Mr. Coppens joined ICSID in September 2021.
Prior to joining ICSID, he worked as an attorney at Volterra Fietta in London (2015-2021) and at Jones Day in Brussels (2012-2014). Before entering private practice, he was a researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in the field of public international law and in particular investment treaty disputes (2008-2012).
Mr. Coppens holds qualifications from the University of Leuven and King’s College London. He qualified for legal practice in England & Wales and at the Brussels Bar (non-practicing).
He speaks English, Dutch and French.