George Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (a chair conferred by the Commission of the European Communities),
as well as the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He has been a member of the Columbia Law School faculty
since 1975, teaching a range of subjects: initially heavily domestic, but for many years entirely comparative, international,
and transnational. Professor Bermann is also a member of the teaching faculty of the College 'Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and
also regularly gives courses at the Universities of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Paris II (Pantheon-Assas), as well as
the Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris for its DESS en Droit de la Globalisation. More recently, Professor Bermann
undertook a Tocqueville-Fulbright Distinguished Professorship at the University of Paris from June to December 2006. Dr Bermann
is the President of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the former President of the American Society of Comparative
Law, and a member of the American Law Institute. Petros C. Mavroidis serves as Professor of Law at the University of Neuchatel
and is Chair of the European Community and International Economic Law there, and is the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign
and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School. He specializes in the Law and the WTO and serves as the Legal Advisor to the World
Trade Organization in the Technical Cooperation Division where he assists developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
He is also the Chief Co-Reporter of the American Law Institute project 'Principles of International Trade: the WTO', now in
its third year, and a member of the board of the Council of the World Trade Law Association.