Biography — Peter Van den Bossche (Belgium) (2009-2017)

Born in Belgium on 31 March 1959, Peter Van den Bossche is Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Mr Van den Bossche is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law.

Mr Van den Bossche holds a Doctorate in Law from the European University Institute in Florence, an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Licence en Droit magna cum laude from the University of Antwerp. From 1990 to 1992, he served as a référendaire of Advocate General W. van Gerven at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. From 1997 to 2001, Mr Van den Bossche was Counsellor and subsequently Acting Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat. In 2001, he returned to academia and from 2002 to 2009 frequently acted as a consultant to international organisations and developing countries on issues of international economic law. He also served and serves on the faculty of the World Trade Institute in Berne, Switzerland; the China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, China; the IELPO Programme of the University of Barcelona, Spain; the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (trapca) in Arusha, Tanzania; the IEEM Academy of International Trade and Investment Law in Macau, China; and the Koç University Law School in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr Van den Bossche has published extensively in the field of international economic law. The third edition of his textbook The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.