Claus Zimmermann

Claus Zimmermann

czimmermann@sidley.com

Dr. Dr. CLAUS D. ZIMMERMANN is an associate in the firm’s Geneva office and a member of the firm’s International Trade and Arbitration group. He advises governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a particular emphasis on dispute settlement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization. In addition, he focuses on European trade and competition law and policy.

Before joining the firm, Claus gained valuable professional experience in the practice of international law and in international dispute settlement, as well as in EU law, through working for the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat, the IMF Legal Department, UNCITRAL, the International Treaties Division of the German Federal Ministry of Justice, the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, and a Paris-based law firm.

Claus is both a lawyer and an economist. He has been a visiting researcher in Stanford's John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics and a visiting fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University as well as at Harvard's Department of Government. During his time at Oxford, Claus taught European competition law and policy and public international law.

Claus is a regular speaker at international conferences. His research on international economic law has been published in leading journals, such as the Journal of World Investment and Trade, the Journal of World Trade, the American Journal of International Law and the European Journal of International Law. His monograph A Contemporary Concept of Monetary Sovereignty is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in late 2013.