Andrew Shoyer, Lindsay Bourne and Yohan Benizri, Sidley Austin
Folkert Graafsma and Konstantinos Adamantopoulos, Holman Fenwick Willan
Andrew Shoyer and Rajib Pal of Sidley Austin look at the impact of the appellate body's findings in regards to two WTO disputes.
"The findings in DS412 and DS426 are important for global industries not only because of their direct implications for the design and implementation of government support for green energy, but also for their implications more broadly for 'buy local' requirements in government contracts."
"The effects of the developments in the Eurasian Customs Union upon its main trading partners, mostly WTO member countries, and the interplay of those developments with Russia’s WTO commitments and present and future WTO disputes involving Russia, are reminiscent of a multiplayer strategy computer game, where each player needs to think ahead, act on several different aspects and deploy multiple resources."
The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers has brought together Patricia López Aufranc of Marval O’Farrell & Mairal, Jean-François Bellis of Van Bael & Bellis, Steve Orava of King & Spalding, Amy Porges of the Law Offices of Amelia Porges and Eric Emerson of Steptoe & Johnson to discuss levels and types of work, emerging regions of interest, the impact of free trade agreements and changes in the legal market in their jurisdictions.
Who’s Who Legal brings together four of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing trade and customs lawyers today.
With the benefit of over 17 years of research, encompassing tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, as well as hundreds of hours of interviews with legal professionals around the world, Who’s Who Legal offers an overview of the recent trends and developments in the global trade and customs legal market.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to recognise the firms and lawyers who stand out for their expertise on a global level. This year, we identify 334 practitioners from 184 firms and 36 countries as the leading trade and customs lawyers in the field, following votes from clients and fellow private practitioners.
This year, we recognise 310 lawyers from 181 firms and 41 countries who are leading lawyers in this field. Thirteen firms stood out in our research due to the number of practitioners they have listed in this edition. Sidley Austin leads the way in our research, with 12 individuals featured, seven of whom hail from the firm's Washington, DC office. Next is Baker & McKenzie, which fields eight lawyers, followed closely by White & Case and King & Spalding, both of which have seven practitioners featured.
We also single out the 10 most highly regarded trade and customs lawyers in the world.
Trade and customs work sits at a unique junction between legal, political and economic spheres of influence, and by definition it is among the most international in scope of the practice areas we cover. A range of factors are driving work in this sector and making new demands of the world’s leading firms and counsel.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide. Our listings grow to encompass 276 lawyers from 41 countries in this edition, the largest we have published to date in this sector.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the trade and customs marketplace worldwide.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the trade and customs legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
With the benefit of over 10 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the trade and customs legal marketplace worldwide.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.