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Global 2022
Europe-wide International Trade/WTO
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4 Ranked Lawyers

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International Trade/WTO - Europe-wide
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What the team is known for

White & Case benefits from a broad trade law offering spread across Geneva, Brussels and London, and works closely with its Washington, DC office. The lawyers have extensive experience in trade defence matters on behalf of steel industry clients, having acted on the complainant side of highlight mandates including the EU's steel safeguard investigation. The firm acts for chemical producers and other industrial clients on investigations carried out by trade authorities. Well-reputed lawyers in Geneva advise key government clients and corporate third parties on WTO disputes. The White & Case trade team earns further praise for its capacity to handle both global sanctions compliance matters and diverse customs matters, including disputes over the customs classification of key products.

Strengths

A client notes: "The lawyers are experts in EU law and have a deep understanding of how the EU system works in practice. They are strategic in their advice in that they don't just give the black letter of law but try to identify opportunities. They also have a great network of academic experts."

Another client notes: "There is an excellent team there with a wide range of talents and experience that fits our needs perfectly."

Work highlights

Acted for Eurofer on a global safeguard investigation conducted by a European Commission concerning imports from all countries for 19 product groups, which are produced by Eurofer members. A further review is currently ongoing to consider extending the case for up to five years.

Notable practitioners

James Killick handles anti-dumping and safeguarding cases for global chemicals and manufacturing companies. He also acts on behalf of the European steel industry on a range of issues arising from the USA's imposition of tariffs on the importation of steel.

Jasper Wauters is praised for his knowledge of WTO law, with one source deeming him to be a "highly able WTO litigator," and adding that "Jasper Wauters is a valued second opinion for us on straight legal questions and has insights into the mechanics of the WTO disputes system that have proven invaluable." Another client enthuses: "What I like is that he works really fast, he has a very good legal mind" and "he speaks many languages and understands client needs."

Charles Julien is active in negotiations concerning FTA and WTO disputes, with further expertise in anti-dumping investigations. A client praises his "solid background on historical trade cases," noting that "he gives us proactive advice on preventive measures to take and has this industry-specific knowledge, as well as very technical skills."

Iain MacVay handles a range of matters including sanctions compliance and advising on WTO proceedings against foreign governments. He also advises clients on the impact of Brexit. A client notes: "Iain MacVay has an in-depth understanding of our industry and the trade issues we face," adding: "He gives sound advice on how best to tackle a wide range of market access barriers in our markets."

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