Paolo Vargiu is a public international lawyer with a variety of research interest, focussing primarily on international investment law and arbitration, international commercial arbitration, jurisprudence, literature, and human rights. His current research projects deal with the semiotics and linguistics of investment arbitration, the analysis of public international law through the lens of comic book series, and the concept of personhood in relation to physically disabled individuals. Dr Vargiu is also co-leading, under the direction of Tony Cole, an ESRC-funded project on the social and psychological underpinnings of commercial arbitration in Europe. He has been a member of the IEL Collective since November 2019.

Paolo Vargiu is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. He read law at the University of Cagliari, where he graduated with a JD in 2005, before moving to the University of Nottingham for his LLM (2007) and PhD (2012). He has obtained a PGCHE from the University of Leicester in 2012 and become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013. Dr Vargiu is also a qualified attorney in Italy and regularly advises clients on matters of international investment law, international arbitration and public international law.