Dr. Panayotis M. Protopsaltis is a research fellow at the Centre for American Legal Studies, Birmingham City University, UK. He studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, at the University of Paris II (Panthťon-Assas) and at the University of Paris I (Panthťon-Sorbonne) from where he holds a doctoral degree in public international law. He has conducted research and contributed to publications in the field of international investment law. In addition to his academic work he is a qualified lawyer in Greece. He speaks Greek, English, French, German and Turkish.