Switzerland: Trade & Customs 2019

In this chapter 18 lawyers are recognised for their expertise in trade and customs law.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Todd J Friedbacher Sidley Austin, Geneva 
2. Nicolas J S Lockhart  Sidley Austin, Geneva
3. Brendan McGivern  White & Case, Geneva 

Sidley Austin performs well this year with five lawyers listed in this chapter.
Todd Friedbacher is a top-tier trade and customs lawyer who stands out for the first-class advice he delivers to clients on market access and regulatory compliance matters. He draws high praise from peers who “have a lot of respect for him”.
Nicolas Lockhart is a key figure in the trade and customs space. He wins praise from sources who note “he has a lot of litigation experience” and consider him an expert in regulatory matters, particularly relating to WTO rules.
Iain Sandford is a first-rate litigator who is recognised for his impressive work assisting clients on WTO and trading goods-related matters.
Tatjana Sachse is “really well known, and at the top of the field”, say peers. She advises a number of companies and trade associations, and has in-depth knowledge of complex regulatory matters.
Scott Andersen is standout name in the trade and customs space who is highlighted as a specialist when it comes to handling complex international trade disputes.

White & Case achieves three listings in this chapter.
Brendan McGivern is a highly respected trade and customs lawyer with a wealth of experience handling related disputes, and advising associations, governments, and companies on WTO regulations.
Jasper Wauters is “a very experienced practitioner” who is recognised for his excellent work advising clients on WTO settlement proceedings and the drafting of free trade agreements.
Charles Julien also gains recognition here for his impressive work across a range of jurisdictions, from Europe to the Middle East and Africa.

Alan Yanovich of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has “an excellent reputation” in the field of trade and customs and is known for his superb work providing counsel to companies and foreign governments.

Clotilde du Parc of Van Bael & Bellis is “a very experienced lawyer on WTO matters” who is commended by peers for her “diligent, professional, and efficient” approach.

Stéphanie Noël of S Noël Law Office is a well-recognised international trade lawyer who works with clients on various complex legal matters, including market access and trade regulations.

Daniel Crosby of King & Spalding impresses sources with his excellent work with governments and companies, providing expert advice on international agreements.

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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.

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