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SCOTT D. ANDERSEN is the co-Managing Partner of Sidley’s Geneva office. His practice focuses on the use of WTO rules to resolve international trade disputes. This includes working with companies, trade associations and governments to resolve market access barriers and unfair conditions of competition. Scott is actively involved in WTO disputes concerning agricultural and industrial actionable and prohibited subsidies, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, technical regulations and standards, and various forms of discrimination. Since 2005, he has headed up a team assisting developing countries to challenge and resolve market access problems related to trade-distorting and prohibited agricultural subsidies as well as SPS and TBT measures.
Between 1995-2000, Scott was a Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland where he represented the United States in more than 30 disputes before the WTO before panels and the Appellate Body. During that time he was also the Geneva USTR-based negotiator for environment, investment, balance for payments, fishing subsidies, and customs valuation issues between 1996-2000.
Prior to his arrival in Geneva, Scott worked for five years at the U.S. International Trade Commission focusing on anti-dumping and intellectual property issues as well as playing an active role on the U.S. delegation to the NAFTA investment negotiations. Between 1980-1988, he was a litigator in private practice in Washington D.C. involved in contract, commodities and security fraud cases in U.S. federal courts.
Scott was Chairman of the International Bar Association’s Trade & Customs Committee from 2008-2009. Since 2000, he has chaired monthly Geneva seminars discussing current WTO Appellate Body and panel decisions.
Scott features prominently in the international trade and WTO rankings of the leading bar publications such as Chambers, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.