Claus Zimmermann

Dr. Dr. Claus Zimmermann is the lead lawyer in Noerr’s Brussels office for any issues involving international and EU trade law, EU regulatory affairs as well as contentious proceedings. He advises large enterprises and governments on all aspects of EU foreign trade and regulatory law as well as on international economic law, especially WTO law. He has many years of experience as litigation counsel in complex proceedings before the WTO (assisting clients at all stages of WTO dispute settlement, in over 20 distinct disputes, across a wide range of WTO agreements), the Court of Justice of the European Union and various national courts. The main focus of his practice over the past decade has been the development and enforcement of international and EU trade and investment rules, notably with respect to trade barriers, trade remedies, customs, EU sanctions law and export controls. Claus also advises on the legal and policy implications of Brexit and assists clients in identifying and pursuing their interests in the negotiation of new bilateral and regional trade agreements. He holds a doctorate in public international law from the University of Oxford, a doctorate in public economics from University Paris 1 “Panthéon Sorbonne” and an LL.M. from Yale Law School. His research has been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of International Law and the European Journal of International Law.

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