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L'ARSENAL, BOULEVARD LOUIS SCHMIDT, 29, 1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Laurent Ruessmann

Tel:
Work +32 2 742 70 61
Email:
Web:
www.fieldfisher.com
Fieldfisher

Work Department

International Trade

Position

Partner
international trade matters, ranging from trade remedies (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards) to customs to export controls and sanctions, to international trade agreements, international IPR and investments protection, product safety and environmental regulations, and other market access-related issues.

Career

With more than 30 years' experience, Laurent specialises in a broad range of international trade issues including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguard procedures and litigation, customs matters under EU and Member State legislation, as well as under the WTO and other international agreements.He has experience with product safety and life sciences regulatory matters, as well as with EU environmental law, including chemical regulation under REACH, data privacy and intellectual property rights.

He advises clients in various industries including manufacturers of computer and other electronic equipment, renewable energy products, producers of durable goods, consumer products, agriculture and food products, chemicals and pharmaceutical products, automobiles and auto parts, aviation, iron and steel products, non-ferrous metals, textiles and non-wovens, publishing, oil and gas, banking, insurance and financial services industry as well as other service sectors.

Languages

English, French


Belgium

Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping

Within: Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping

Fieldfisher is perhaps best known for representing EU producer clients in trade defence matters; the group is also adept at handling WTO disputes, customs issues, economic sanctions and export controls. Highlights included practice head Laurent Ruessmann and recently promoted partner Jochen Beck representing the Confederation of European Paper Industries in the Indian anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of coated paper and cardboard.

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