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Cottier Thomas



Prof. Thomas Cottier
World Trade Institute, University of Bern
thomas.cottier@wti.org
+41 31 631 32 70
  • International and European Economic Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Multilayered Governance

Thomas Cottier, former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute and the Institute of European and International Economic Law, is Emeritus Professor of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern. He is a former co-director of the national research programme on trade law and policy (NCCR Trade Regulation: From Fragmentation to Coherence) located at the WTI. Prof. Cottier is an associate editor of several journals. He was a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and currently teaches at the Europa Institut Saarbrücken, Germany and at Wuhan University, China. From 1997 to 2004 he was a member of the Swiss National Research Council and served on the board of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) Rome during the same period. He served the Baker & McKenzie law firm as Of Counsel from 1998 to 2005.

 

Prof. Cottier has a long-standing involvement in GATT/WTO activities. He served on the Swiss negotiating team of the Uruguay Round from 1986 to 1993, first as Chief negotiator on dispute settlement and subsidies for Switzerland and subsequently as Chief negotiator on TRIPs. He held several positions in the Swiss External Economic Affairs Department and was the Deputy-Director General of the Swiss Intellectual Property Office. In addition to his conceptual work in the fields of services and intellectual property and legal counselling, he has also served as a member or chair of several GATT and WTO panels. Prof. Cottier has written and publishes on a wide range of trade and international law issues.

 

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Publications

International Trade in Sustainab ... Introduction and Overview Technology and the Law of Intern ... Internationale Kooperation The Making of the TRIPS Agreemen ... Renewable Energy and Process and ... The Jurisprudence of the World T ... Addressing climate change under ... Equitable Principles of Maritime ... Mögliche Auswirkungen eines Hand ... Potential Impacts of a EU-US Fre ... Renewable Electricity Tax Exempt ... The Dialectical Relationship of ... Ökologische Anforderungen an das ... Renewable Energy and WTO Law: Mo ... The philosophy of non-discrimina ... The Rule of Law in Monetary Affa ... CO2 Levies and Tariffs on Import ... Potential Impacts of an EU-US Fr ... Regional development and coopera ... The Principle of Common Concern ... Differential Taxation of Electri ... The Jurisprudence of the World T ... Border tax adjustments: Can ener ... Transparency and Intellectual Pr ... Gutachten zu den ökologischen An ... Use it or Lose it? Assessing the ... Re-Thinking Reciprocity: A New F ... Towards a framework agreement on ... New disciplines for climate chan ... New disciplines for climate chan ... Climate Change: the Leverage of ... Climate change: the leverage of ... International Law in Financial R ... The Principle of Proportionality ... The Protection of Traditional Kn ... Digital Technologies and Interna ... Trade Governance in the Digital ... Broad Concerns about Nanotechnol ... Is there a case to be made for a ... Responsibility to Protect (R2P) ... Confidence-Building for Global C ... The Emerging Principle of Common ... R2P and Common Concern Trade Policy, Investment and Mig ... Global governance in intellectua ... The Potential of Tariff Policy f ... Climate Change and International ... Direct and Indirect Discriminati ... Governing the World Trade Organi ... The Prospects of International T ... Confidence-Building for Global C ... The protection of property in in ... The Quest for International Law ... The Quest for International Law ... What Role for Non-Discrimination ... The Role of International Law in ... Handel und Umwelt in der WTO: En ... After COP 15: Where Do We Go Fro ... Third Country Relations in EU Un ... Redesigning the World Trade Orga ... International Trade Regulation a ...

Events

NCCR Global Series 9: WTO@20 Con ... The Emerging Principle of Common ... The Rules-Based International Tr ... Farewell lecture by Prof. Thomas ... International Conference: A Stoc ... International Seminar: Sustainab ... Facilitating Mobility, Fostering ... International Trade and Intellec ... Setting the Scene: The Prospects ... Global Negotiation Conference 20 ... Launch of The Anthology of Swiss ... Comparing the “Four Pillars” of ... R4D Project presentation - Emplo ... THE FUTURE OF THE MULTILATERAL T ... Is it getting too hot for comfor ... Fostering the nexus of migration ... Rights of migrants in restrictiv ... Distinguished Lecture Series on ... The Causes & Costs of Swiss Prot ... The Rome Statute and the advent ... The Rome Statute and the advent ... Trade Talk on "The Future of the ... The Institutionalization of Glob ... Which referee for EU-Swiss relat ... Introducing competition in Mexic ... WTI panel on Graduation at the W ... Film & Discussion No. 3: STEALIN ... WTO at the Crossroads Water, Trade and Sustainable Dev ... International Constitutionalism ... Fight against collusion and corr ... The New Global Trading Order: Th ... Patenting Patterns and the Regul ... Doctoral Workshop 2012 Economics and Law of Renewable a ... Biotechnology and Climate Change ... Workshop on: The Regulatory Chal ... Book Launch: The Prospects of In ... European Researchers’ Night 2011 ... WTO Public Forum 2011: Seeking A ... Book Launch: Governing the World ... Workshop on International Enviro ... Doctoral Workshop 2011 How to integrate a Gender Perspe ... WTI Open Day - Tag der offenen T ... Klimawandel und Ernährungssicher ... Klimawandel und Ernährungssicher ... The World Trade Forum 2010 'Trad ... World Trade Forum 2010 9th International NCCR Climate S ... WTI Summer Academy on Internatio ... The Second Biennial Global Confe ... Towards a WTO Framework Agreemen ... Regulating Global Concerns Doctoral Workshop 2010 International Conference: Energy ... Book launch: International Trade ... NCCR Climate WP 4 and NCCR Trade ... Hintergründe zu Kopenhagen – ein ... Future challenges of internation ... World Trade Forum: Making Decisi ... World Trade Forum 2009 The redesign of the WTO and othe ... Towards regulatory action on nan ... World Trade Forum 2008 World Trade Forum 2007 World Trade Forum 2006 World Trade Forum 2005 World Trade Forum 2004 World Trade Forum 2003 World Trade Forum 2002 World Trade Forum 2001 World Trade Forum 2000 World Trade Forum 1999