Lise Johnson

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Head of Investment Law and Policy

New York, NY

United States









Scholarly Papers (6)


The Impact of Investment Treaties on Governance of Private Investment in Infrastructure

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2014/32
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2014
Lise Johnson
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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Citation 1



BITs; Investor-State Arbitration; Infrastructure; Foreign Investment; FDI


Investor-State Contracts, Host-State 'Commitments' and the Myth of Stability in International Law

American Review of International Arbitration, vol. 24, no. 3, p. 361 (2013)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Oct 2016
Lise Johnson and Oleksandr Volkov
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners
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investment arbitration, investment treaties, BITs, comparative law


FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, 2nd Edition

K. Sauvant and J. Reimer, eds., New York: Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, 2012
Number of pages: 282 Posted: 16 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2018
Karl P. Sauvant, Jennifer Reimer, Todd Allee, Ilan Alon, Alice H. Amsden, Tadahiro Asami, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Paul Barbour, Christian Bellak, Axel Berger, Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Subrata Bhattacharjee, Harry G. Broadman, Elizabeth Broomfield, Gert Bruche, Matthias Busse, John A. Cantwell, Aleh Cherp, Lorenzo Cotula, Nandita Dasgupta, Kenneth Davies, Alexandre de Gramont, Armand Claude de Mestral, Kabir Duggal, Persephone Economou, John Evans, David N. Fagan, Mark Feldman, Hermann Ferré, Daniel M. Firger, Daniel M. Firger, Veljko Fotak, Susan Franck, Kevin P. Gallagher, Nilgun Gokgur, Kathryn Gordon, Jose Guimon, Thilo Hanemann, Torfinn Harding, Jean-François Hennart, Seev Hirsch, Wing (Xiaoying) Huo, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, Nathan M. Jensen, Lise Johnson, Thomas Jost, George Kahale III, Kalman Kalotay, Laza Kekic, John M. Kline, Charles Kovacs, Jürgen Kurtz, Jo En Low, Miguel Pérez Ludeña, Edmund J. Malesky, Geraldine McAllister, William L. Megginson, Sophie Meunier, Michael Mortimore, Joel Moser, Michael D. Nolan, Peter Nunnenkamp, Terutomo Ozawa, Clint Peinhardt, Nicolás M. Perrone, Luke Eric Peterson, Mark Plotkin, Joachim Pohl, Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen, Carlos Razo, Daniel Rosen, Martin Roy, Giorgio Sacerdoti, Premila Nazareth Satyanand, Manfred Schekulin, Stephan W. Schill, Francisco Colman Sercovich, Arjen HL Slangen, Roger Smeets, Hans Smit, M. Sornarajah, Frederic G. Sourgens, Jonathan Strauss, Kenneth P. Thomas, Margo Thomas, Perrine Toledano, Julien Topal, Anne van Aaken, Anne van Aaken, Gus Van Harten, Daniel Villar, Sandy Walker, Mira Wilkins, Jason W. Yackee and Chen Zhao
Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Independent, Independent, University of Agder - School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Independent, University of Michigan Law School, Independent, WU, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE), University of Groningen, Heenan Blaikie LLP, World Bank - Europe and Central Asia Region, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Ruhr-University Bochum, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Central European University, Independent, Independent, Columbia University, Independent, McGill University - Faculty of Law, Independent, World Bank Group, Saint Peter's University, Independent, Peking University School of Transnational Law, Independent, New York University School of LawColumbia Center for Climate Change Law, School of Management, University at Buffalo (SUNY), American University - Washington College of Law, Boston University, Independent, Investment Division, OECD, Autonomous University of Madrid, Independent, University of Oxford, Tilburg University - Tilburg University School of Economics and Management, Tel Aviv University - Faculty of Management, Independent, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, Independent, Institute of World Economics, Independent, Independent, Independent, University of Melbourne - Law School, Independent, Independent, Duke University, Political Science, Columbia University, University of Oklahoma, Princeton University - Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Independent, Independent, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, University of Kiel, East-West Center, University of Texas at Dallas, Escuela de Derecho, Universidad de Valparaíso, Independent, Independent, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Investment Division, University College London, United Nations, Independent, World Trade Organization (WTO) - Trade in Services Division, Bocconi University - Department of Law, Independent, Government of the Republic of Austria - Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, University of Amsterdam, Independent, University of Amsterdam Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Management & Global Business, Columbia University - Law School, National University of Singapore - Faculty of Law, Washburn University - School of Law, Independent, University of Missouri at Saint Louis, Independent, Columbia University - Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, European University Institute - Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS), Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective GoodsUniversity of Hamburg, Law School, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Economics, Independent, Florida International University (FIU) - Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin Law School and Independent
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Citation 2




Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century

Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century (2018); ISBN: 978-0-692-15439-7 
Number of pages: 172 Posted: 13 Dec 2018
ANU - School of Regulation and Global Governance, University College London - Faculty of Laws, University of Louvain (Belgium), Boston College - Law School, University of Warwick - School of Law, Institute of World Economics, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, African Center of International Law Practice (ACILP), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Georgetown University - Harrison Institute for Public Law, George Washington University, Boston College Law School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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international investment law, global economic governance, multilateral reforms


The Mauritius Convention on Transparency: Comments on the Treaty and its Role in Increasing Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Oct 2016
Lise Johnson
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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Citation 4




At the Intersection of Land Grievances and Legal Liability: The Need to Reconsider Contract Rights and Expectations at the Supranational Level

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 Jul 2020
Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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Human rights, investment, international investment law, grievances, communities