Peter L. H. Van den Bossche

Prof. Peter L. H. Van den Bossche

 – Director of Studies of the World Trade Institute and Professor of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern, Switzerland

Peter Van den Bossche is Director of Studies of the World Trade Institute and Professor of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Since 2018, he serves as President of the Society of International Economic Law. From 2009 to 2019, he was a Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and served as chairman of the Appellate Body in 2015. He is an honorary professor at Maastricht University, the Netherlands (since 2018), and a visiting professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy (since 2016), at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (since 2016), and at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (since 2010). Peter Van den Bossche holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1986) and a Ph.D. in law from the European University Institute, Florence (1990). He graduated magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp (1982). Van den Bossche worked at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg, as référendaire of Advocate-General W. Van Gerven (1990-92), after which he joined the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. From 1997 to 2001, Van den Bossche was Counsellor to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva. In 2001, he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat, after which he returned to Maastricht University as Professor of International Economic Law.
Peter Van den Bossche is the author (with Werner Zdouc from the 3rd edition onwards) of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 4th edition (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 1077 p. Van den Bossche is also the author (with Denise Prévost) of Essentials of WTO Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 302 p.