Ylli Dautaj


LL.B. (National University of Ireland);

LL.M. (Uppsala University);

LL.M. (University of Pennsylvania);

Ph.D. candidate (University of Edinburgh)


Ylli holds a B.A. and M.S.L. in legal sciences, where he focused on comparative law and on promoting the rule of law abroad. Subsequently he enrolled in law school at Uppsala University, Sweden, for an LL.M. degree with special focus on investment treaty arbitration. Curious about the common law system he enrolled in an LL.B. degree from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork. Subsequently, he was awarded a full merit-based scholarship from Pennsylvania State University in order to focus on U.S. law and international arbitration. There he also served as a research assistant for three distinguished professors. He went on to teach as an Assistant Professor of Law at Nirma University, Gujarat. There he taught International Commercial Arbitration, Public International Law, and Legal Concepts. He also coached the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition teams for Hong Kong and Vienna. In March 2019, he will teach a certificate course in Investment Treaty arbitration at Gujarat National Law University. 

During his academic career, Ylli has practiced extensively. He has represented clients in cases ranging from asylum, to negotiating and concluding international agency agreements. At the moment he is representing a client in a sales of goods dispute and another in attaching and executing against a corporations assets. He is also the co-founder of OrimligHyra.se, a Swedish online legal platform that helps tenants reclaim excessive rents paid to landlords. 

He has been editor with Cork Online Law Review (2015-16) and is currently a visiting editor with Bologna Law Review. He teaches international litigation and arbitration, comparative law, public international law, and international investment law. 

He has already managed to publish several papers, including with Dublin Law Review. He is an active author with Kluwer Arbitration Blog, resulting in six publications. 

His research interest is primarily centered around international arbitration. At the moment he is focusing his research on the judicialisation of the arbitral procedure, international commercial arbitration in India, and on sovereign immunity from execution of arbitral awards.