Stuart Bruce

Senior Associate

Bruce, Stuart

Stuart Bruce is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Bruce focuses his practice on international arbitration matters across a range of industries. He has represented clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a variety of arbitral rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA, and in cases involving public international law and international commercial litigation.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Bruce was an associate in the London office of a global law firm, where he primarily focused on investment treaty arbitration and public international law matters in the energy, natural resources and financial services sectors. Previously, Mr. Bruce was a research associate at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, and has worked with a range of international organisations and international law think tanks.

Mr. Bruce publishes on various topics within the field of public international law and has taught classes in public international law.

Professional Activities

  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • International Bar Association
  • International Law Association (British branch)

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law prize for best submission for his article "International Energy Law"


Publications & News


November 21, 2016

The Project for a World Environment Court

A chapter authored by Stuart Bruce, published in Conciliation in International Law: The OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration (Brill/ Nijhoff, 2016). This chapter explores the evolution of international disputes involving aspects of the environment, the adequacy of existing international courts and tribunals to address modern environmental challenges, and selected developments to modernise the architecture and processes in international dispute settlement.

June 9, 2016

Contributions of International Law, Policy and Governance to Sustainable Energy for All

A legal policy article co-authored by Stuart Bruce, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, considers how international law and policy may be used to promote and advance sustainable development goal 7 on sustainable energy for all and to shape domestic law and policy developments in this field.

March 23, 2015

International Energy Law

The encyclopedic article authored by Stuart Bruce, published in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP, 2015), surveys the sources of international energy law, relevant key rules and principles, actors, international regulation of sectoral energy activities (offshore oil, gas and minerals; nuclear power; sustainable energy) and its integration with other disciplines within international law.

August 18, 2014

Investment Protection and International Dispute Resolution in Singapore

A chapter co-authored by Stuart Bruce, published in Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide (Sweet & Maxwell, 2014). This chapter explores the history, development and future of investment protection and investment treaty arbitration in Asia, with an emphasis on bilateral investment treaties between Singapore and other Asian states.

June 3, 2013

International Law and Renewable Energy: Facilitating Sustainable Energy for All?

The journal article, authored by Stuart Bruce and published in the Melbourne Journal of International Law (2013), explores the role and function of international law in the global regulation of renewable energy generation, use and development and considers the possible development of new international instruments for the future.

March 4, 2013

Climate Change Mitigation through Energy Efficiency Laws: From International Obligations to Domestic Regulation

The journal article, authored by Stuart Bruce and published in the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law (2013), explores the extent to which international law attempts to govern or regulate energy efficiency and the co-benefits from using supply-side and demand-side energy efficiency measures. It assesses the effectiveness of domestic energy efficiency laws and regulations in Australia and selected other states.


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LLM, first class, University College London

Graduate Diploma, Energy and Resources Law, University of Melbourne

LLB, Monash University

BS, Psychology and Business Management, Monash University

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