Tibisay Morgandi

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the C-EENRG, University of Cambridge

Email address: tm563 (at) cam.ac.uk

Biography

Dr. Tibisay Morgandi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Her fellowship, sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, focuses on the analysis of the body of norms governing all energy activities at the international level with a view to identifying emerging patterns of international energy governance. Her research project builds upon her PhD in International Law, which she completed at the Graduate Institute of Geneva in October 2016. Her doctoral dissertation aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of several hundred of inter-State bilateral energy agreements, whose existence, content and legal functioning has, thus far, been overlooked by international legal scholars.

Tibisay holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School (2014), a Master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute of Geneva (2011) and a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Juris Doctor) from the Catholic University of Milan (2009). She worked as an associate in the public international law group and in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Paris, France). Tibisay was admitted to the Bar in Italy in 2014. Her native languages are Italian and Spanish and she is fluent in English and French.

Research interests

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow at C-EENRG, Tibisay carries out a project on international energy governance. Her research project aims at establishing a conceptual legal framework of the energy sector with a view to providing a comprehensive understanding of how international energy governance works. Her research project also aims at creating a database of 1200 agreements signed between States, State-agencies, and private entities regulating all type of energy sources and activities. This database would translate the findings of her doctoral research into an effective tool to be used by scholars, practitioners, government officials and officials of non-governmental organizations. The creation of such a database is a prerequisite for gaining a comprehensive understanding of how international energy governance works.

Selected publications

Book review on Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures. (Transnational Environmental Law, forthcoming).

See also Tibisay’s biography on the C-EENRG website.