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.


Surya P. Subedi

Professor of International Law, University of Leeds

Doctoral degree in law, University of Oxford. Professor of International Law, University of Leeds; practising barrister in England; founding Editor, Asian Journal of International Law (published by Cambridge University Press). Has taught at other universities in Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States. Has published extensively in several areas of international law, including international investment law, international human rights law, and WTO law. Designated to serve on the Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and on the Panels of the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO; Elected to the Institut de Droit International in 2011 and has served as a member of its commission on legal aspects of international investment arbitration. Author of a major book entitled International Investment Law: Reconciling Policy and Principle (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2nd edition 2012).