Ondrej Svoboda serves as an officer at the Unit of International Law of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic where he provides complex expertise in investment issues and legal counsel supporting the Czech position in conducting the EU Common Commercial Policy and trade law in general.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. He also holds a B.A. degree in International Area Studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. From 2009 to 2010 he studied international relations and politics at the University of Kent as part of the Erasmus programme. Currently, he teaches public international law at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University as a PhD candidate. His main fields of interest include international investment law, WTO law, and the European Union's trade policy.
Ondrej's publications include several research articles, most prominently "Sustainable Development Chapters in the EU Free Trade Agreements: Searching for Effectiveness" (Journal of World Trade, 2018), co-authored with Katerina Hradilova, "EU-India Investment Negotiations and their Prospects in Era of Backlash and Reform" (Transnational Dispute Management, 2018) or "TTIP and ISDS: not irreconcilable acronyms" (Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law, 2015)