Dr. Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

Affiliate Researcher

Dr. Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb is a lawyer and historian specializing in international arbitration, investigations, and litigation. He is International Counsel in the disputes team at Homburger AG in Zürich.

His current research project, entitled “The Creation of Private Rights in Public Information,” investigates how, starting with letters and leading to the Internet, legal regimes have developed to facilitate control over publicly-available information. This project follows on from his book, The International Distribution of News (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which explored how news organizations, such as the Associated Press, BBC, Havas, Reuters, and Wolff, developed contractual mechanisms to control access to news in the absence of a copyright. 

Dr. Silberstein-Loeb is a barrister of the Inner Temple and a member of the New York Bar. Prior to joining Homburger, he was a member of the litigation department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York, before which he practiced in chambers at Five Paper Buildings, Inner Temple, London. Before joining the bar, Dr. Silberstein-Loeb was a senior lecturer in history at Keble College, Oxford and a research fellow at the Saïd Business School. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge before which he was a Fulbright Fellow in Kyoto, Japan. He holds an LL.M. from NYU Law School, an LL.B. from City University, London, and a B.A. from Colby College.

Research Interests

  • International arbitration, litigation, and investigations
  • Technology, data privacy, and property rights


The Creation of Private Rights in Public Information


From July 2021
Associate, Homburger AG, Zürich

From April 2021
Affiliate Researcher, MPI, Frankfurt

October 2015 to April 2021
Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York

September 2014 to October 2015
Barrister, Five Paper Buildings, London

September 2013 to May 2014
LLM, NYU Law School, New York

September 2009 to September 2013
Senior Lecturer in History, Keble College, University of Oxford 

September 2011 to June 2013
LL.B. and BPTC, City University, London

September 2008 to September 2011
Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

January 2006 to May 2009
Ph.D., History, University of Cambridge

September 2004 to June 2005
M.Phil., Modern European History, University of Cambridge

September 2003 to September 2004
Fulbright Fellow, Kyoto

September 1999 to June 2003
B.A., History, Colby College

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