Dr Stefan Mayr is a senior scientist at the Institute for Law and Governance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He holds a doctorate in law from WU, an LL.M. from the Central European University in Budapest and a Magister Juris degree from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. Previous experience includes work as a research associate at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and as a legal clerk at the Vienna District Court and the Court of Labour and Social Affairs.
Stefan’s research interests and working areas comprise international and EU trade and investment law, EU and Austrian public law and legal issues of multi-level governance. Stefan also has considerable experience in legal policy advice. He conducted research consultancies for different civil society organisations and as a consultant (STC) for the World Bank Group on issues of international trade and investment law in a development context.
Stefan’s research interests include the law of public services, international trade law, international investment law and investment protection, EU law, constitutional law, fundamental rights, and legal theory.
In his current research, Stefan focuses inter alia on a legal analysis of approaches to solve fundamental conflicts between sovereignty, democratic legitimacy, and (global) economic integration in the novel and dynamic field of EU investment law and policy.
Selected Publications and Research Projects
S Mayr, ‘Investment Protection in National Courts and the ECJ in Light of the Rule of Law Crisis’  Europarättslig Tidskrift, 17-35
S Mayr, B Hollaus and V Madner, ‘Palm Oil, the RED II and WTO law: EU sustainable biofuel policy tangled up in green?’ [2021, forthcoming] Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (early view available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/reel.12386)
V Madner and S Mayr, ‘Das neue Investitionskontrollgesetz’  28 Journal für Rechtspolitik, 220-233
S Mayr, Rechtsfragen der Rekommunalisierung - Wirtschaftsverfassung, Binnenmarkt, Freihandel. Forschungen aus Staat und Recht 183.  Wien: Verlag Österreich
S Mayr, ‘CETA, TTIP, TiSA, and their Relationship with EU Law’, in S Griller, W Obwexer and E Vranes (eds), Mega-Regional Agreements: CETA, TTIP, TiSA. New Orientations for EU External Economic Relations  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 246-278