Dr. Markus W. Gehring is Lead Counsel for Trade, Investment and Competition Law with the Centre of International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). Dr Gehring has published on various aspects of trade and European and climate change law. His other legal research interests focus on the constitutional dimensions of European and international trade law, and sustainable development law at the intersection of international economic, environmental and social development law. Media Experience: Dr. Gehring has media outreach experience and invites media requests for commentary.
Current position(s), Institution
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Public Policy and International Investment Agreements (SSHRC project) since 2008
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, European Commission, CIS/University of Cambridge (2005)
Jean Monnet Seminar: Sustainable Impact Assessment (2007)
European Commission, CIS/University of Cambridge
Concerted Action on Trade and Environment in Europe (2002)
European Commission, University of Hamburg
Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (2008)
UK Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform
Publications related to European/EU Studies
MW Gehring, Nachhaltigkeit durch Verfahren im Welthandelsrecht - Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsprüfungen und die WTO, Diss. Hamburg 2005 (Berlin: Dunker & Humblot, 2007)
“Strategic Use of Litigation to Influence Negotiations: The WTO, the EU, and the UN” in A Narlikar, Breaking the Deadlock (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009)
“Sustainable Development in World Trade Law - A Short History” in H. C. Brugge & C. Voigt (eds.) Sustainable Development in National and International Law (Groningen: Europa Law Publishing 2008).
“Sustainable Development Impact Assessments of Trade Liberalization” in WTO Secretariat, 2006 WTO Public Forum – What WTO for the XXIst Century (Geneva: WTO Secretariat 2007) p. 197 pp.
“The ‘Singapore Issues’, Competition and Sustainable Development” in Sustainable Development in World Trade Law, M. Gehring & M.C. Cordonier Segger, eds. (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2005).
“Technischen Handelsbarrieren” (“Technical barriers to trade”) with H Jessen, in WTO-Recht – Ordnung der Weltwirtschaft, (WTO Law – The Legal Order of the World Economy) M. Hilf & S. Oeter (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2005) p. 347-362.
„Sanitäre und Phytosanitäre Maßnahmen” (“Sanitary and Phytosantitary measures”) with H Jessen, in WTO-Recht – Ordnung der Weltwirtschaft (WTO Law – The Legal Order of the World Economy) M. Hilf & S. Oeter (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2005) p. 363-374.
„Mechanismus zur Überprüfung der Handelspolitik (TPRM)” (“Trade policy review mechanism”) in WTO-Recht – Ordnung der Weltwirtschaft (WTO Law – The Legal Order of the World Economy) M. Hilf & S. Oeter (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2005) p.567-576.
“Implementing the Kyoto Protocol in Canada and the UK: A Discussion of the Economic Instruments Employed” with K. Price in British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law, C. P. M. Waters, ed. (Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff, 2006) 255 - 274.
“Environmental Protection” in The Judicial Construction of Europe, with A. Stone Sweet (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2004) pp. 199 - 233.
“Export Credits and Foreign Investment Insurances for Sustainable Development?” Yearbook of European Environmental Law, Oxford: OUP, 2008 p. .
“Competition for Sustainability – Sustainable Development concerns in national and EC competition law” Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 15 (2) 2006, p. 172 - 185.
“Le changement climatique, le droit et la subsidiarité : Les avantages et les obstacles juridiques pour le mis-en-œuvre des accords contre le changement climatique dans les systèmes fédéraux“ McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, 2009 under review.
Public round table “Green Economy after the Finical Crisis” Ottawa TV Nov 2008
“Financing the Climate Crisis – How the financial crisis impacts on climate change and sustainable development” Op-ed
Open to media contact
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, The David Williams Building, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
Associate Professor, Civil Law Section June 2008 – present
(Sustainable Development Law, European Law & IUCN Academy)
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Canada
Member, Research Committee of the IUCN Academy, Ottawa, Canada Oct 2008 - present
Associated Lecturer in European and International Law
Oct 2005 – present
(Academic Director of the MPhil in European Studies; Member of Admissions Committee, Degree Committee and Teaching & Learning Committee)
Centre of International Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fellow in Law of Robinson College, Oct 2005 – present
(Tutor and College Councillor, Director of Studies, LL.M.)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Lead Counsel, Sustainable Trade, Investment and Competition Law, Feb 2000 – present
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, based at McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada
Member, Committee International Law on Sustainable Development, Oct 2004 - present
International Law Association, London, United Kingdom
Visiting Professor, Sustainable Development Law July 2008 – August 2008
University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Victoria, Canada
Visiting Professor, Sustainable & Trade Law, CERIUM, July 2006, 2007, 2009
Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Member, Concerted Action for Trade and Environment in Europe April 2002 – April 2006
funded by the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Tutor, University College & Oxford University Foreign Service Programme, Oct 2004 – June 2005
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, Oxford, United Kingdom