Joost Pauwelyn

Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Joost Pauwelyn is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.  He is also the Murase Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center, President of www.tradelab.org and Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law.

Before joining the Graduate Institute, Joost was a tenured professor at Duke Law School, served as legal officer at the WTO (1996-2002) and practiced law at a major Brussels law firm. 

Joost advises governments and non-state actors in dispute settlement under the WTO and FTAs and investor-state arbitration.  From 2007 to 2014 he was Senior Advisor with the law firm of King & Spalding LLP. 

He was appointed on the roster of WTO panelists and as arbitrator under FTAs and the Energy Charter Treaty. Joost is a Member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators. He received degrees from the Universities of Namur and Leuven as well as Oxford University and the University of Neuchâtel.

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