Daniel C Crosby


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Daniel Crosby is a partner in the International Trade Practice Group at King & Spalding, and manages the firm’s Geneva office.  Mr. Crosby has worked in the area of international trade for over 17 years and has practiced in Switzerland since 2000.  He assists sovereign and commercial clients to achieve practical economic and business objectives by applying international trade and investment rules.  He also advises clients in relation to national trade remedy proceedings and WTO disputes.

Mr. Crosby assists clients with trade and investment negotiations disputes, and on the application of treaty-based rules to improve access to global markets for goods and services.  He works for major U.S. and European multinationals and has particular experience in the Middle East, in Russia, and in the states of the former Soviet Union. A significant portion of Mr. Crosby’s practice relates to energy issues, from natural resource production, to energy services and petrochemical trade.

Mr. Crosby is active in Switzerland’s diplomatic community and serves as Vice Chairman of the Club Diplomatique de Genève.  He also enjoys teaching, speaking and publishing on international trade and investment issues and providing technical assistance and pro bono legal services to Least Development Countries and to countries negotiating their accession to the WTO.

Mr. Crosby lived in the former Soviet Union from 1989-1993 during the perestroika and glastnost’ period while completing studies at Leningrad State University traveling widely across the Soviet Union, and coordinating the American Collegiate Consortium academic exchange program.  Mr. Crosby speaks Russian, Hungarian and French. 

Recent Publications

  • “Energy Discrimination and International Rules in Hard Times: What’s New This time Around, and What Can be Done.” Journal of World Energy Law and Business 2012.

  • Import, Export and Production Restrictions on Energy Goods and Services; ‘Background to WTO Rules and Production/Trade Restrictions in the Field of Energy’, in Global Challenges at the Intersection of Trade, Energy and the Environment, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration 2010

  • ‘Tilting at Conventional Wisdom’ Comment on PPMs and Climate Change, in Trade Regulation and the Mitigation of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press 2009

  • ‘Banking on China’s WTO Commitments: Same Bed, Different Dreams in China’s Financial Services Sector’, Journal of International Economic Law 2008

Awards & Recognition

Mr. Crosby appears as a leading practitioner in the field of international trade by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Who's Who Legal, the International Trade Expert Guide, and Best Lawyers/Switzerland.

International Bar Association
American Bar Association

J.D., Washington College of Law, American University
B.A., Union College
B.A., Leningrad/St. Petersburg State University
B.A., College of Ripon and York St. John

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