Dr Tibisay Morgandi

Centre Fellow

Lecturer in International Energy & Natural Resources Law

School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Email address: t.morgandi (at) qmul.ac.uk


Dr Morgandi is Lecturer in in International Energy and Natural Resources Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is based at the Energy Law Institute at the School of Law.

Dr Morgandi is a public international lawyer and teaches and publishes in the area of international energy law and international economic law. Before joining QMUL, Dr Morgandi was a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge (she was based at C-EENRG). At Cambridge, Dr Morgandi lectured in International Environmental Law in the MPhil in the Department of Land Economy and taught International Law at Trinity Hall. She previously worked as an associate in the Public International Law Practice and in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Paris).

Dr Morgandi holds a PhD and a Masters in international law from the Graduate Institute in Geneva (2016; 2011), an LLM from Harvard (2014), and a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Law Degree) from the Catholic University of Milan (2009). Dr Morgandi was admitted to the Bar in Italy in 2014 and has consulted for the European Commission as well as Chatham House, Client Earth, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Her native languages are Italian and Spanish. She is fluent in English and French.

Research interests

Dr Morgandi’s research is in public international law, focusing on international energy law, international environmental law and international economic law. Her specialism is bilateral energy agreements. Her monograph ‘Bilateral Energy Governance: State Practice in International Law’, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, examines an original dataset of over 600 bilateral state agreements regulating a variety of energy resources and activities, situating these within the broader corpus of international law.

Dr Morgandi is currently working on interactions between disputed resources and boundary disputes.

Funded research

During her Postodctoral Fellowship at Cambridge, Dr Morgandi published a dataset of bilateral energy agreements at www.energybilaterals.org as part of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Philomathia Foundation and the University of Cambridge.


At QMUL, Dr Morgandi convenes and lectures three LLM courses: Exploitation of Energy Resources in Disputed Areas, International Energy Law & Ethics, Energy Decommissioning and Waste Management in International Law.

Selected Publications

Morgandi, Bilateral Energy Governance: State Practice in International Law (Cambridge: CUP, forthcoming 2021)

Morgandi, ‘Sovereignty, Extraterritoriality and Human Rights Impacts of International Oil Companies Abroad’, in M Dahlan and R Lastra (eds) Research Handbook on Energy Law and Ethics (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2022)

Morgandi, ‘Arbitration and Offshore Resources in Disputed Maritime Areas’ in F Ortino and T Schultz (eds), Oxford Handbook on International Arbitration (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming 2020)

Morgandi and Viñuales, ‘Energy Security in International Law’ in R Geiss and N Melzer (eds), Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming 2020)

Morgandi and Viñuales, ‘Legal Aspects of Energy Policy’ in M Politt et al (eds), In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Energy and Climate Problems (Cambridge: CUP, 2019)

Bartels and Morgandi, ‘Options for a Legal Form of a WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies’ (Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 2017)