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King & Spalding launches international trade ‘collaboration’

Adds services from former government representatives and diplomats

30 July 2015

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King & Spalding has launched a "collaboration" with DTB Associates to expand its international trade and regulatory practices.

The move is expected to provide clients with "one-stop access to world-renowned legal and policy expertise across key sectors", according to a statement by the international law firm.

"DTB Associates is unique in having in-depth knowledge of the complex technical issues and vast experience in the critical policy environment surrounding trade and agriculture issues," said Alejandro Jara, former deputy director general of the World Trade Organisation and senior counsel at King & Spalding in Geneva.

Founded in 2000 by specialists in trade, legal, legislative and agricultural policy, DTB provides consultancy services in the agriculture, biotech, food and fisheries sectors.

DTB's partners include the former special trade counsel to the US Secretary of Agriculture and trade negotiators for the US department of agriculture. Some have held diplomatic posts, such as with the US trade representative's mission to the WTO in Geneva, the US mission to the EU in Brussels and the US embassy in Mexico City.

King & Spalding's WTO and international trade practice is one of the largest in the world, with more than 40 lawyers and trade professionals. Members include former senior government officials and former officials from the WTO Secretariat and the WTO Appellate Body.

 

 

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