Tibisay is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). Her fellowship, sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, focuses on the analysis of the body of norms governing all energy activities at the international level with a view to identifying emerging patterns of international energy governance. Her fellowship also aims at creating a database of 1200 agreements signed between States, State-agencies, and private entities regulating all types of energy sources and activities.
Tibisay’s research project builds upon her PhD in International Law, which she completed at the Graduate Institute of Geneva in October 2016. Her doctoral dissertation aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of several hundred of inter-State bilateral energy agreements, whose existence, content and legal functioning has, thus far, been overlooked by international legal scholars. The ultimate goal of her thesis was to identify a set of principles of bilateral energy governance and describe their interplay with general principles of international law and customary international rules.
Tibisay holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School (2014), a Master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute of Geneva (2011) and a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (Juris Doctor) from the Catholic University of Milan (2009). She worked as an associate in the public international law group and in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Paris, France). She previously worked in the areas of labour law, insolvency law and domestic arbitration at Caffi Maroncelli & Associati (Bergamo and Milan, Italy). Tibisay was admitted to the Bar in Italy in 2014. Her native languages are Italian and Spanish and she is fluent in English and French. Her main research areas are public international law, international environmental law, energy law and international economic law.