2019 Best candidate and best Master Thesis: Matthias Brzezinski

Dec 16 2019


The 2019 Executive M.B.L.-HSG "Alumni Award" for the best candidate was awarded to Matthias Brzezinski, E.M.B.L.-HSG; Mag. iur.; Legal Counsel - European Investment Bank.

Matthias is dual-qualified as Austrian attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. After having spent several years with leading Austrian law firms working in the fields of international arbitration, corporate M&A, and banking/finance, Matthias has joined the European Investment Bank (EIB) as an in-house legal counsel in 2015. Since then, he has advised the EIB on 50+ transactions in Central Europe, with a particular focus on infrastructure finance and the renewable energy sector. His personal emphasis lies on transactions in the field of green and sustainable finance and in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Matthias' master thesis on "Investment Protection in Renewable Energy Projects - Standards of protection to investors under the Energy Charter Treaty against adversary changes to Renewable Energy support policies" was awarded as the best thesis of the class of 2019.

The aim of Matthias’ thesis was to dwell on his professional experience as a dispute resolution and transactional counsel in order to provide practical advice to investors on the structuring of investments in the renewable energy sector. Read more: Abstract_Matthias_Brzezinski.pdf

We congratulate Matthias on his success!