Marina Foltea

Marina Foltea is the founder and managing director of Trade Pacts, a Geneva-based trade and investment consultancy, and a researcher for the R Street Institute in Washington, D.C.

Foltea advises businesses and governments on international trade and investment law and policy, as well as on a range of other international economic issues. She has extensive experience in the global trade and regulation of tobacco products.

Foltea obtained her doctorate in international economic law from the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she was also awarded the Walther Hug prize for best legal dissertation. She has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals and books.

Foltea has a keen interest in how international trade law intersects with other fields of law and policy, in particular health, and has been invited to speak of her research at various academic and business events.

She has been selected for the indicative list of World Trade Organization (WTO) panels since September 2016, making her eligible to resolve disputes between WTO member states.