Kim Van der Borght is Professor of International Economic Law at the Centre for Economic Law & Governance (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). He is Reader in Law at Westminster University (England). He is independent expert advisor to the Secretary of State for Development – Federal Government of Belgium (2014-) and for the Flemish Regional Government (Strategic Advisory Council 2007-2014). Mr Van der Borght is also the President of the Belgian Branch of the International Law Association and a member of the International Trade Law Committee of the International Law Association. In April 2009, Kim Van der Borght was appointed a member of the Peer Review College of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), one of the main funders of academic research in the UK, for the period 2010-2013. This important position involves advising the Council on its decisions concerning research funding applications.