International Trade/WTO

International Trade/WTO - Switzerland


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Sources appreciate Scott Andersen's depth of expertise in the international trade arena, asserting that "he lives and breathes trade law, and has given us some real insight." He is also valued for his "high-level strategic advice," and on the contentious side is said to be a "great co-ordinator of disputes."

Todd Friedbacher is highly reputed for his "very strong knowledge and intensive experience of WTO cases." He regularly represents sovereign clients from across the world in WTO disputes.

Nicolas Lockhart is regarded as "absolutely great" in WTO matters, and clients prize the experience he garnered whilst advising the WTO Appellate Body prior to joining the firm.

Counsel Iain Sandford brings wide-ranging international experience to the firm's WTO mandates, having previously led the international trade team at a top Australian firm, served on the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat, and acted on WTO cases as a lawyer in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Standout matters include advising Petrochemical Industries Company on a safeguard investigation by the Egyptian authorities against the import of polypropylene.

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Office managing partner Daniel Crosby is a seasoned practitioner in international trade and WTO issues, and has been based in Geneva since 2000. He often represents big-ticket clients in WTO disputes and in international trade remedies proceedings. He has valuable experience in acting for clients from the Middle East and Russia.

Jasper Wauters is a former member of the WTO Secretariat, who is valued for his extensive knowledge of WTO procedure. Sources report he "really knows what he's talking about, and not only on an academic level. He has a huge amount of common sense, and knows what's important." He is also commended for his impressive performance in hearings.

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The "highly regarded" Brendan McGivern co-ordinates the advice to Japan Tobacco International regarding tobacco regulation worldwide. His long experience in WTO matters includes previously having led the dispute resolution division of Canada's mission to the WTO.

Foreign Experts

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Senior Statesman

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