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TradeLawGuide was created by a team of trade lawyers, researchers and legal knowledge engineers so that WTO law could be researched in a methodical, comprehensive and efficient manner. It is a reflection of extensive database design planning and the utilization of a standardized approach to capturing, organizing and accessing data. The unique design of the database is protected by a US System, Method & Data Structure patent. TradeLawGuide uses technically advanced web technology to provide information in an integrated manner with pinpoint precision. It allows you to rapidly search through thousands of documents and zero in on the exact references that answer your research queries. Since its launch in 2009, it has become the standard for legal research in the area of WTO law.


The Editors of TradeLawGuide are:

Greg Tereposky is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TradeLawGuide. He is also a founding partner of Tereposky & DeRose LLP, a Canadian law firm focusing on international trade, investment and procurement law. He has practiced international trade and investment law for over 25 years. Appointed as panelist in EU - Fatty Alcohols (Indonesia) (DS442). Counsel in the trilogy of Appellate Body proceedings that established the legal foundation for the interpretation and application of Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the TBT Agreement (US – Clove Cigarettes, US – Tuna Dolphin II (Mexico), US – COOL). Counsel and advisor in over thirty WTO disputes. He has appeared multiple times as counsel before panels, arbitrators and the Appellate Body in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, NAFTA panels, investor-state arbitration tribunals and Canadian domestic trade authorities and tribunals. Advisor in international trade negotiations, including the NAFTA, Uruguay and Doha Rounds of WTO negotiations and various bilateral negotiations. Has extensive experience in dealing with matters involving interaction between multilateral and regional trade agreements. He is rated as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, its highest legal peer rating and is recognized in Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers (International Trade/WTO), The Legal 500 (International Trade), Lexpert® Cross-Border Litigation Guide, Leading Cross-Border Litigators (International Trade Regulation), The International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers and Who's Who Legal: Canada (Trade & Customs). He is a co-founder and adviser to InvestorStateLawGuide (www.investorstatelawguide.com), the leading research database for investment treaty arbitration law. 

Michelle Brown is an Associate Editor of TradeLawGuide. She is also a partner at HyltonBrown, a boutique trade law firm in Jamaica where she works as a consultant to private and public sector clients throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and as a consultant on EU, USAID and Commonwealth Secretariat funded projects within the region. She is a member of the Jamaica Trade and Adjustment Team (JTAT) which advises the Jamaican government on issues related to trade. In May, 2012, she was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors for the Jamaican Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission. Previously she was a senior associate at Myers, Fletcher & Gordon, the largest law firm in the Caribbean, and a management consultant in Washington D.C. She has an MBA from the George Washington University in Washington DC. In 2009 she graduated from the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland with a Masters in Law and Economics, specializing in trade policy formation.

Dan Hohnstein is an Associate Editor of TradeLawGuide and the Lead Editor of the Regional Trade Agreement (RTA) document collection. He is also a partner of Tereposky & DeRose LLP, a Canadian law firm focusing on international trade law, including WTO dispute settlement, investor-state dispute settlement, regional free trade agreements, trade remedies (including anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures) and government procurement. Dan has appeared numerous times as counsel in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He also regularly advises clients on all aspects of international trade agreements, including with respect to negotiations, implementation, interpretation, application, and dispute settlement. In addition, Dan represents industry associations, producers, exporters, and importers in proceedings before Canadian trade authorities including the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and Canada’s Federal Courts.

Jean-Sébastien Lord is an Associate Editor of TradeLawGuide. He is a senior counsel at the Government of Canada’s Trade Law Bureau.* Previously, he was the senior legal advisor at the Canadian Mission to the WTO in Geneva. In that capacity, he was responsible for dispute settlement and all legal matters. He regularly appears before panels, arbitrators, and the Appellate Body in WTO dispute settlement proceedings. Before being posted to Geneva, he was a deputy director at the Trade Law Bureau where he headed its non-tariff barriers division. Prior to joining the Trade Law Bureau as counsel, Jean-Sébastien was a senior associate with a Canadian law firm that specialized in international trade and investment law.  

* Any views expressed in TradeLawGuide are those of the editors and not of the Government of Canada 


Contributors to TradeLawGuide:

Brendan McGivern practiced international trade law for over 25 years, including as a Partner in White & Case LLP. He served as head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) practice group of White & Case from 2003 to 2017. After retiring from White & Case, he worked for the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) as Senior Legal Adviser.

Prior to joining White & Case, McGivern was a member of the Canadian diplomatic service. He served for five years as the legal adviser and the head of the Dispute Settlement section at the Canadian Mission to the WTO in Geneva.

McGivern served as a member of the WTO arbitration panel in the US – 1916 Anti-Dumping Act dispute, which adjudicated claims by the European Union for retaliatory trade sanctions against the United States.

He is currently doing postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

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