Today, Mr. Arthur Appleton, a well-known trade practitioner based in Geneva (Appleton&Luff), delivered a seminar on the Trade Legal Practice from practitioner's point of view.
Dr. Appleton divides his practice between international trade law and international arbitration.
He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of international trade (GATT/WTO) law dating back to the late 1980s when he advised a prominent Asian country during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. Dr. Appleton has appeared as lead counsel before the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and has represented and advised sovereign states in trade law disputes. He has worked extensively in Asia and Africa, with businesses, developing countries, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations on various international trade issues. Dr. Appleton focuses on trade questions concerning dispute settlement, technical regulations and standards (TBT Agreement), health and sanitary measures (SPS Agreement), intellectual property (TRIPS agreement), investment (TRIMs agreement), accessions and environment. He is active in WTO accession work and many other areas of trade law. The International Who's Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers recognized his leading role in the international trade field in 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003 and 2000.
Dr. Appleton has published widely on international trade issues and is a co-editor of The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic and Political Analysis, a three volume work published by Springer in May 2005. He is regularly invited to lecture on international trade matters at conferences, seminars and universities in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
He has served as sole arbitrator, party appointed arbitrator and counsel in ICC, AAA and Ad Hoc arbitrations. He has been involved in disputes concerning international trade (in particular trade in steel), intellectual property, licensing, agency agreements, contracts, construction and sovereigns. His experience includes disputes where Civil Law, Common Law (U.S., U.K.) and the Laws of various Muslim countries have been applied. He serve on the Editori
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