Maxim Usynin

Maxim Usynin

PhD Student

  • PhD programme

    Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B.3.60

    Phone: +45 35 33 34 69

Maxim is a PhD Fellow at the Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), University of Copenhagen. His project investigates how the international investment law can contribute to the promotion of responsible business conduct among foreign investors.

Maxim received his bachelor degree in law from the Saint Petersburg State University, and master degrees in law from the Russian School of Private Law and the University of Oslo.

In addition, he has studied at the International Academy for Arbitration Law (France), Columbia School of Law Summer Program (The Netherlands) and attended courses in human rights law at the University of Bologna (Italy).

He held visiting researcher positions at the University of Heidelberg (Germany, summer 2018),  Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands, fall 2018), PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (Centre of Excellence), University of Oslo (Norway, winter 2019).

In 2015-16, Maxim has been working as a research assistant in the Investment pillar at the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (University of Oslo). His previous employment includes administrative positions in universities in Norway and Russia and associate lawyer positions in two Russian law firms.

From 2018, Maxim is a core participant in the Research project 'Responses to the "legitimacy crisis" of international investment law (LEGINVEST)' coordinated by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (University of Oslo). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council under FRIPRO, project no. 276009. 

Maxim speaks English, Norwegian and Russian. 


Twitter: @maxim_usynin


LinkedIn: Maxim Usynin

Primary fields of research

International investment law and arbitration


Public international law, international investment law

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