Portrait of Professor Harm Schepel

Professor Harm Schepel

Professor of Law
Director of Law Programmes, Brussels School of International Studies


Harm Schepel holds a first law degree from the University of Amsterdam, an LLM magna cum laude from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. Prior to joining KLS in 2000, he was attached to the Centre for European Law and Policy at the University of Bremen, and as a Marie Curie Fellow to the Centre de Théorie Politique at the Université Libre de Bruxelles

He has held visiting positions at Columbia Law School, the Amsterdam Centre of European Law and Governance, and Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, and has taught at the Academy of European Law at the EUI, the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, the University of Maastricht, the University of Palermo, the University of Torino, and the Institut d’études européennes at the ULB. 

Harm Schepel has published widely in the fields of European private law and the internal market, and on the role of private governance regimes in the global economy. With Professor Joana Mendes, he is the Joint Editor-in-Chief of the European Law Journal

Based in Brussels, he directs KLS activities at the University’s Brussels School of International Studies. 

Research interests

Harm Schepel is interested broadly in the legal institutionalization of capitalism. Current projects focus on international investment law and arbitration, and on the free movement of capital and corporate governance in the EU.


Harm teaches Postgraduates in fields associated with the International Law of Foreign Investment, International Economic Regulation and Law and Development.

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