Otabek Ismailov is a PhD candidate in Law at the University of Ottawa. He mainly researches in the area of International Investment Law (Investor-State Arbitration). He has earned his undergraduate and graduate law degrees in Uzbekistan. He also earned a master's degree in International Development from the Graduate School of International Development at Nagoya University (Japan), where he completed a professional graduate program on Governance and Law. Otabek Ismailov is licensed to practice law in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Previously, he worked as a legal officer at the Department of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan.