Rebecca E. Khan focuses her doctoral research on transparency in investor-State dispute settlement, an area of study to which she brings several years of practical experience. Prior to coming to CEU, Rebecca was an attorney with the Office of the Solicitor General of the Republic of the Philippines. Aside from trial and appellate practice in Philippine courts on a wide range of legal matters, Rebecca has extensive international litigation experience, including arbitrations before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as disputes brought before the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In addition, Rebecca was tapped by the Philippine Supreme Court as a member of its drafting committee for the Rules of Court on Alternative Dispute Resolution. She was also part of the Philippine delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group on the preparation of a legal standard on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration. Drawn to the academe, Rebecca has taught Public International Law at a law school in the Philippines, and lectures frequently on the topic of investment treaty arbitration for government lawyers and mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) programs for private practitioners.
As a Fulbright scholar, she obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law, with highest honors, from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she was also a recipient of the Buergenthal Scholarship from the Law School.