Fieldfisher adds to its EU regulatory practice with the appointment of Laurent Ruessman as a partner, to lead the international trade practice in its Brussels office. He joins with Jochen Beck, another international trade lawyer, joins an EU regulatory team in Brussels that recently expanded to include energy and food law capabilities,
Laurent and Jochen are trade law specialists with extensive experience in international trade and customs matters under EU and Member State legislation and WTO and other international agreements. Their work on high-profile and high-stakes matters includes the representation of European producers in the largest EU trade remedies investigations ever, parallel anti-dumping and anti-subsidy procedures involving solar panels imports from China.
Laurent and Jochen join from the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring, where Laurent had been a partner since early 2011. Previously Laurent was a founding partner of Sidley Austin's Brussels office in 2003.
In addition to EU trade remedies procedures and litigation, and investment and market access issues, Laurent and Jochen assist clients with customs tariff treatment and duty recovery matters, preferential trade agreements, export controls and economic sanctions, anti-fraud investigations and dispute settlement. Laurent and Jochen also have substantial experience with product safety and life sciences matters and EU environmental law.
Michael Chissick, Managing Partner at Fieldfisher, commented:
"I am delighted Laurent and Jochen have joined our team in Brussels. Laurent is a seasoned and well-respected practitioner and his appointment demonstrates further our commitment to strengthening our EU law capabilities and indeed to continue to expand across Europe. We now have broadened a team that advises and represents clients in EU law matters across many industry sectors."
"As trade policy is made exclusively at EU level, and the EU has such a major global role in terms of both exports and imports, adding an EU trade practice to a vibrant regulatory group makes eminent sense."
For further information, please contact:
Joe Mosby, PR Executive, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, 020 7861 4526
Ibrahim Kamara, PR Manager, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, 020 7861 4120
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