Washington D.C. January 8, 2005 – LAWFUEL – Best for law news – Global law firm White & Case LLP announced that it was recently appointed to a panel of law firms with recognized experience in dispute settlement under the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the Advisory Centre on WTO Law in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Advisory Centre on WTO Law has a mandate to provide WTO legal services to
developing countries. It has established a panel of external legal counsel
with experience in the conduct of complex WTO dispute settlement proceedings
to provide advocacy services to developing countries before WTO panels or the
Appellate Body in the event that the Centre has a conflict of interest. White
& Case is one of nine law firms appointed.
“The WTO has become the forum of choice to resolve a wide range
of international commercial disputes,” said Brendan McGivern, an
international trade lawyer with White & Case. “Moreover, developing
countries have become increasingly active litigants in the WTO dispute
settlement system in the last few years. White & Case is pleased to be
appointed to this panel of external legal authorities, and we look forward to
assisting developing countries to assert their rights at all levels of the
“White & Case has extensive experience in WTO dispute settlement as part of
its International Trade practice,” said Walter Spak, who heads the Firm’s
International Trade practice. “It regularly provides litigation services to
WTO Members and to private sector companies with an interest in WTO disputes.
White & Case is assisting developing countries in four current WTO disputes,
including a major challenge to U.S. anti-dumping laws.”
White & Case’s International Trade Practice, centered in Washington, D.C.,
represents sovereign and private sector clients throughout the world in trade
litigation and dispute resolution. It also regularly counsels clients on new
laws, regulation and trade negotiations under the WTO, NAFTA, the FTAA and
other major trade agreements. In addition, the Trade practice provides
technical analyses of international economic issues, including issuing 50-60
advisories each month updating clients on trade issues.