Maxim Usynin

Maxim Usynin

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

  • JUR- CEPRI - Centre for Private Governance

    Karen Blixens Plads 16

    2300 København S

    Phone: +4535333469

Teaching and learning in Higher Education (TEACH, KU)



University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD in Law (awarded in May 2020)

PhD Thesis: “The beauty of the beast: how international investment law can contribute to the promotion of responsible business conduct”

Supervisor: Professor Dr. Vibe Ulfbeck, Director of the Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA) and Centre for Private Governance (CEPRI).

Publicly defended at the University of Copenhagen on May 29, 2020.


PluriCourts Center of Excellence, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Visiting PhD Scholar (January – early February 2019)


Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Visiting PhD Scholar (September – November 2018)


University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Visiting PhD Scholar (July – August 2018)


University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

LL.M. in Maritime Law (2019)

Master thesis: ‘Negligent Salvage and Investor Misconduct: Some Ideas for a Private Law-Guided Reform of International Investment Law’


University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

LL.M. in Public International Law with programme option in International Trade, Investment and Commercial Law (2016)

Master thesis: ‘The Fall of Icarus: How States Attract Renewable Energy Claims’


Russian School of Private Law, Moscow, Russia

Master of Laws (2014)

Master thesis: ‘The arbitrability of corporate disputes’


Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Bachelor of Laws (2012)


Knowledge of languages


- TOEFL Score (2015): 108
- Cambridge International Legal English Certificate (ILEC, 2011): C1


- Universitetet i Oslo, Norsk for internasjonale studenter, trinn III (2016): B2/C1


- Prøve i dansk 3 (2020), gennemsnit 11,5: B2

- Studieprøve (2020), gennemsnit 8: C1.


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