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Nicolas J S Lockhart

Geneva, Switzerland Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : International Trade/WTO
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Nicolas Lockhart represents governments in original proceedings and in subsequent claims brought for non-implementation of WTO rulings, often relating to manufactured and consumer goods and tariffs. Clients highlight his "great social skills" and "solution-oriented" approach, appreciating that he "keeps abreast of current developments and trends."
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Nicolas J.S. Lockhart is recognized as a leading practitioner in international trade law and policy. At Sidley, Nic has advised a wide range of governments and commercial stakeholders in dozens of World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes. He has also assisted clients with the negotiation of trade agreements. Before joining Sidley, Nic spent five years at the WTO Appellate Body, advising on numerous appeals.

Clients benefit from Nic’s in-depth knowledge of WTO practice, procedures, and substantive law, as well as his extensive advocacy experience at hearings. Nic’s work with WTO members as complainants, respondents, and third parties in many disputes, across a wide range of WTO agreements also enables Nic to provide a rounded view.

International trade and sustainability is a particular focus for Nic. He has advised governments and commercial stakeholders on international environmental law and on the interface between international environmental and trade law; he has contributed to two papers published by the World Economic Forum on trade policy and the circular economy; he taught a PhD-level course on trade and sustainability at the World Trade Institute of the University of Berne; and he recently published a paper on the WTO negotiations on fisheries subsidies.

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