Jochen Beck, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade
I am Partner at Fieldfisher, specialising in all international trade matters, working in the Competition, Regulatory and Trade practice. I advise on a broad range of international trade and regulatory issues under EU and Member State legislations, as well as the application of the WTO and other international agreements.
I have a particular focus on EU trade defence instruments, export controls and sanctions, and customs and regulatory law, where my recent assignments include: Representing EU solar glass producers in EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases against China; advising on the EU, Belgian, German and UK export controls; advising on the implications of EU sanctions and embargoes, in particular against Iran, Syria, and North Korea; implementing EU-wide duty recovery programs for a multinational client leading to multi-million euro savings in customs duties; and advising on various aspects of customs law, including valuation, classification and rules of origin.
I work with clients in various industries, such as aerospace and defence, automotive, semiconductor, construction, aluminium iron and steel, consumer products, agriculture and food products, and chemicals and pharmaceutical products.
My recent Publications include: 'The EU General Court raises the bar for Council sanctions against individuals and entities' / Laurent Ruessmann, Jochen Beck (World ECR, Vol 24, p 26); 'China zeigt in der Handelspolitik Krallen' / Jochen Beck=' (Der Standard, November 2012); and 'EU Export Controls in Light of EU Sanctions and Embargoes imposed in the Middle East and Africa' / Jochen Beck et al (AJCCL, 2011/19, p.150-153).
I frequently speak at industry conferences on trade defence and export controls and am a contributor for law journals and national newspapers.
I am fluent in German and English.
Photography is one of my hobbies and I participate in exhibitions.
"Jochen Beck focuses on trade defence instruments, export controls and sanctions. He is described as "extremely diligent, ethical and very good on the law" and praised by clients for his "practical approach." (Chambers Global 2018)
"Brussels based practice well known for advising EU industry complainants on trade defence and customs matters, including classification, value and origin. Offers additional expertise in EU regulatory issues, sanctions and WTO disputes. Also noted for its knowledge of free trade agreements and trade peferences.
Sources highlight the firm's strong focus on complainant work, with one describing them as "the stars for complainant work", while another says "they are a powerhouse on the producer's side." (Chambers 2017)
"Jochen Beck advises on clients on trade defence measures, export controls and sanctions. He has clients from numerous industries including the automotive sector, agriculture and chemicals. Sources say he is a great all round lawyer and a great guy and describe his work as very impressive." (Chambers 2017)