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dr. G. (Geraldo) Vidigal

Faculty of Law
Public International Law

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: 10.04
Postal address
  • Postbus 15859
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Geraldo Vidigal is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), where he lectures International Trade Law and Public International Law and coordinates the LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law. Prior to joining UvA, he worked as a Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the World Trade Organization (Legal Affairs Division) and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution of the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg. He is the Managing Editor of Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Kluwer) and, since early 2018, integrates the WTO's indicative roster of dispute settlement panelists.

    Dr. Vidigal publishes regularly on International Economic Law and International Dispute Settlement. He is currently finalizing a book entitled After Adjudication: Judicial Remedies for Non-Compliance in International Law, to come out with Cambridge University Press in 2020. Following the completion of his book, he will be focusing his research on the transformation of international economic law in response to pressures for it to balance the protection offered to the interests of transnational economic agents with the protection of other interests, as well as of immaterial values.

    Dr. Vidigal holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s in International Law from the Sorbonne Law School and a Bachelor’s in Law from the University of São Paulo. He has held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute (2014-2015) and a Marie Curie Fellowship at Bocconi University, Milan (2013-2014), and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (2017).

  • Selected Publications

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2019), After Adjudication: Judicial Remedies for Non-Compliance in International Law (Cambridge University Press).

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2019), 'The Return of Voluntary Export Restraints? How WTO Law Regulates (and Doesn't Regulate) Bilateral Trade-Restrictive Agreements' 53 Journal of World Trade 188-210.

    Vidigal, Geraldo and Beatriz Stevens (2018), ‘Brazil’s New Model of Dispute Settlement for Investment: Return to the Past or Alternative for the Future?’ 19 Journal of World Investment & Trade 475–512.

    Schill, Stephan and Geraldo Vidigal  (2018), ‘Reforming Dispute Settlement in Trade: The Contribution of Mega-Regionals’. RTA Exchange. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (ISSN 2520-2278).

    Schill, Stephan and Geraldo Vidigal  (2018), ‘Cutting the Gordian Knot: Investment Dispute Settlement à la Carte’. RTA Exchange. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (ISSN 2520-2278).

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2017), ‘Why Is There So Little Litigation under Free Trade Agreements? Retaliation and Adjudication in International Dispute Settlement’ 20 Journal of International Economic Law  (2017) 927–950.

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2017), ‘Attribution in the WTO: The Limits of “Sufficient Government Involvement”’ 6 Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, Special Issue 133-160.

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2015), ‘Targeting Compliance: Prospective Remedies in International Law’, 6 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 462-484.

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2014), ‘Awarding Damages or Demanding Performance? A Performance-Oriented Approach for International Investment Law’ FGV DIREITO SP Research Paper Series n. 109 (ISSN 2358-1565).

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2014), ‘Conservação de Recursos Marinhos e o Uso de Medidas de Coerção Econômica: Impacto do Direito da OMC sobre o Direito do Mar’, in Wagner Menezes (org.), Direito do Mar: Desafios e Perspectivas (Arraes), 386-399

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2013), ‘From Bilateral to Multilateral Law-making: Legislation, Practice, Evolution and the Future of Inter Se Agreements in the WTO’ 24 European Journal of International Law 1027-1053

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2013), ‘Re-Assessing WTO Remedies: The Prospective and the Retrospective’ 16 Journal of International Economic Law (505-534

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2013), ‘Enforcing Democracy at the Regional Level: Paraguay’s Suspension before the Mercosur Court’ 2 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 337-349.

    Vidigal, Geraldo and Roberto Kanitz (2013), ‘A Regulação do Comércio Internacional e a Organização Mundial do Comércio’, in Umberto Celli Jr, Maristela Basso, Alberto do Amaral Jr (coords), Arbitragem e Comércio Internacional: Estudos em Homenagem a Luiz Olavo Baptista (Quartier Latin), 455-503.

    Vidigal, Geraldo (2013), ‘Appellate Body Report, United States – Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes’ 24 Italian Yearbook of International Law 310-317.

  • Publications

    2019

    • Vidigal, G. (2019). Addressing the Appellate Body Crisis: A Plurilateral Solution?. Manuscript submitted for publication
    • Vidigal, G. (2019). The Return of Voluntary Export Restraints? How WTO Law Regulates (and Doesn't Regulate) Bilateral Trade-Restrictive Agreements. Journal of World Trade, 53(2), 187-210. [details]
    • Vidigal, G. (Accepted/In press). Re-Imagined Communities: the WTO Appellate Body and the Communitization of WTO Law. In H. Ruiz Fabri, A. Von Bogdandy, I. Venzke, & A. Nunes Chaib (Eds.), Understandings of the Authority of International Courts (Studies of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

    2018

    • Vidigal, G. (2018). From the Board: The Nativist Turn One Year On: Is the System Holding? Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 45(2), 111-119. [details]
    • Vidigal, G., & Stevens, B. (2018). Brazil’s New Model of Dispute Settlement for Investment: Return to the Past or Alternative for the Future? The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 19(3), 475-512. https://doi.org/10.1163/22119000-12340100 [details]

    2017

    • Vidigal, G. (2017). Attribution in the WTO: The Limits of "Sufficient Government Involvement”. Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, 6, 133-160.
    • Vidigal, G. (2017). Why Is There So Little Litigation under Free Trade Agreements? Retaliation and Adjudication in International Dispute Settlement. Journal of International Economic Law, 20(4), 927-950. https://doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgx037 [details]

    2015

    • Vidigal, G. (2015). Targeting Compliance: Prospective Remedies in International Law. Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 6(3), 462–484.

    2013

    • Vidigal, G. (2013). From Bilateral to Multilateral Law-making: Legislation, Practice, Evolution and the Future of Inter Se Agreements in the WTO. European Journal of International Law, 24(4), 1027–1053.
    • Vidigal, G. (2013). Re-Assessing WTO Remedies: The Prospective and the Retrospective. Journal of International Economic Law, 3(1), 505–534.

    2019

    • Schill, S. W. B. (Author), & Vidigal, G. (Author). (2019). Investment dispute settlement à la carte within a multilateral institution: A path forward for the UNCITRAL process?*. Web publication/site, Retrieved from http://ccsi.columbia.edu/files/2018/10/No-248-Schill-and-Vidigal-FINAL.pdf
    • Vidigal, G. (Accepted/In press). The European Union and the Multilateral Trade Regime: Reciprocal Influences. In Law and Practice of the Common Commercial Policy: The First 10 Years after the Treaty of Lisbon

    2018

    • Schill, S. W. B., & Vidigal, G. (2018). Cutting the Gordian Knot: Investment Dispute Settlement à la Carte. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.
    • Schill, S. W., & Vidigal, G. (2018). Reforming Dispute Settlement in Trade: The Contribution of Mega-Regionals. (RTA Exchange). Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. [details]
    • Vidigal, G. (Author), & Schill, S. W. B. (Author). (2018). Addressing Interstate Dispute Settlement Concerns in Mega-Regional Agreements. Web publication/site, E15 Blog. Retrieved from http://e15initiative.org/blogs/addressing-interstate-dispute-settlement-concerns-in-mega-regional-agreements/
    • Vidigal, G. (Author). (2018). Making regional dispute settlement attractive: The “Court of Arbitration” option. Web publication/site, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Retrieved from https://www.ictsd.org/opinion/making-regional-dispute-settlement-attractive-the-
    • Vidigal, G., de Bruyn, S., Nusselder, S., van Wijngaarden, L., & Rooijers, F. (2018). Compensation External Costs: A policy instrument for climate change mitigation. CE Delft.

    • Vidigal, G. (2018). Westphalia Strikes Back? Coping with Conflicts of Conceptions in WTO Dispute Settlement. Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference of European Society of International Law: Universality, Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Membership

    • Vidigal, G. (2017-2019). Society of International Economic Law.
    • Vidigal, G. (2017-2019). European Society of International Law, Interest Group on International Economic Law.

    Media appearance

    • Vidigal, G. (12-04-2019). Airbus Subsidies: No Doubt US to Retaliate if EU Not Complies With WTO - Scholar [Web] Sputnik News. Airbus Subsidies: No Doubt US to Retaliate if EU Not Complies With WTO - Scholar.
    • Vidigal, G. (07-12-2018). De wereld in 2019 - Van Make America Great Again naar Mission Accomplished [Print] Het Financieele Dagblad. Van Make America Great Again naar Mission Accomplished.
    • Vidigal, G. (14-04-2018). WTO wordt steeds meer papieren tijger [Print] De Telegraaf. WTO wordt steeds meer papieren tijger.
    • Vidigal, G. (04-04-2018). Trumps klacht is terecht [Print] De Telegraaf. Trumps klacht is terecht.
    • Vidigal, G. (19-03-2017). Gang naar WTO zal EU niet helpen om handelsoorlog te beslechten [Print] Financiëel Dagblad. Gang naar WTO zal EU niet helpen om handelsoorlog te beslechten.

    Journal editor

    • Vidigal, G. (editor) (2017-2019). Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Journal).
    • Vidigal, G. (reviewer) (2017-2019). Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Vidigal, G. (speaker) (14-2-2019). Rules-Based Trade Under Fire: the EU Customs Union in Uncertain Times, EFS Conference, '50 Years of the EU Customs Union and EU VAT System<br/>, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Vidigal, G. (speaker) & Schill, S. W. B. (speaker) (1-2-2019). Investment Dispute Settlement à la Carte within a Multilateral Institution, Reforming International Investment Arbitration, Oslo, Norway.
    • Vidigal, G. (speaker) (13-9-2018). Westphalia Strikes Back: The 2018 Trade Wars and the Threat to the WTO Regime, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    • Vidigal, G. (speaker), Kuijper, P. J. (speaker) & Hommes, W. E. (speaker) (10-9-2018). Trade Wars, or the War on Trade, UvA Spui25.
    • Vidigal, G. (speaker) (3-9-2018). A Trade Perspective on Investment Law, University of Göttingen - University of São Paulo Summer School on Investment Law, Göttingen, Germany.
    • Vidigal, G. (speaker) (12-7-2018). Westphalia Strikes Back: The 2018 Trade Wars and the Threat to the WTO Regime, Society of International Economic Law Biannual Conference, Washington, D.C., United States.
    • Vidigal, G. (speaker) & Schill, S. W. B. (speaker) (13-6-2018). Comparing Key Features of Investment Policymaking - ISDS, RTA Exchange Dialogues, Geneva, Switzerland.

    Others

    • Vidigal, G. (participant) (30-4-8). Arbitrator at 10th Annual PCA Vis Pre-moot (other).
    • Vidigal, G. (chair) (12-4-2019). The Legal Challenges of Starting Up a New Multilateral Development Bank:, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The legal challenges of starting up an international institution, in particular one as complex as a multilateral development bank, are considerable. (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vidigal, G. (participant) (3-4-2019). The International Rule of Law and Domestic Dimensions: Synergies and Challenges, Göttingen, Germany. The Rule of Law and International Economic Law: The WTO System (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vidigal, G. (organiser) (23-11-2018). International Law Across Regimes: International Litigation and Extra-Regime Norms, Amsterdam, Netherlands. This event brings together three practitioners of international law covering one overarching topic of interaction among the different ‘regimes’ that (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vidigal, G. (participant) (12-7-2018 - 14-7-2018). Society of International Economic Law Biannual Conference, Washington, D.C., United States. Biannual Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vidigal, G. (participant) (11-5-2018). Symposium on Current Issues in International Law, Florence, Italy (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vidigal, G. (participant) & Schill, S. W. B. (participant) (8-2-2018). RTA Exchange Dialogues, Geneva, Switzerland. RTA Exchange (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Vidigal, G. (participant) (6-9-2017 - 9-9-2017). 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, Naples, Italy. Presenting at the International Economic Law Interest Group (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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