Peter Tzeng

Associate - Washington, D.C.

Peter Tzeng
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Peter Tzeng exclusively advises and represents countries (sovereign States) on matters of public international law and international investment law.

Peter regularly works on cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where he previously clerked, as well as before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). A recipient of the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, he speaks all six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) at varying levels of proficiency.

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Education:

  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Diploma, Public International Law, 2017
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2016
  • Princeton University, A.B., summa cum laude, 2011

Languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, Spanish

Representative Experience

Public International Law – ICJ Litigation Experience

  • The Gambia v. Myanmar (Application of the Genocide Convention): Representing The Gambia in an ICJ litigation concerning international human rights law.
  • Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE v. Qatar (Appeal under the Chicago Convention): Representing Qatar in an ICJ litigation concerning international aviation law.
  • Bahrain, Egypt, UAE v. Qatar (Appeal under IASTA): Representing Qatar in an ICJ litigation concerning international aviation law.
  • Qatar v. UAE (Application of CERD): Representing Qatar in an ICJ litigation concerning international human rights law.
  • Nicaragua v. Colombia (Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea): Representing Nicaragua in an ICJ litigation concerning the law of the sea.
  • Nicaragua v. Colombia (Delimitation of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 nautical miles): Assisting in the representation of Nicaragua in an ICJ litigation concerning the law of the sea.
  • DRC v. Uganda (Armed Activities): Assisting in the representation of Uganda in an ICJ litigation concerning international reparations law.

Public International Law - ITLOS Litigation Experience

  • Switzerland v. Nigeria (M/T San Padre Pio): Representing Nigeria in an ITLOS litigation concerning the law of the sea.

Public International Law – Arbitration Experience

  • Qatar v. Bahrain: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. Egypt: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. Saudi Arabia: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.
  • Qatar v. UAE: Representing Qatar in an arbitration concerning international postal law.

Public International Law – UN Human Rights Body Experience

  • Qatar v. UAE: Advising Qatar in a CERD Committee proceeding and an ad hoc conciliation concerning international human rights law.
  • Qatar v. Saudi Arabia: Advising Qatar in a CERD Committee proceeding and an ad hoc conciliation concerning international human rights law.

 International Investment Law – Arbitration Experience

  • Nissan v. India: Representing India in a PCA UNCITRAL arbitration concerning the automobile industry.
  • World Callao v. Peru: Assisted in the representation of Peru in an ICSID arbitration concerning the construction industry.

Honors

  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Diploma (Public International Law) (2017)
  • Oxford University Press, Student Deák Award (2017) (awarded for “the best international law student article in a student-edited law journal”)
  • Yale Law School, Jerome Sayles Hess Prize (2016) (awarded to the top student of international law for the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Quebec Society of International Law, Jacques-Yvan Morin Prize (2016) (awarded to the first place oralist at the French-language Charles Rousseau International Law Moot Court Competition)
  • ICSID, Student Writing Competition First Place Award (2015)
  • Yale Law School, Jerome Sayles Hess Prize (2015) (awarded to the top student of international law for the 2014-2015 academic year)

Involvement

  • American Society of International Law: Member, Annual Meeting Committee Member (2018)
  • Asian Society of International Law: Member
  • European Society of International Law: Member
  • International Law Association: Member
  • International Legal Materials Editorial Advisory Committee: Member
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law: Contributor
  • Oxford University Press, Investment Claims: Contributor
  • Jus Mundi: Contributor
  • Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition: Problem Author (2018), Judge (2017-2020)
  • Charles Rousseau International Law Moot Court Competition: Judge (2018)