E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Thomas Cottier

Managing Director, World Trade Institute (WTI)
Climate Change - Contributing Author
Extractive Industries - Contributing Author

Managing Director, World Trade Institute (WTI) and the Institute of European and International Economic Law; Professor of European and International Economic Law, University of Bern; Visiting professor, Europa Institut Saarbrücken, Germany and Wuhan University, China; Director, National Research Programme on Trade Law and Policy (NCCR Trade Regulation: From Fragmentation to Coherence) at the WTI; Associate editor of several journals. Former: Visiting professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva; Member, Swiss National Research Council; Board member, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) Rome; Counsel, Baker & McKenzie law firm.