James J. Nedumpara is Professor and Head of the Centre for International Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). In this capacity he advises the Government of India on various aspects relating to international trade and investment law. He is currently on leave from Jindal Global Law School where he joined as a founding faculty. James has several years of experience in the field of international trade and economic law and has worked with leading law firms, corporate firms and also UNCTAD's India programme before joining academia. He was also part of the Indian delegation that appeared in the recent proceedings on India- Agricultural Products (Avian Influenza dispute) before the WTO Appellate Body. James has also taught courses in international trade law as a visiting faculty at FGV Law School, Sa~o Paolo, Brazil, ITAM, Mexico City, NLSIU, Bangalore and the CWS-WTI Joint Summer Academy. He has also served visiting fellowships in a number of law schools and has published several books and journal articles in the field of trade and investment law.
About The Centre for Trade and Investment Law
The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) was established in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). The Centre’s primary objective is to provide sound and rigorous analysis of legal issues pertaining to international trade and investment law. The Centre aims to be a thought leader in the various domains of international economic law such as WTO law, international investment law and legal issues relating to economic integration. CTIL’s mission is to identify, analyse and provide creative ideas and perspectives to influence the international discourse on wide ranging aspects of international economic law. The Centre aims to engage with different stakeholders including central and state governments, think-tanks, research centres, national law schools and other institutions rendering legal education in international economic law, independent legal professionals, industry and the private sector. The Centre is also conceived as a ready repository of trade and investment related information including updates on ongoing trade negotiations and disputes.