James Flett is deputy to the Director of the European Commission Legal Service WTO Team. He has been practicing international trade law for 25 years. He spent several years working for two international law firms, before joining the Commission Legal Service in 1995, when the WTO was founded. He has represented the EU in 170 WTO proceedings. He teaches WTO law at Leuven University, and has been a frequent guest lecturer at more than a dozen other universities. He regularly speaks at international conferences on WTO law and has published widely on the subject.
Mr. Flett has delivered lectures or spoken at conferences on WTO law at: Leuven University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Harvard University, Cambridge University (The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law), Manchester University, Birmingham University, Amsterdam University, Maastricht University, The European University Institute (Florence), The World Trade Institute (Berne), Stockholm University, The University of Hong Kong, The Graduate Institute (Geneva), The Academy of European Law (Brussels), Zagreb University, Madrid University and The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.