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Dr. Marina Foltea

Dr. Marina Foltea

Founder and Managing Director, Geneva

Areas of expertise

  • International trade law
  • WTO dispute settlement
  • Market access and Free Trade Agreements
  • Negotiations, accessions to WTO, Trade Policy Reviews
  • Investment, BITs, intellectual property
  • Linkage between trade and other issues, expert on tobacco, e-cigarettes

Biography

Dr. Foltea advised governments on international trade law and policy, excelled in the academic field and acquired practical experience advising multinational companies on international trade law and practice.

Dr. Foltea has obtained her Ph.D. in International Economic Law from the University of Bern, Switzerland. She was awarded the Walther Hug prize for the best legal dissertation in Switzerland, has published in this field and teaches international trade law courses. Her thesis titled “International Organisations in the WTO Dispute Settlement: How much institutional sensitivity?” culminated in a book published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

Her main area of expertise are the linkage between trade and other policy areas, dispute settlement, market access, trade negotiations, intellectual property law, investment law and policy.

Since September 2016 Dr Foltea is on the Indicative List of WTO Panels, which makes her eligible to solve WTO disputes.

Dr. Foltea is founder and Managing Director at Trade Pacts, Geneva.

Work in Progress

The “Likeness” of New and Traditional Tobacco Products in the WTO, available on SSRN (with A. Markitanova) (forthcoming)

The Legal Relationship of International Organizations, in T. Cottier and K. Nadakavukaren-Schefer, eds., The Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, (forthcoming)

Linking Goods and Service (Global Value Chains Section), in T. Cottier and K. Nadakavukaren-Schefer, eds., The Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, (with Thomas Cottier), (forthcoming)

Regulatory implications and challenges (Global Value Chains Section), in T. Cottier and K. Nadakavukaren-Schefer, eds., The Encyclopedia of International Economic Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, (with Thomas Cottier), (forthcoming)

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