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Arthur Appleton

Adjunct Professor of International Law


Arthur Appleton is Adjunct Professor of International Law at SAIS Europe, and Partner, Appleton Luff – International Lawyers. He is also Senior Trade Consultant, US Commercial Law Development Program; Visiting Faculty and Board Member, World Trade Institute, University of Bern (from 2004); Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Legal Issues of Economic Integration; Member of the Advisory Committee, The Latin American Journal of International Trade Law; List of Expert Chairpersons for Trade and Sustainable Development disputes (numerous EU FTA arbitration panels); Arbitrator in commercial law disputes. Formerly: Senior Trade and Investment Consultant, World Bank (2014-2017); Visiting Faculty, International Economic Law and Policy Programme (IELPO), University of Barcelona (2009-2018). He has recently lectured in London, Washington, DC, New Delhi, Barcelona, Bern, Nairobi, and Kiev. PhD and DES, University of Geneva (Graduate Institute); JD, University of Maryland School of Law; BA, William & Mary.

A full list of publications can be found here.




  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Southeast Asia
  • United States
  • Western Europe


  • International Law
  • International Courts and Arbitration
  • International Trade Theory and Policy


  • French

In the News

What’s next for the COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property waiver proposal?

Arthur Appleton cited by American Enterprise Institute, 05/26

Who owns the COVID-19 vaccine?

Arthur Appleton interviewed on BBC, 05/31

What next for a COVID-19 intellectual property waiver?

Arthur Appleton quoted in The Lancet, 05/22

Rethinking America: Polishing a rare gem.

Arthur Appleton wrote in The Globalist, 11/13

Globalization and healthcare: Lessons the U.S. needs to learn.

Arthur Appleton wrote in The Globalist, 7/29

Globalization is no longer riding high.

Arthur Appleton cited in Capital Ethiopia Newspaper, 6/28

Blame and shame.

Arthur Appleton interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Company Radio, 3/9