Prof. Matthias Oesch
Non-Discrimination and Economic Freedom
Matthias Oesch is professor of public law, European law and international economic law at the University of Zurich. Furthermore, he is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI) and a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. Previously, he worked as legal counsel in the WTO Division of the Federal Department of Economics, Switzerland, having inter alia represented Switzerland before the Appellate Body in the US – Steel case and in the DSU Review (2003-2005). He also worked as attorney-at-law in a law firm in Zurich (2009-2010) and as an assistant professor of European and international economic law at the University of Bern (2007-2013). He is a member of the Berne Bar (1999), received his LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2000) and his Dr. as well as his PD from the University of Bern (2003 and 2008, respectively). He has written on WTO and EU trade matters and on Swiss law, including three books: Standards of Review in WTO Dispute Resolution (2003), International Trade Regulation: Law and Policy in the WTO, the European Union and Switzerland (2005, co-authored with Thomas Cottier), and Differenzierung und Typisierung: Zur Dogmatik der Rechtsgleichheit in der Rechtsetzung (2008).