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Crina Mihaela Baltag

About me

Dr Crina Baltag is Associate Professor (Docent) in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in international commercial and investment arbitration, international dispute resolution, private and public international law.


Crina is co-director of the International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) LL.M. She teaches in the ICAL LL.M., as well as on other courses at Stockholm University related to dispute resolution and international law.


Crina’s academic work includes the leading publications on The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor [Wolters Kluwer, 2012]; ICSID Convention after 50 Years: Unsettled Issues [Wolters Kluwer, 2017]; Construction Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe: Contemporary Issues [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2019]; Finances in International Arbitration. Liber Amicorum for Patricia Shaughnessy [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2019]; The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2020] and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews, including on the Denial of Benefits in Investment Law [co-author; Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law , Oxford University Press, 2019].


Crina is member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board.


Crina is the editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, co-managing editor of ITA Arbitration Report and member of editorial boards of prestigious journals and book series in the field, including of the Journal of International Arbitration, the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review, Hart: Global Energy Law and Policy, and World Trade & Arbitration Materials.


Crina has been appointed in numerous arbitrations, as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, FAI and CCIR-Romania.


Crina holds a PhD degree in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (UK), LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University (Sweden), M.Sc. in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies (Romania), LL.B. from University of Bucharest (Romania). Crina also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (UK) and she is Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.


Crina is vice-chair of the Academic Council and member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), member of the Executive Committee of RAI - Rising Arbitrators Initiative, and co-chair of R.E.A.L. - Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers. Crina is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Crina has been involved in international arbitration for more than 17 years as counsel, arbitrator, and head of arbitration and mediation institution (Amcham Brazil Arbitration and Mediation Center).


Crina speaks fluently English, Portuguese, and Romanian, and has knowledge of French.