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Professor Joost Pauwelyn

Professor at the Graduate Institute/Georgetown University (Geneva/Washington D.C.)

Joost Pauwelyn is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, where he is also Co-Director of the Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI).  In addition, Joost is Murase Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center (since 2014), President of the Geneva-based NGO 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 (2002-2008), 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.