Geneva, Switzerland
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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


Dr. Foltea is a lawyer advising governments and multinational companies on international trade law and practice solving complex regulatory questions. In past, Dr Foltea has been a civil servant with the Ministry of Economy, worked in the academia where she completed her doctoral studies and served as international trade manager in a  big multinational company.

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, in particular trade and health, dispute settlement, market access, trade negotiations, intellectual property law, investment law and policy. Dr Foltea is also expert in tobacco and their alternatives and actively contributes to research and debates in this field.

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.

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