Commentaries on World Trade Law Online

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Commentaries on World Trade Law is a comprehensive, standard reference work on WTO Law. The Commentaries explain the provisions of the WTO Agreements article by article, setting out the interpretation of each article in the case law, in practice and in scholarly writing.

Building on the leading reference, Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law, this fully revised and updated second edition brings together the writings of a team of more than 100 of the world’s leading scholars, practitioners and former members of the Appellate Body. For the broadest comparative research advantage, each of the 392 articles follows a uniform structure including:

A. General
B. Historical Development
C. WTO Secretariat
D. Director-General
E. Evaluation and Outlook
Documents and Case Law

The contents are extensively hyperlinked to source documents, cross-referenced and indexed. Available in six print volumes and in a user-friendly online edition, the Commentaries provide legal scholars, practitioners and students unprecedented access to key insights and development in international trade law.

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Lawyers, officials, activists and academics working on trade law as well as law libraries, libraries of parliaments and international organizations.
General Editors:
Peter-Tobias Stoll and Holger P. Hestermeyer

Sections and Section Editors:
1. Institutions and Dispute Settlement - Laura Wanner
2. Trade in Goods - Gregory Messenger
3. Trade Remedies - Kiliane Huyghebaert
4. Technical Barriers and SPS Measures - Markus Wagner
5. Trade in Services - Patrick Abel
6. Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Christian Riffel
Kudos to the editors of Commentaries on World Trade Law Online, who have collected significant contributions from a great number of the leading practitioners and scholars on WTO law.

Thorough and well-researched, there is no better resource for practitioners and academics than Stoll & Hestermeyer's, Commentaries on World Trade Law Online for an exhaustive guide to international trade law and the World Trade Organization.
Prof Gabrielle Marceau, (UNIGE) WTO Research Division

Very timely and on an immensely important topic for the future of the entire world! Comprehensive and yet concise, the Commentaries on World Trade Law Online present a complex matter in accessible terms and prove these descriptors not to be oxymoronic. Legal commentaries are useful for students, scholars and practitioners alike and are – in my view – the pinnacle of legal research and writing.
Rostam J. Neuwirth, Professor of Law and Head of Department of Global Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Despite the recent deadlock of the Appellate Body, the WTO law continues to develop through dispute settlement cases, government practices and academic analyses. Commentaries on World Trade Law Online is a comprehensive and fully updated commentaries on the WTO law. This fully revised version of the Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law contains a well documented interpretation of the WTO law, article by article. Hyperlinked to source documents, it will be a most reliable and convenient reference to the WTO law for practitioners, government officials and academics.
Junji Nakagawa, Professor of International Economic Law, Chuo Gakuin University

For a well-written, thorough, encyclopedic guide to world trade law and the World Trade Organization, there is no better place to turn than Hestermeyer and Stoll, World Trade Law Online.
Gregory Shaffer, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law and President, American Society of International Law

Clear and deep analysis of the GATT/WTO legal system. Is an essential publication for both researchers and practitioners.
Dr. Cristián Delpiano, Academic Researcher on International Trade Law; Judge of the Second Environmental Court - Chile

With almost three decades of jurisprudence and practice development, the law and practice of the WTO has become incredibly complex and deep. Thankfully, researchers, practitioners and government/NGO officials will now be able to draw on the detailed and current analysis of the WTO provided in the new Commentaries on World Trade Law Online by Stoll and Hestermeyer. This critical work will immediately be one of the most important tools for the field.
Colin Picker, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong

Featuring contributions from over 100 WTO law experts, Hestermeyer and Stoll's comprehensive Commentaries on World Trade Law Online is a masterfully updated and revised version of the Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law. The collection is both thorough and exceptionally easy to follow, making it an indispensable resource for academics, government officials, international trade practitioners and students alike.
Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Professor and Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs Director, Cross-Border Legal Studies Center, University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York

Commentaries on World Trade Law is a remarkable reference work. Rich in depth and analysis, it is a major contribution to a better understanding of the world trading system.
Alberto do Amaral Junior, Professor of International Law, University of Sao Paulo-Brazil