New Procedural Challenges in WTO Disputes: Preliminary Rulings, the Use of Experts and the Independence of Adjudicators

Max Planck Lecture Series
16:00 / 20 May 2015

Professor Gabrielle Marceau (University of Geneva), Counsellor, Legal Division, WTO

Gabrielle Marceau, Ph.D., (1994-present) is a counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO Secretariat, which she joined on 11 September 1994. Her main function is to advise panellists in WTO disputes, the Director-General's Office, the Secretariat and WTO Members on WTO-related matters. From September 2005 to January 2010, Mrs Marceau was legal advisor in the Cabinet of former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy. Gabrielle Marceau is also Associate Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, and has previously been Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, the Sorbonne in Paris, Monash University in Melbourne, the World Trade Institute in Bern, and others. She is frequently invited to lecture at international conferences and law schools around the world. Professor Marceau is President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), and is also involved with other associations and groups promoting international law. Before joining the GATT Secretariat, she worked in private practice in Quebec, Canada, mainly in labour and insurance law. Professor Marceau has published extensively in WTO law and international economic law. A selection of her publications can be found at

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