Appointment of Dr Dominic Coppens as Professor of International Economic Law
The Executive Board has appointed Dr Dominic Coppens as Professor of International Economic Law with effect from 1 September 2022 for 0.2 FTE; he succeeds Prof Peter Van den Bossche.
Dominic is a Senior Managing Associate in the trade practice of Sidley Austin LLP, where he advises governments, private actors and civil society on international economic law, in particular on WTO rules. He represents WTO members in trade disputes concerning trade in goods (specifically on subsidy rules), trade in services and intellectual property rights. In recent years, Dominic has complemented his expertise with a focus on the intersection between trade and sustainability, collaborating with governments and international organisations on new rulemaking in this area. He has extensive experience in combining his private practice with academic work. He will be involved in teaching the Master's courses International Trade Law, Advanced International Trade Law and International Investment Law. His research will be embedded in IGIR and Ius Commune (research programme Constitutional Processes in the International Legal Order).