Biographies of all Participants
Prof. Georges Michel Abi-Saab
Georges Michel Abi-Saab is a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Resolution Body; Honorary Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (having taught there from 1963 to 2000); Honorary Professor at Cairo University’s Faculty of Law; and a Member of the Institute of International Law.
Professor Abi-Saab served as consultant to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the preparation of two reports on “Respect of Human Rights in Armed Conflicts” (1969 and 1970), and for the report on “Progressive Development of Principles and Norms of International Law Relating to the New International Economic Order” (1984). He represented Egypt in the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law (1974 to 1977), and acted as Counsel and advocate for several governments in cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as well as in international arbitrations. He has also served twice as judge ad hoc on the ICJ, as Judge on the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, and as a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission. He is a Member of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund and of various international arbitral tribunals (ICSID, ICC, CRCICA, etc.).
Professor Abi-Saab graduated in law from Cairo University and pursued his studies in law, economics and politics at the Universities of Paris, Michigan (MA in Economics), Harvard Law School (LLM and SJD), Cambridge and Geneva (Docteur es Sciences Politiques). He also held numerous visiting professorships, inter alia, at Harvard Law School, the Universities of Tunis, Jordan, the West Indies (Trinidad), as well as the Rennert Distinguished Professorship at NYU School of Law and the Henri Rolin Chair in Belgian Universities.
Professor Abi-Saab is the author of numerous books and articles, including “Les exceptions préliminaires dans la procédure de la Cour internationale: Etude des notions fondamentales de procédure et des moyens de leur mise en oeuvre” (Paris, Pedone, 1967); “International Crises and the Role of Law: The United Nations Operation in Congo 1960-1964” (Oxford University Press, 1978); “The Concept of International Organization” (as editor) (Paris, UNESCO, 1981; French edition, 1980); and of two courses at the Hague Academy of International Law: “Wars of National Liberation in the Geneva Conventions and Protocols” (Recueil des cours, vol. 165 (1979-IV)) and the “General Course of Public International Law”(in French) (Recueil des cours, vol. 207 (1987-VII)).
Prof. Luiz Olavo Baptista
Luiz Olavo Baptista is currently a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body as well as Professor of International Trade Law at the University of São Paulo Law School.
He has been a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague since 1996, and of the International Chambre of Commerce (ICC) Institute for International Trade Practices and of its Commission on Trade and Investment Policy, since 1999. In addition, he has been one of the arbitrators designated under Mercosur's Protocol of Brasilia since 1993.
Professor Baptista is also senior partner at the L.O. Baptista Law Firm, in São Paulo, Brazil, where he concentrates his practice on corporate law, arbitration and international litigation. He has been practicing law for almost 40 years advising governments, international organizations and large corporations in Brazil and in other jurisdictions. Professor Baptista has been an arbitrator at the United Nations Compensation Commission (E4A Panel) in several private commercial disputes and State-investor proceedings, as well as in disputes under Mercosur's Protocol of Brasilia. In addition, he has participated as a legal advisor in diverse projects sponsored by the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
He obtained his law degree from the Catholic University of São Paulo, pursued post-graduate studies at Columbia University Law School and The Hague Academy of International Law, and received a Ph.D in International Law from the University of Paris II. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1978-1979, and at the University of Paris I and the University of Paris X between 1996 and 2000. Professor Baptista has published extensively on various issues in Brazil and abroad.
Prof. John J. Barceló III
John J. Barceló is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law and Reich Director of the Berger International Legal Studies Program at Cornell Law School. He holds an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn, Germany (1966-67). He was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade law (1981-83). He has been a visiting professor or scholar at St. John's College, University of Oxford (1987); the University of Siena, Italy (1987); the Central European University, in Budapest, Hungary (1995 to the present); the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1996 and 1998); Pompeu Fabra law faculty in Barcelona (2002); the Bucerius law faculty in Hamburg (2004 and 2007); the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, affiliated with the Max Planck Institute (2004 to the present); and the Centre for Law, Economics and Institutions at Torino, Italy (2006). He lectured at the Henry Wang School of Law in Suzhou, China (summer, 2007). He organized major conferences on WTO law at the University of Paris I (summer, 2004) and at Peking University (Beida), Beijing (summer, 2006).
Professor Barceló is the founder and continuing co-director of the Cornell-University of Paris I Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law (held annually in Paris since 1994). As head of Cornell’s international legal studies program he has been primarily responsible for its expansion from the mid-1970’s to the present, and is currently advisor to the Cornell International Law Journal and primary academic supervisor of Cornell’s LL.M. students. He is also the founder of Cornell’s dual-degree programs with the University of Paris I, Sciences Po, and Humboldt University in Berlin, and of Cornell’s many exchange relationships with European law schools (in France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Spain).
Professor Barceló’s scholarship and teaching has focused primarily on issues of international economic integration, including trade law (WTO and EU law) and international commercial arbitration. In addition to numerous articles in many professional journals, his publications include the following books as author or editor (published or in process): Rethinking the World Trading System (in process, 2008 or 2009, with H. Corbet) (essays at Paris and Beijing WTO conferences); European Union Law—Institutional & Constitutional Structure (in process, 2009, with P. Manin); International Commercial Arbitration—A Transnational Prospective (3d ed., 2006, West) (with T. Varady and A. von Mehren); (2d ed., 2003); (1st ed., 1999); International Commercial Arbitration—Teacher’s Manual (3d ed. 2006, West) (with T. Varady and A. von Mehren); (2d ed., 2003); (1st ed., 2001); A Global Law of Jurisdiction and Judgments: Lessons from the Hague (editor and contributor, 2002, Kluwer) (with C. Clermont); Lawyers= Practice and Ideals--A Comparative View (editor and contributor, 1999, Kluwer) (with R. Cramton).
At Cornell Professor Barceló teaches International Commercial Arbitration; WTO and International Trade Law; EU Law; and International Business Transactions.
He has experience as an international arbitrator and is a member of the International Arbitration Institute (Paris). He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Comparative Law (1977-2004); of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law (1977-2004); and of the Société de Législation Comparée (Paris) (1994-2001).
Prof. William J. Davey
William J. Davey is the Guy Raymond Jones Chair at the College of Law, where he has taught courses in international trade law, European Union law, international business transactions, and corporate/securities law since 1984. Professor Davey held the Edwin M. Adams Professorship prior to being named the Guy Raymond Jones Chair.
In December, 2007, Professor Davey was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree by the University of Berne (Switzerland) at its 173rd Dies Academicus. Professor Davey was cited "for his fundamental work in the development and evolution of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement system, thanks to which numerous trade conflicts were peaceably resolved; for his outstanding academic contributions to the law of GATT and the new WTO in the search for balanced and fair rules for international trade; and for his longstanding efforts to promote knowledge of European law in the United States so as to advance and contribute to the trans-Atlantic dialogue."
Since its founding in 2001, he has been on the faculty of the Masters Program in International Law and Economics at University of Berne in Switzerland and is a Faculty Associate of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown Law Center. Professor Davey has also taught at the Academy of International Economic Law and Dispute Settlement in Geneva and the Academy of International Trade law in Macau and was Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Bielefeld in Germany in 1994.
After graduating from law school, Professor Davey served as a law clerk to Judge J. Edward Lumbard at the U.S. Court of Appeals, New York, and Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then worked in Brussels and New York for the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. From 1995-99, he was on leave from the College and served as the Director of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization. Since leaving the WTO he has served on WTO arbitral panels in respect of international trade disputes between Canada and Brazil, the European Union and Korea, and the European Union and the United States.
In 2004, Professor Davey received the Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, the highest award bestowed upon a University of Illinois faculty member for scholarship and service within the international community.
Professor Davey is the author of Legal Problems of International Economic Relations (fourth edition 2002, with Jackson & Sykes), European Community Law (second edition 2002, with Bermann, Goebel & Fox), Pine & Swine: Canada-United States Trade Dispute Settlement (1996), and Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement (1991-2000, with Pescatore & Lowenfeld), as well as many articles on various international trade law issues. He is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the International Trade Committee of the International Law Association.
Professor Davey is Associate Editor of The Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford) and also serves on the Board of Advisors for The Columbia Journal of European Law and the Faculty Editorial Board of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. He is Advisor to the Asian WTO Research Network and on the Board of Advisers of the Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property of UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).
Mr. Lothar Ehring
Lothar Ehring serves in the Unit of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade that is responsible for Legal Aspects of Trade Policy. He is the Coordinator for legal issues of multilateral trade, handles a number of current WTO disputes and also represents the European Community in the negotiations on the reform of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding. Lothar Ehring specializes on horizontal questions of dispute settlement, the law of non-discrimination, trade in agriculture and institutional questions of the WTO, topics on which he also lectures at universities and publishes in law reviews.
Prior to his present position, Lothar Ehring was Legal Affairs Officer in the Legal Affairs Division and the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, where he worked on dispute settlement cases and occasionally trained trade officials from Member governments. He graduated in law from the University of Passau in Germany, holds the German qualification for the judicial office and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
Prof. Andrew T. Guzman
Andrew T. Guzman is Professor of Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Prior to joining the Boalt faculty, Andrew Guzman was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Juan R. Torruella, Chief Judge of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996 and was commentaries editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received a doctorate in economics from Harvard University during the same year.
Professor Guzman's research interests are focused on international trade and international law (private and public). A list of his publications is available. He teaches course on contracts, international trade and international business, among other subjects.
Professor Guzman was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School during fall 2003.
Ms. Jennifer Hillman
Jennifer Hillman is a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Resolution Body and also serves as a Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center's Institute of International Economic Law. Her work focuses on the WTO dispute settlement system, the WTO agreements related to trade remedies, and the WTO jurisprudence related to trade remedies.
From 1998 to 2007, Ms Hillman served as a member of the US International Trade Commission — an independent, quasi-judicial agency responsible for making determinations in anti-dumping and countervailing proceedings, and conducting safeguard investigations.
From 1995 to 1997, Ms Hillman served as the chief legal counsel to the USTR, overseeing the legal developments necessary to complete the implementation of the Uruguay Round Agreement.
From 1993 to 1995, Ms Hillman was responsible for negotiating all US bilateral textile agreements prior to the adoption of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing.
Ms Hillman has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from Duke University, North Carolina, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Prof. Robert L. Howse
Robert L. Howse is the Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Professor Howse is an internationally recognized authority on international economic law and is also a specialist in 20th century European legal and political philosophy, particularly the thought of Alexander Kojeve and Leo Strauss. Professor Howse received his B.A. in philosophy and political science with high distinction, as well as an LL.B., with honours, from the University of Toronto, where he was co-editor in chief of the Faculty of Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University, Tsinghua University, and Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada and taught in the Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence. During the fall of 2005 Howse was a visiting professor at the University of Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne).
Since 2000, Professor Howse has been a member of the faculty of the World Trade Institute, Berne, Master’s in International Law and Economics Programme. He is a frequent consultant or adviser to government agencies and international organizations such as the OECD, UNCTAD, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Law Commission of Canada and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is a Reporter for the American Law Institute on WTO Law. He has acted as a consultant to the investor's counsel in several NAFTA investor-state arbitrations. He is a core team member of the Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) project, a private/public partnership that includes, among others, Yale University, the law firm of Baker & McKenzie and the investment bank Climate Change Capital. Howse serves on the editorial advisory boards of the European Journal of International Law and Legal Issues in Economic Integration. He has also held a variety of posts with the Canadian foreign ministry, including as a member of the Policy Planning Secretariat and a diplomat at the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade.
Howse is the author, co-author, or editor of six books, including Trade and Transitions; Economic Union, Social Justice, and Constitutional Reform; The Regulation of International Trade; Yugoslavia the Former and Future; The World Trading System; and The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the EU and the U.S. He is also the co-translator of Alexander Kojève’s Outline for a Phenomenology of Right and the principal author of the interpretative commentary in that volume.
Ms. Valerie Hughes
Valerie Hughes is Assistant Deputy Minister and Counsel to the Department of Finance, Government of Canada. She also leads the Central Agencies Portfolio at the Department of Justice, with responsibility for Legal Services at the Treasury Board, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, and the Public Service Commission.
Previously, Ms. Hughes was Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat in Geneva (August 2000 to December 2005). Before moving to Geneva, Ms. Hughes spent nineteen years with the Government of Canada, during which she held various positions in the public and private international law fields.
Ms. Hughes has served as counsel for Canada before numerous international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, panels established under the North American Free Trade Agreement, WTO panels and the WTO Appellate Body.
Ms. Hughes is President of the Canadian Council on International Law.
Prof. John H. Jackson
John H. Jackson is a University Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Jackson joined the Georgetown faculty after a distinguished career as Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Delhi in Delhi, India and the University of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium, a Consultant on Legal Education to the Ford Foundation, a Research Scholar at the headquarters of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Brussels, Belgium. He has served as General Counsel for the Office of the President's Special Representative for Trade in the U.S. Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C. (1973-1974), and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan (1988-1989). Over the years, he has also advised the U.S. and various foreign governments, international organizations, and in 2000, served as chairperson of a WTO panel for a trade dispute settlement procedure. Professor Jackson has served as a member of the board of editors for the American Journal of International Law, Law and Policy in International Business, International Tax & Business Lawyer, Fordham International Law Journal, and the Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade. He is a member of the editorial board for The World Economy and a past member of the editorial boards for the International Bar Association and the Journal of World Trade Law. He is the editor in chief and a founding editor of the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by Oxford Press (UK) since 1998. On November 5, 1998, Professor Jackson was formally inaugurated to the position of University Professor at GULC. His inaugural lecture was subsequently the basis of an article in the JIEL (Vol. 3, Issue 1) entitled, "International Economic Law in Times that are Interesting."
Professor Jackson is also Director of the Institute of International Economic Law at GULC. In 1992, Professor Jackson received the Wolfgang Friedman Memorial Award for lifelong contribution to the field of international law, of the Columbia University Journal of Transnational Law and Columbia Society of International Law at Columbia University. He has been an honorary vice president of the American Society of International Law, having previously served in various capacities including Vice President of the Society. Professor Jackson was also honored in early 2000 by the publication of a volume of essays in his honor by authors from four different continents, discussed and presented at a conference held at GULC in January 2001.
In November 2002, Professor Jackson delivered the annual Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lecture, in Cambridge University, England. The series of three lectures was entitled, "The Changing Fundamentals of International Law and International Economic Law: Perspectives on Sovereignty, Subsidiary, Power Allocation, and International Institution Building." A book published by Cambridge University Press in April 2006 based partly on these lectures is entitled "Sovereignty, the WTO, and Changing Fundamentals of International Law." In June of 2003, Professor Jackson was awarded the honorary degree, "Doctor Iuris Honoris Causa," from Hamburg University Faculty of Law. Also in June, he was appointed by WTO Director-General, Dr. Supachai Panitchpadki, to a WTO Consultative Board, composed of eight "eminent persons," and chaired by Peter Sutherland. The Board was charged with considering and presenting a report to the Director-General and others about various systemic institutional problems of the WTO, and this report was published in January 2005 by the WTO. In March 2006 Prof. Jackson was honored in China with the title of "Honorary Professor" at the University of International Business and Economics(UIBE) and Renmin University. Professor Jackson has published numerous books, articles, and chapters (a link to his full bibliography appears below). Among his more recent books are: The Jurisprudence of the GATT and the WTO: Insights on Treaty Law and Economic Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2000), The World Trade Organization: Constitution and Jurisprudence. (Chatham House Papers, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1998), Legal Problems of International Economic Relations (4th ed. 2002, co-authored); The World Trading System (MIT Press, 2d ed. 1997); Implementing the Uruguay Round (Oxford Press, 1997, co-authored). His articles have appeared in law reviews throughout this country and abroad. A longer version of this resume is available upon request.
The American Society of International Law will bestow upon Prof. Jackson the Manley O. Hudson Medal, awarded for “pre-eminent scholarship and achievement in international law.” The ceremony will take place at the annual meeting of the ASIK on April 11th. Prof. Jackson will also be awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the European University Institute at a ceremony in Florence, Italy in October 2008.
Ms. Merit E. Janow
Merit E. Janow is a Professor of International Economic law & International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is an expert in international trade and competition law and policy with broad experience in academia, government and business and life-long exposure to the Asia-Pacific region. She teaches advanced courses in international trade/WTO law, comparative antitrust law at Columbia Law School and international economic policy at SIPA. She is also the Co-Director of the APEC Study Center and a member of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She currently serves on the board of directors of several corporations and not for profit organizations. For two years (2002-2004), she was Director of the Masters Program in International Affairs. For four years, from December 2003 to December 2007, Professor Janow served as a Member of the WTO’s Appellate Body. Her U.S. government experience included three years as executive director of the first advisory committee to the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice on international antitrust enforcement matters (1997-2000) and nearly four years as the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China, during which period she was responsible for all bilateral trade negotiations between the United States and Japan and the People’s Republic of China (1989-1993). She is the author of two books and numerous articles on international trade law, antitrust law and foreign economic policy matters. Early in her career, Professor Janow was a corporate lawyer specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions with the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and before that she worked on international trade policy matters at a U.S. think tank. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and speaks and reads Japanese. Professor Janow has a JD from Columbia Law School and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Mr. Shotaro Oshima
Mr. Shotaro Oshima was appointed to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body on November 27, 2007 to begin a four-year term in June 2008. Mr. Oshima is a law graduate from the University of Tokyo, with almost 40 years experience as a diplomat in Japan's Foreign Service, most recently as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.
From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Oshima was Japan's Permanent Representative to the WTO, during which time he served as Chair of the General Council and the Dispute Settlement Body.
Prior to his time in Geneva, Mr. Oshima served as Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for economic matters and was designated as Prime Minister Koizumi's Personal Representative to the G8 Summit in Canada in June 2002. In the same year he served as the Prime Minister's Personal Representative to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Oshima served as Director-General for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for formulating and implementing major policy initiatives in Japan's external economic relations.
Prof. Joost H.B. Pauwelyn
Joost H.B. Pauwelyn is Professor of Law and Director of the JDLLM Program in International and Comparative Law at Duke Law School. Professor Pauwelyn's areas of concentration are international economic law (in particular, the law of the World Trade Organization and international investment law), public international law and European Union law. His research focuses on the problem of conflict of norms in public international law, in particular, the relationship between WTO law and other norms of international law, and the settlement of disputes in the WTO and other international tribunals, especially health, environmental and investment disputes.
Professor Pauwelyn received his Bachelor’s degree in law (Cand. Jur.), cum laude, from the University of Namur, Belgium; his Master’s degree in law (Lic. Jur.), magna cum laude, from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, his Magister Juris, with first class honours, from the University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, UK, and Ph.D. in law, from the University of Neuchtel, Switzerland. He was also an Erasmus scholar at the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, a researcher at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and attended the Hague Academy of International Law in The Netherlands.
Prior to joining the Duke Law faculty, he served as a Legal Affairs Officer for the World Trade Organization in Geneva (1996-2002), first, in the Legal Affairs Division, then in the Appellate Body Secretariat. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London, a Visiting Lecturer at Columbia Law School, and an Emile Noel Fellow, New York University School of Law. Former positions have included Assistant Professor at the University of Neuchtel (Switzerland) and Associate in the litigation and public law departments of De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae law offices in Brussels. He was also a consultant with, among others, the European Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels, the United Nations University, Tokyo, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM).
Pauwelyn regularly advises law firms, governments and other actors in WTO dispute settlement cases.
He received the 2005 Paul Guggenheim Prize for his book on Conflict of Norms in Public International Law, How WTO Law Relates to other Rules of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and most recently co-edited a book on Human Rights and International Trade (Oxford University Press, 2005). In 2006, he received the Duke Law School's Faculty Scholarship Award.
Professor Pauwelyn is a Member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law (EJIL), the International Trade Law Committee of the International Law Association (ILA), the American Society of International Law (ASIL) as well as the European Society of International Law (ESIL).
From April to July 2006, Pauwelyn was a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. In the Spring semester of 2007, he was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law Center.
Ms. Amelia Porges
Amelia Porges is counsel in the Washington, DC office of Sidley Austin LLP. Ms. Porges focuses her practice on international trade, regulatory and market access issues, advising businesses, trade associations and governments on using trade and investment rules to solve market access problems and resolve disputes. She has argued before WTO and GATT panels and the WTO Appellate Body, and has advised governments and businesses in WTO disputes and international negotiations. In this work she draws on her 20 years of experience with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
Prof. Yasuhei Taniguchi
Yasuhei Taniguchi served as a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body from 2000-2007 and is currently Professor of law at Senshu University Law School, as well as Attorney at Law in Tokyo. He obtained a law degree from Kyoto University in 1957 and was fully qualified as a jurist in 1959. His graduate degrees include LL.M., University of California at Berkeley (1963) and J.S.D., Cornell University (1964). He taught at Kyoto University for 39 years and has been Professor Emeritus since 1998. He also has taught as Visiting Professor of Law in the United States (University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, and University of Richmond), in Australia (Murdoch University and University of Melbourne), at the University of Hong Kong and at the University of Paris XII.
Professor Taniguchi is former president of the Japanese Association of Civil Procedure and until 2007 was vice-president of the International Association of Procedural Law. He is currently president of the Japan Association of Arbitrators. He is affiliated with various academic societies and arbitral organizations as arbitrator, including the International Council for Commercial Arbitration the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the International Law Association; the American Law Institute; the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; the London Court of International Arbitration; the American Arbitration Association; the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; the Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission; the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; and the Cairo Regional Centre of Commercial Arbitration. He has also been an active arbitrator in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of International Arbitration.
Professor Taniguchi has written numerous books and articles in the fields of civil procedure, arbitration, insolvency, the judicial system and legal profession, as well as comparative and international law related to these fields. His publications have been published in Japanese, Chinese, English, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese. Most recent publications in English include Civil Litigation in Comparative Context (co-author, Thomson-West 2007), The Obligation to Mitigate Damages (ICC Dossiers IV 2006), The Changing Image of Japanese Practicing Lawyers (UC Berkeley Robbins Collection 2007), The Development of an Adversary System in Japanese Civil Procedure (UW Press 2007), Understanding the Concept of Prima Facie Proof in WTO Dispute Settlement (Juris 2008).
Mr. David Unterhalter
David Unterhalter is a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body. Mr. Unterhalter holds degrees from Trinity College, Cambridge, the University of the Witwatersrand, and University College Oxford. David Unterhalter has been a Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa since 1998, and from 2000 – 2006, he was the Director of the Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, an institute focusing upon global law.
Mr. Unterhalter is a member of the Johannesburg Bar; as a practicing advocate he has appeared in a large number of cases in the fields of trade law, competition law, constitutional law, and commercial law. His experience includes representing different parties in anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases. He has acted as an advisor to the South African Department of Trade and Industry. In addition, he has served on a number of WTO dispute settlement panels.
Mr. Unterhalter has published widely in the fields of public law and competition law.
Prof. Joseph Weiler
Joseph Weiler is University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law and Director of the Hauser Global Law School Program. He heads the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice and is a member of the faculty Executive Committee of the NYU Institute of International Law and Justice.
Weiler is also Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and Natolin, Poland; Honorary Professor at University College, London; Honorary Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen; and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China.
Weiler is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Reporter of the American Law Institute (International trade: WTO). He holds degrees from Sussex (B.A.); Cambridge (LL.B. and LL.M.); and The Hague Academy of International Law (Diploma of International Law). He earned his Ph.D. in European Law at the EUI, Florence. He is recipient of Doctorates Honoris Causa from London University and from Sussex University, and is Honorary Member of the Senate of the University of Ljubljana.
From 1978 to 1985, Weiler was a member of the Department of Law at the European University Institute, Florence, and co-founded its Academy of European Law in 1989. He later served as Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School (1985-1992) and as Manley Hudson Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Harvard Law School (1992-2001).
Weiler served as a member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, co-drafting the European Parliament's Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms and Parliament's input to the Maastricht Inter-intergovernmental Conference. He is a WTO and NAFTA Panelist, and a founding editor of the European Journal of International Law, the European Law Journal, and the World Trade Review.
Weiler is author of articles and books in the fields of international, comparative, and European law. His publications include: Constitution of Europe - do the New Clothes have an Emperor? (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998 - translations into Spanish, Italian, German, Slovenian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Serbian, Portuguese, Romanian in print or in preparation); Kompetenzen und Grundrechte (with Bruno Simma, Markus C. Zöckler) (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 1999); The EU, the WTO, and the NAFTA: Towards a Common Law of International Trade? (Academy of European Law, EUI, Florence/Oxford Univ. Press, 2000); The European Court of Justice. Edited with Grainne de Burca, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2001); Un’Europa Cristiana (Rizzoli, 2003 - translations into German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, French, Hungarian, Dutch); and a novella, Der Fall Steinmann (Piper 2000).
Weiler's research focus is on issues of European integration, globalization and democracy.
Ms. Yuejiao Zhang
Yuejiao Zhang was appointed to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body on November 27, 2007 to begin a four-year term in June 2008. Ms. Zhang is Professor of Law at Shantou University in China. She is an Arbitrator on China's International Trade and Economic Arbitration Commission and practices law as a private attorney. Ms. Zhang also serves as Vice President of China's International Economic Law Society.
Between 2005 and 2007, Ms. Zhang served as Director of the Board of Western African Development Bank. She was elected as Co-Chair of the Women Business Lawyers Commission of IPBA.
Between 1998 and 2004, Ms. Zhang held various positions at the Asian Development Bank. Prior to this, Ms. Zhang held several positions in government and academia in China, including as Director-General of Law and Treaties at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (1984-1997) where she was involved in drafting many of China's trade laws such as the Foreign Trade Law, the Anti-Dumping Regulation and the Anti-Subsidy Regulation.
From 1987 to 1996, Ms. Zhang was one of China's chief negotiators on intellectual property and was involved in the preparation of China's patent law, trade mark law, and copyright law. She also served as the chief legal counsel for China's GATT resumption and WTO accession. Between 1982 and 1985, Ms. Zhang worked as legal counsel at the World Bank.
Ms. Zhang was a Member of UNIDROIT from 1987-1999. She has a Bachelor of Arts from China High Education College and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center.