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Werner Zdouc

Zdouc, Werner

WTO Appellate Body

Werner Zdouc has been Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat since 2006. He obtained a law degree from the University of Graz in Austria. He then went on to earn a PhD from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and afterwards an LL.M. from Michigan Law School.

Dr Zdouc joined the WTO Legal Affairs Division in 1995 and the Appellate Body Secretariat in 2001. In 2008-2009 he chaired the WTO Joint Advisory Committee to the Director General. He has been a lecturer and visiting professor at Vienna Economic University, the universities of St Gallen, Zurich, Barcelona, Seoul and Shanghai, and the Geneva Graduate Institute. In 2017, he joined the faculty of the World Trade Institute as a visiting professor. From 1987-1989 he worked for governmental and non-governmental development aid organisations. Mr Zdouc has authored various publications on international economic law and EU trade law, including (with Peter Van den Bossche) The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 4th edition (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 1077 p.