I am an independent arbitrator, consultant and author who advises, publishes and speaks on a broad range of topics, including European and international law in action. After 22 years on the EFTA Court bench, 15 of them as President, I entered private practice in May 2018.

Carl Baudenbacher


  • Renewal of EU-Swiss Bilateralism through the Framework Agreement?

    15 January 2019, 5.30 pm, Prager Dreifuss AG, Berne (personal invitation only).

  • EU-Switzerland Framework Agreement Put to the Test

    In the spring of 2018, the Swiss Government agreed in principle to accepting in a future ‘Framework Agreement’ with the EU a dispute settlement mechanism that appears to stem from the EU’s association treaties with the former Soviet Republics of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The British government followed suit in the summer of 2018 in […]

  • Competition, Corruption and Procurement (Judges‘ Panel)

    Exclusion and Debarment in Procurement, King’s College London – GWU Law Annual Symposium, 18 March 2019.

  • Judicial Dialogue in Times of European (Dis)Integration

    Sir Jeremy Lever Lecture 2019, University of Oxford Law Faculty, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, 8 March 2019, 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

  • The Art of Judicial Reasoning, Festschrift in Honour of Carl Baudenbacher, 2018

    On Thursday, 15 November 2018, I was presented with this unique commemorative publication during a ceremony at MUDAM Luxembourg. Contributors are current and former Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the General Court of the European Union, the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union, the International Tribunal for […]

  • Brexit – EEA Event at King’s College London

    The EEA: Iceberg or Lifeboat?   In this lecture Professor Mads Andenas explores the prospects and utility of a Norway model for the UK after Brexit. Professor Carl Baudenbacher, former President of the EFTA Court will be in the chair for the lecture and a panel discussion after the lecture. The panellists include: the Rt […]

  • Commander’s Cross with Star of the Princely Liechtenstein Order of Merit.

    Honoured to have been bestowed the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Princely Liechtenstein Order of Merit by HSH Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein on behalf of HSH Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein.

  • How consistent is the policy of promoting an open market economy with free competition?

    Keynote speech. European Competition Day of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Vienna, 24 September 2018.