Gabrielle Marceau is Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO Secretariat. From September 2005 to January 2010, Mrs Marceau was legal advisor in the Cabinet of former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and from September 2016 to January 2017, she was acting director Officer in charge for LAD. Ms Marceau has advised panellists in more than 20 WTO panels proceedings involving several disputes.
Gabrielle is also Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva. She is involved with associations and groups promoting international law. Professor Marceau has published extensively in WTO law and international economic law.
Before joining the GATT Secretariat, Gabrielle Marceau, member of the Quebec/Canada Bar worked in private practice in Quebec, mainly in labour, insurance law and civil law.
Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer is Co-Head of Legal Services at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. Previously working with the Swiss Center for Human Rights Studies at the University of Zurich and the law faculty of the University of Basel, Krista continues to teach at the universities of Basel and Bern, as well as at the WTI. Her research interests cover a wide range of topics relating to trade and investment, but she mainly focuses on the questions of how the international economic law system interacts with the general international law rules relating to natural and human resources. Krista holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a doctorate and Habilitation from the University of Bern. She is registered with the New York State Bar Association.
Federico Ortino is Reader in International Economic Law at King’s College London. He is a member of the ILA Committee on the Rule of Law and International Investment Law; founding Committee Member (and former co-Treasurer) of the Society of International Economic Law; consultative member of the Investment Treaty Forum; editorial board member of the Journal of International Economic Law; Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Journal of World Investment and Trade. He is a Consultant to Clifford Chance. He is a qualified attorney in Italy and in the state of New York. He holds: LLB, University of Florence; LLM, Georgetown University Law Center; PhD, European University Institute.
Gregory Shaffer is Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law. He is a leading authority on international trade law and law and globalization. His work is cross-disciplinary, addressing such topics as public-private networks in international trade litigation, comparative institutional approaches to trade-social policy conflicts and national regulation in global context. He previously was Melvin C. Steen Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, Wing-Tat Lee Chair at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he also directed two university research centres on world affairs and the global economy and the European Union. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School. He practiced law in Paris for seven years for Coudert Frères and Bredin Prat, where he was a member of the Paris bar.