Rafael Leal-Arcas is Professor of European and International Economic Law and Director of Research at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University of London, where he teaches international economic law, climate change law and policy, international investment law, and EU external relations law.
He has served in the Energy Community Secretariat, the Energy Charter Secretariat, the World Trade Organization, and several EU institutions (EU Commission, EU Parliament, EU Council, EU Court of Justice). He is the author of more than 120 scholarly publications on international trade and WTO law, climate change law, energy governance, EU law, international investment law and the interaction among them in American and European law reviews such as the Columbia Journal of European Law, Fordham International Law Journal, Chicago Journal of International Law, Legal Issues of Economic Integration, European Foreign Affairs Review, and Journal of World Energy Law and Business (Oxford University Press). Among his publications are the books The European Energy Union (Claeys & Casteels Publishing, 2016), Energy Security, Trade and the EU: Regional and International Perspectives (Elgar, forthcoming 2016), International Energy Governance: Selected Legal Issues (Elgar, 2014), Climate Change and International Trade (Elgar, 2013), International Trade and Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance (Elgar, 2010), and Theory and Practice of EC External Trade Law and Policy (Cameron May, 2008).
Rafael has been a Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law (Hauser Global Law School Program), Visiting Fellow at the World Trade Institute, Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, Tillar House Resident Fellow at the American Society of International Law, Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and Fellow at the Real Colegio Complutense (Harvard University), Emile Noël Doctoral Fellow at New York University School of Law, Fellow at the Australian National University, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review and received his graduate legal education at Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the European University Institute (Florence).