Cell: (613) 867-2550
Work E-mail: ton.zuijdwijk@uOttawa.ca
Ton Zuijdwijk is a former General Counsel in the Trade Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada (and the Department of Justice). In that capacity, he provided legal advice on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements and Canada’s Free Trade Agreements, participated in international trade negotiations and litigated cases before WTO Panels and the WTO Appellate Body. Before the establishment of the Trade Law Bureau, he practised constitutional and international law as a member of the Department of Justice.
Before joining the Department of Justice of Canada, Ton taught law at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and at McGill University. He also served in the Legal Office of the United Nations (International Trade Law Branch) in New York and the Transfer of Technology Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. He has been a Part-time Professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) of the University of Ottawa since 1990.
Ton is a Senior Fellow in the International Law Research Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in which capacity he has written on the interface of international intellectual property law and international trade law. He also follows closely the repercussions of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, for Europe and for the Canada-UK relationship in the post-Brexit era.
In 2019-2020, Ton Zuijdwijk will teach courses in International Trade Law (Fall term of 2019) and European Union Law (January term of 2020).