Laurent Ruessmann, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade
I am a partner in the Brussels office. I specialise in a broad range of international trade issues including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguard procedures and litigation, customs matters under EU and Member State legislation, as well as under the WTO and other international agreements.
I have experience with product safety and life sciences regulatory matters, as well as with EU environmental law, including chemical regulation under REACH, data privacy and intellectual property rights.
I advise clients in various industries including manufacturers of computer and other electronic equipment, renewable energy products, producers of durable goods, consumer products, agriculture and food products, chemicals and pharmaceutical products, automobiles and auto parts, aviation, iron and steel products, non-ferrous metals, textiles and non-wovens, publishing, oil and gas, banking, insurance and financial services industry as well as other service sectors.
I feature prominently in the trade and WTO rankings of the leading bar publications such as Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal, where I am described as "an excellent lawyer."
I regularly speak at external events including the Forums organised by C5 on customs compliance and the International Capital Conference.
I have contributed to a number of publications including, 'Benefiting from the Investment Rules in a Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement' (North American Free Trade & Investment Report, Vol. 22, No. 14) and 'A Step Closer To US-EU Free Trade?' (Law 360, June, 2012).
I am fluent in English and French.
'Laurent Ruessmann is lauded by clients for his 'mastery of EU trade rules,' and has guided a number of European clients through some of the most high-profile trade proceedings initiated by the EU of late. He is also commended for his 'grasp of the details, ability to think creatively and effective presentation skills'.' (Chambers, 2014)
'Fieldfisher's new-look trade team is led by former Crowell & Moring head Laurent Ruessmann, who is supported by Jochen Beck. The team, which shows ‘excellent strategic reasoning’, has been representing the EU solar industry in parallel anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into imports of Chinese solar modules.' (Legal 500, 2014)
'Who's Who Legal has recently cited Laurent's 'enviable knowledge' as making him an 'absolute must' to be included on its list of the top 10 highly regarded lawyers in the trade field worldwide.' (Who's Who Legal, 2013)