Dr Stefan Mayr is a senior scientist at the Institute for Law and Governance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He holds a holds a Doctorate in Law from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, an LL.M. from the Central European University in Budapest and a Magister iuris 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.