Richard Weiner is a member of the firm’s international trade, international arbitration (commercial and treaty) and environmental teams. He is a founder of Sidley’s Brussels office, established in 2003, and was its first managing partner. He divides his time between Brussels and Washington, DC offices. Richard offers clients a unique perspective informed by more than 25 years of international trade experience, including service as in-house counsellor on international trade to the European Commission. Richard’s work encompasses issues of particular importance to international firms doing business in the United States and clients doing business in the European Union. He has extensive experience representing governments and companies in proceedings before the World Trade Organization (WTO), the US Supreme Court, the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, the EU’s Directorate-General for Trade, and Ministries of Commerce throughout Asia.
Richard regularly counsels clients in connection with international trade and market access disputes, WTO litigation, trade remedy proceedings and international treaty negotiations. He has been engaged by governments and stakeholders to advise on WTO concerns in sectors such as steel, paper, chemicals, aircraft, aircraft engines, electronics, tires, automobiles and clean technology products.
Building on his unique global experience, Richard has handled trade remedy and market access issues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
Richard received his JD from Columbia University School of Law, his MPhil from Cambridge University and his AB (magna cum laude) from Harvard University.
WWL says: Richard Weiner has particular expertise relating to the solar industry and is “a favourite among clients” for his “commitment and enthusiasm” when working on complex legal matters.
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