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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Arthur Appleton

Arthur Appleton
Adjunct Professor of International Trade Law
Partner, Appleton Luff International Lawyers
Senior Trade and Investment Consultant, World Bank
Consultant, US Commercial Law Development Program


Geographic Areas
East Asia
Middle East
Southeast Asia
United States
Western Europe

International Courts and Arbitration
International Law
International Trade Theory and Policy


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Background and Education

Partner, Appleton Luff – International Lawyers; Senior Trade Consultant, US Commercial Law Development Program; Visiting Faculty and Board Member, World Trade Institute, University of Bern (from 2004); Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Legal Issues of Economic Integration; Member of the Advisory Committee, The Latin American Journal of International Trade Law; List of Expert Chairpersons for Trade and Sustainable Development disputes (numerous EU FTA arbitration panels); Arbitrator in commercial law disputes. Formerly: Senior Trade and Investment Consultant, World Bank (2014-2017); Visiting Faculty, International Economic Law and Policy Programme (IELPO), University of Barcelona (2009-2018). He has recently lectured in London, Washington, DC, New Delhi, Barcelona, Bern, Nairobi, and Kiev. PhD and DES, University of Geneva (Graduate Institute); JD, University of Maryland School of Law; BA, William & Mary.

Other Publications
Selected Publications: Business Guide to Trade and Investment: Vol. 1, International Trade and Vol. 2, International Investment (with P. Macrory, eds. ICC, 2017, 2018); ”The Swiss Also Have a Private Health Care System. But Theirs Works” (, 26 September 2017); “Options for Improving the Transparency of Fisheries Subsidies" (ICTSD, 11 December 2017); “The WTO Appellate Body – Pathways and Pitfalls,” in Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (Leïla Choukroune, ed., Springer, 2016); “The US – Shrimp Appeal: 20 Years On,” in WTO Disputes @Twenty: Insiders' Reflections on India's Participation (Das, et al, eds., Springer, 2016); “Product Labelling: What has the Appellate Body Wrought?” (ICTSD-BioRes, 2015); “PIL and IEL: Will Seal Deaths Resurrect the Dream of International Legal Coherence?” in Questions of International Law, Zoom-in 9 (2014); The World Trade Organization: A Legal, Political and Economic Analysis (3 volumes with Macrory and Plummer, eds., Spinger, 2005). A full list of publications can be found here.




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