Situated at the epicenter of international law and arbitration, King & Spalding’s Geneva office leverages its location and extensive government and diplomatic community network to help clients navigate complex international trade law, trade policy, trade litigation, international arbitration and international tax issues. Our lawyers successfully help sovereign and private sector clients achieve their global trade, regulatory and investment goals.
Our Geneva trade lawyers have decades of experience protecting and advancing clients’ business, economic, social and security interests through multilateral mechanisms. Many of our lawyers are former WTO officials or Member diplomats and have a deep understanding of policy-making processes, trade policy negotiations and trade law to address market access, non-tariff and regulatory barriers, policy, and trade remedies issues. We routinely advise WTO Member governments to ensure compliance with WTO obligations related to implementing trade remedy institutions and measures. Through our established network with diplomatic missions and NGOs, we help protect and advance business interests affected by global regulatory developments. Our Geneva trade lawyers regularly collaborate with and draw on the strength of the firm’s expansive global network of trade attorneys in Washington, D.C., Brussels and London to provide a full suite of integrated trade regulatory and litigation solutions. Our International Trade group and lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the field by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and Law360.
As Geneva is a hub for commercial activity and investment arbitration, our Geneva office also represents clients in multiple arbitration proceedings under various rules and procedures and often collaborates with our Houston, London and Paris offices. Our tax attorneys, integrated across multiple offices, focus on effectively structuring asset holdings to achieve optimal asset protection and advise clients in the financial, private equity, entertainment, hospitality and technology sectors, as well as sovereign wealth funds and investment funds on structuring investment and divestment transactions.