Chief, Policy and Legislation Section TLB, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
Regina Asariotis is Chief of the Policy and Legislation Section in the Division on Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, where she is responsible for the Secretariat’s mandated work in the field of transport law and policy, including research and analysis, technical cooperation and intergovernmental policy dialogue and negotiations. Substantive areas of work cover a broad range, including international trade and transport law, maritime security, marine environmental law and policy, as well as the implications of climate change for transportation (see https://unctad.org/ttl/legal
Before joining UNCTAD in 2001, Regina Asariotis was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Southampton, and member of the Governing Board of the University's Institute of Maritime Law (IML), where she taught international maritime and trade law for more than 10 years, including as part of the IML’s programme for practitioners in the field of transport and trade. She holds a law degree from the University of Augsburg, an LL.M from the University of Southampton and a Dr. jur. from the University of Hamburg and is a practising Barrister (England & Wales) and Attorney at Law (Greece), as well as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Regina Asariotis has authored and co-authored numerous publications in the field of international maritime and trade law and was a specialist editor of the Journal of International Maritime Law until 2017. She is a visiting professor at the University of Geneva and the University of the Basque country and continues to be involved in the design and delivery of courses for professionals, including on behalf of the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association.