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Orsolya Toth

Assistant Professor in Commercial Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

Dr Orsolya Toth read law at Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. Subsequently, she was educated at Keble College, Oxford where she obtained her DPhil, MPhil and MJur degrees. She was awarded the Allen & Overy Prize for best performance in Transnational Commercial Law during the BCL/MJur examinations at Oxford. Previously, Dr Toth was a member of the International Arbitration Group at Allen & Overy in London where she acted as counsel on numerous commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a range of industry sectors. She also worked in Budapest with the same firm on corporate and finance matters. Dr Toth is the author of a monograph and several articles in the fields of commercial law and arbitration.

Teaching Summary

Contract, International Investment Law

Research Summary

Dr Toth's research interest lies in the areas of transnational commercial law, international arbitration and international investment law. She has researched and written in the fields of commercial… read more

Recent Publications

  • ORSOLYA TOTH, 2017. The Lex Mercatoria in Theory and Practice Oxford University Press.
  • ORSOLYA TOTH, BALAZS SAHIN-TOTH and IMRE KASA, 2012. Recent Developments in Hungarian Arbitration Law: A Cause for Concern European International Arbitration Review. 1(2),
  • ORSOLYA TOTH and BALAZS SAHIN-TOTH, 2012. Hungary: Hidden Anti-arbitration Provision Creates Risks for Investors Global Arbitration Review: Features.
  • ORSOLYA TOTH, 2006. The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts as the Governing Law - Reflections in Light of the Reform of the Rome Convention (1980). In: E CASHIN RITAINE and E LEIN, eds., The UNIDROIT Principles 2004 - Their Impact on Contractual Practice, Jurisprudence and Codification Swiss Institute of International and Comparative Law (ISDC).

Current Research

Dr Toth's research interest lies in the areas of transnational commercial law, international arbitration and international investment law. She has researched and written in the fields of commercial law, legal harmonisation, contract law and public international law.

  • ORSOLYA TOTH, 2017. The Lex Mercatoria in Theory and Practice Oxford University Press.
  • ORSOLYA TOTH, BALAZS SAHIN-TOTH and IMRE KASA, 2012. Recent Developments in Hungarian Arbitration Law: A Cause for Concern European International Arbitration Review. 1(2),
  • ORSOLYA TOTH and BALAZS SAHIN-TOTH, 2012. Hungary: Hidden Anti-arbitration Provision Creates Risks for Investors Global Arbitration Review: Features.
  • ORSOLYA TOTH, 2006. The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts as the Governing Law - Reflections in Light of the Reform of the Rome Convention (1980). In: E CASHIN RITAINE and E LEIN, eds., The UNIDROIT Principles 2004 - Their Impact on Contractual Practice, Jurisprudence and Codification Swiss Institute of International and Comparative Law (ISDC).
  • ORSOLYA TOTH, 2004. Egyseges Europai Szerzodesi Jog - Ervek, Ellenervek es Jogosszehasonlitas (Unified European Contract Law - Arguments for, Arguments against and Comparative Law). In: P TAKACS, ed., Prize (OTDK) Winning Pieces of ELTE University Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences.
  • ORSOLYA TOTH, 2002. Az Egyesult Europa Egyseges Maganjoga - Realitas vagy Illuzio? (Unified Private Law for a United Europe - Reality or Illusion?) Collega: Journal of Accursius Lawyers' Association. 4/2002, 10-19

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