Scott Andersen co-heads the international trade team and is co-managing partner of the Geneva office. Sources say he "has a high standing in Geneva, particularly amongst the delegations." Andersen was one of the leading partners advising ABRAPA on a WTO dispute and negotiations with the USA.
Interviewees describe key partner Todd Friedbacher as "a fine lawyer with a good reputation." He led the team that represented Airbus and the EU in the Boeing–Airbus large civil aircraft subsidy disputes. He specialises in WTO regulatory issues as well as trade agreements.
Regulatory expert Nicolas Lockhart earns excellent client feedback: "I think he's a fantastic strategist, excellent litigator and very good at thinking on his feet at hearings." Lockhart advises both state-owned and private entities on WTO rules and regulation.
Recently made partner, Iain Sandford's practice includes contentious international trade work, as well as trade agreement negotiations and compliance issues. He also has long-standing experience of Australian trade remedy proceedings.
Daniel Crosby manages the Geneva office. He has extensive knowledge of WTO dispute resolution, as well as trade and investment market access counselling and negotiations.
Newly elected trade partner Jasper Wauters has been based in Geneva since January 2014. He specialises in WTO dispute settlement, subsidies and trade remedies rules.
Counsel Charles Julien enters the rankings following strong market support, with sources singling him out for trade remedy matters. Clients say: "He's very good and very dedicated."
Practice head Brendan McGivern receives rave reviews from clients: "He works in depth, has rich expertise and takes a business perspective. He's very practical in his advice." McGivern assists the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco with a range of international trade and WTO matters, including dispute settlements.
Newcomer to the rankings Erwan Berthelot has particular expertise in WTO and EU regulation, as well as dispute settlement. He also has extensive experience in EU trade policy, including the EU's trade defence instruments.