Philip holds an LL.M. in "International and European Law: Trade and Investment Law" from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and an LL.B. from FernUniversitšt in Hagen (Germany). He advanced his studies in Barcelona (Spain) where he attended specialized courses of the "International Economic Law and Policy Program" (IELPO LL.M.) as well as in Bern (Switzerland) at the WTI Summer Academy 2015 of the World Trade Institute.
Prior to commencing his Ph.D. at Melbourne Law School he interned in dispute settlement with the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization and worked for three years as a law clerk at Clearingstelle EEG, a German alternative dispute resolution institution enacted under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act with the purpose of settling domestic renewable energy disputes.
Philip is furthermore part of the Global Economic Law Network (GELN), the Australian-German Climate and Energy College and the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges. His research is kindly funded by the Australian Government through the Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS).