Laurent Ruessmann assists clients across industries in international trade and customs issues, and market-access regulatory issues, under EU law and WTO rules. Laurent has ample experience in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations and reviews of all types, as well as in follow-up litigation and general advisory work. In market-access regulatory matters, Laurent also has particular experience with product safety, ecodesign, and environmental law matters, including chemicals regulations, as well as with trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights.
Laurent features prominently in the trade and WTO rankings of the leading bar publications such as Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
Trade, Protectionism and Policy in Europe - What will the Brexit do?
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
In 2016, the Brexit vote in the UK and the US election of Donald Trump as president have forced a rethinking of how governments look at globalized trade and protectionism, and what are trade priorities going forward. This presentation will examine how these developments are having an impact on trade priorities in 2017, both bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, as well as current legislative initiatives, including trade defense legislative changes following the 15th anniversary of China joining the WTO. In addition, we will look at the various trade issues raised specifically by Brexit, regardless of the arrangements ultimately agreed upon between the UK and the EU27.