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Andrea Mensi


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Assistant in International Economic Law at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and Ph.D. Candidate in International Law and Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, supervised by prof. Ilaria Espa (USI) and Roger O'Keefe (Bocconi).

Andrea is a qualified Attorney-at-law admitted to the Milan Bar.

Previously, Andrea gained experience in the European Union institutions, working in 2017 for the European External Action Service (EEAS) at the EU Delegation to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris. Andrea worked for three years as trainee lawyer in leading law firms in Milan on different areas of civil and criminal law, including European Union law, banking and finance regulation.

Andrea graduated cum laude in law in 2015 at Università Cattolica in Milan, with a thesis in international trade law supervised by Prof. Francesco Bestagno and a research period abroad at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

He gained experience in academia since 2015, working as teaching assistant in European Union and International law and being part of exams commissions at Università Cattolica, Università Bocconi and Università dell'Insubria. In 2018 he won the Raffaele Barletta Myllennium Awards 2018, sponsored by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, for an essay on the Brexit. 

His research areas and publications include public international and EU law, international environmental and trade law and human rights.


I am currently dealing with general public international law and European Union law. In particular, I am focusing my attention on the study of the concept of 'sovereignty' and on the legal classification of the rights of indigenous peoples on natural resources. I am also researching and publishing on the European Union’s external action and respect for the principles of customary international law and the concept of climate unilateralism.