Prof. Peter Van den Bossche
Director of Studies, WTI
Peter Van den Bossche is Director of Studies of the World Trade Institute and Professor of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Since 2018, he serves as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). He was a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization from 2009 to 2017 and served as its chairman in 2015. In 2018 and early 2019, he continued to hear appeals in cases assigned to him before the expiry in December 2017 of his second and last term as a WTO appellate judge. He is an honorary professor at Maastricht University, the Netherlands (since 2018), and a visiting professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy (since 2016), at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (since 2016), and at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (since 2010). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Investment and Trade, the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional and the WTO Chairs Programme of the World Trade Organization.
Peter Van den Bossche holds a doctorate in law from the European University Institute, Florence, an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Licence en Droit from the University of Antwerp. Van den Bossche is the author (with Werner Zdouc) of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 4th edition (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 1077 p.; and (with Denise Prévost) of Essentials of WTO Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 302 p.
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