Scott D Andersen is the co-managing partner of Sidley’s Geneva office and the founding partner of that office in 2000. His practice focuses on the use of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules to resolve international trade disputes. He works closely with key WTO member governments, leading companies and trade associations on a wide variety of trade disputes, including agricultural and industrial actionable and prohibited subsidies, anti-dumping and other trade remedy measures, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, technical regulations and standards, and various forms of trade discrimination.
In 2012, Scott co-founded Sidley’s innovative emerging enterprises pro bono programme, which he now manages. This provides free legal advice to small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises and NGOs providing assistance to the poorest farmers. The programme has expanded rapidly with more than 448 Sidley lawyers providing free legal services to over 95 clients in 29 countries.
Scott is a frequent speaker at leading trade, international bar association, and agricultural trade and investment seminars throughout the world. He chairs frequent seminars in Geneva discussing current panel and Appellate Body reports, and has worked with WTO officials to rationalise WTO dispute settlement procedures. Scott was chairman of the International Bar Association’s trade and customs committee from 2008 to 2009.
Scott received his JD from American University, Washington College of Law (Law Review) in 1979 and his BA, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University in 1975. He is admitted in the District of Columbia.
WWL says: Scott Andersen is “a go-to external counsel for WTO-related issues”.
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