Research Associate Professor (Centre for International Law)

Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxon); J.D. magna cum laude (Boston) Admitted, New York State

  • Head, Investment Law & Policy
  • Principal Research Fellow
  • Centre for International Law
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6601-5197 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

International investment law and policy
International dispute settlement
Public international law
Legal theory

Subjects Taught

International Legal Protection of Investment Flows
Mutlinational Enterprises and International Law

Brief Biodata

N. Jansen Calamita is Principal Research Fellow, Centre for International Law, and Research Associate Professor (CIL), Faculty of Law, at the National University of Singapore. He is head of the Centreís programme on Investment Law and Policy. He was previously Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. He has previously held posts on the law faculties of the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham.

Jansen has served in the Office of the Legal Adviser in the U.S Department of State, representing the United States in international claims and investment disputes, including before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Previously, he served in the U.N. Office of Legal Affairs in the UNCITRAL Secretariat. He began his career in New York in the litigation/arbitration practice of what is now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.

Jansen is a Consultative Expert to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and a member of the editorial board of the Yearbook of International Law and Policy (Oxford University Press).

Representative Publications

1. "The Compatibility of Appellate Mechanisms with Existing Instruments of the Investment Treaty Regime" (accepted for publication; forthcoming Journal of World Investment & Trade 2017)

2. "Are Investments in Water Different? Sectoral Economics, Investment Treaty Architecture, and the Role of Governance" in J Chaisse (ed.), The Regulation of the Global Water Services Market (CUP 2016), 27-71.

3. "The Rule of Law, Investment Treaties, and Economic Growth: Mapping Normative and Empirical Questions" in J Jowell, CJ Thomas and J van Zyl Smit (eds.), The Importance of the Rule of Law in Promoting Development (Singapore Academy of Law, 2015).

4. Editor (with M Sattorova), The Regionalization of Investment Treaty Arrangements: Developments and Implications (British Institute of Int'l and Comparative Law, 2015), 1-312.

5. "The Principle of Proportionality and Problem of Indeterminacy in Investment Treaties" in A Bjorklund (ed.), Yearbook of Int'l Investment Law and Policy (OUP 2014), 157-200.

6. "International Commercial Arbitration in Iraq: Commercial Law Reform in the Face of Violence," 32 J. Int'l Arbitration 37-64 (2014).

Publication List