Senior Counsel, Advisory Centre on WTO Law
Mr. Jan Bohanes joined the ACWL in September 2010. Previously, he was a member of the Secretariat of the WTO’s Appellate Body from 2002 to 2006. In that capacity, he provided legal and administrative support to Appellate Body Members in appeals of WTO panel reports, as well as in arbitration proceedings to determine the reasonable time for compliance with adverse WTO rulings. He also participated in the WTO’s technical cooperation and training activities both in Geneva and abroad.
Upon leaving the WTO, Mr. Bohanes worked for several years as associate attorney in the Geneva office of Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Bohanes advised both governments and commercial stakeholders on all issues related to WTO law and dispute settlement proceedings, including trade remedies, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, agricultural subsidies, customs valuation, and tax discrimination. He appeared before both WTO panels and the Appellate Body.
Mr. Bohanes is a frequent lecturer and writer on WTO law.