Peter Van den Bossche is Member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Van den Bossche is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law, and visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, the World Trade Institute, Berne, the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona; the China-EU School of Law, Beijing, and the IEEM Academy of International Investment and Trade Law, Macau. Van den Bossche graduated magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp (1982). He holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1986) and a PhD in law from the European University Institute, Florence (1990). Van den Bossche worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg, as référendaire of Advocate-General W. Van Gerven (1990-92) after which he joined the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. From 1997 to 2001, Van den Bossche was Counsellor to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva. In 2001, he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat after which he returned to Maastricht University as Professor of International Economic Law. From 2005 to 2009, Van den Bossche was Head of the Department of International and European Law of Maastricht University. In 2007, he founded the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation at Maastricht University and served as its first Academic Director until his appointment to the WTO Appellate Body in 2009. Between 2002 and 2009, Van den Bossche has acted as a consultant on WTO law to international organisations, national governments, law firms and NGO, and worked and lectured in 20 different countries outside the EU.