Professor Gabrielle Marceau

  • Counselor, Legal Affairs Division of the WTO;
  • Associate Professor, Geneva University


One of the top lawyers at the WTO, Gabrielle Marceau, born in 1960, Associate Professor at Geneva University Law School, also is a prolific scholar, with two books and over 50 articles and essays in the fields of WTO law and international economic law, including the revered Antidumping and Antitrust Issues in Free-Trade Areas, published with Oxford University Press and reprinted three times so far. She was one of the four Counsellors to the Cabinet of Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the WTO, from 2005 to 2009, and is now back as a counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the WTO, where she worked for ten years before joing Pascal Lamy's cabinet. Gabrielle Marceau also taught at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Monash Law School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. A founding member of the Society of International Economic Law and a member of several working groups of the International Law Association, she holds a Ph.D. from University College London and the London School of Economics, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and LL.B. from the University of Sherbrooke. Her career profile has been the subject of an extensive presentation in the journal International Law FORUM du droit international.

Key works:

  • Balance and Coherence by the WTO Appellate Body: Who Could Do Better?, in The WTO at 10: The Role of the Dispute Settlement System, G. Sacerdoti, A. Yanovich and J. Bohanes (ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp. 326-347.
  • The WTO Dispute Settlement and Human Rights, 13 European Journal of International Law 75 (2002).
  • Antidumping and Antitrust Issues in Free-Trade Areas, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press Collection, 1994, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1995, 725 pages.