Colette van der Ven

Colette van der Ven

Researcher Consultant

Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa

Key Expertise
international trade and sustainable developmentĀ 

About me

Colette is an international trade lawyer and policy expert specialized in sustainable development. As founder and director of TULIP Consulting, a boutique Geneva-based consultancy,  Colette advises the public sector on legal and policy issues at the trade, environment, and development nexus. She is also a visiting lecturer in international law at the Graduate Institute, where she teaches the TradeLab International Economic Law Clinic. Previously, Colette worked as an international trade lawyer at Sidley Austin’s international dispute settlement practice, representing governments in their disputes at the World Trade Organization. Colette holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and is a member of the New York Bar. 

Research interest: international trade and sustainable development  

Region of focus: Africa, Asia  

Expertise Details

international trade and sustainable development