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Provided by Stephen Kho

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Stephen Kho focuses on trade and investment policy, and dispute resolution, including WTO and other international proceedings, such as investor-state arbitration under free trade agreements (FTAs) and bilateral FTA disputes. He represents companies and governments on matters ranging from market access and trade negotiations, to non-tariff barriers and public international law. Steve is a leader of the firm’s international trade policy practice, and serves as the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Geneva office.

Career

Associate General Counsel and acting Chief Counsel on China enforcement, Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR); Lead USTR attorney on intellectual property and government procurement matters. Led US delegation in WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement proceedings. Legal advisor at the US Mission to the WTO in Geneva.

Personal

LLM, Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction, (1998); JD, University of Maryland School of Law, with honors, (1995); BA, University of Virginia, with honors, (1991).

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International Trade/WTO - Asia-Pacific Region
1
Band 1

Stephen Kho deftly handles both contentious and advisory sides of international trade work. He advises on WTO matters as well as trade policy compliance and regulatory issues.


International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy - USA
4
Band 4

Stephen Kho undertakes a host of policy and regulatory work for his global client base. He also represents clients in anti-dumping and Section 301 cases.
"He has a lot of substantive experience in the space." "He spends the time to understand our business and objectives."


International Trade/WTO (International Firms) - China
Expertise based abroad in China

Based in Washington DC, Stephen Kho frequently deals with trade policy issues and international disputes, particularly those involving the US and China. One client emphasises that he "really knows how things will play within the trade bureaucracy."

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