Ondřej Svoboda

Ondřej Svoboda serves as a Deputy Head of the Political and Economic Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tokyo, Japan. Before his posting he was a Deputy Head of the Unit of International Law of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic where he provided legal expertise in investment and trade law issues, including an involvement in preparatory works on the Czech investment screening mechanism, and led the Czech delegation at the OECD Investment Committee and the UNCITRAL Working Group III on the reform of ISDS. Furthermore, he acted as a Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Czech National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and lectured public international law and international economic law at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague where he also received his Ph.D. degree. He regularly publishes on various aspects of international economic law and the EU trade and investment policy, for instance in Journal of World Trade, Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law, European Foreign Affairs Review, Transnational Dispute Management and European Yearbook of International Economic Law.