting scholar at the Peace Palace Library, The Hague, The Netherlands. His research interests span international business law, law of obligation, international investment law including the law of damages, international dispute settlement, complex contracts and international oil and gas law.

In addition, he has extensive experience, as practitioner in high-profile cases in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, The Netherlands. He also has transactional experience and worked as Chief Legal Counsel and Director of Legal and Contract Department in the largest energy companies.

Research interests

  • Law of obligations
  • Complex contracts
  • International investment law
  • International dispute settlement
  • International business law
  • Energy law
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • International law