Jasper Wauters

Partner, Geneva

Biography

An “outstanding litigator,” Jasper Wauters is “absolutely top-notch in terms of WTO dispute settlement” and is praised by clients for his “pointed analysis,” with sources noting his exceptional knowledge of civil law. He acts for both governments and corporate clients.
International Trade/ WTO, Europe-wide (Chambers Global 2018)

Overview

Jasper M. Wauters is a litigator who leads the Geneva office's international trade and regulatory practice at White & Case.

Jasper frequently represents sovereign and private clients in international dispute settlement proceedings, including in international arbitration and State-to-State WTO disputes. He builds on more than twenty years of professional experience in international dispute settlement, both in private practice and as a member of the WTO Secretariat, in which capacity he served as a Legal Affairs Officer advising dispute settlement panels on the resolution of legal claims in over a dozen of international disputes.

Jasper also advises leading industry players in a broad range of business sectors on regulatory matters in relation to consumer goods, including technical standards, product safety and labelling. He counsels clients on all issues related to environmental compliance including before the European Court of Justice and provides guidance on the regulatory and enforcement frameworks for emerging technologies and novel products.

Sports-related clients have benefited from Jasper's advice navigating internal regulations of international sports federations based in Switzerland and on matters related to EU law. Jasper's sports law practice includes advising a major international sports federation on setting up an internal dispute resolution mechanism and counselling clients on broadcasting rights and potential liabilities resulting from domestic advertising regulations.

Jasper previously practiced as a lawyer in a major Brussels-based law firm, where he advised clients conducting business in the European Union on matters relating to European competition law, EU public and regulatory law and intellectual property law.

Jasper's expertise is recognized through his listing as a "Leading Individual" in Legal 500, and as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers Global 2020. In addition, Who's Who Legal made Mr. Wauters their "most highly regarded individual" of the Geneva trade bar stating also that Jasper Wauters is known as a "fierce litigator" with one prominent peer stating, "He is at the top of his game; I have only experienced and heard excellent things about him."

Bars and Courts
Brussels Bar
Education
Diplôme D'Etudes Supérieures - D.E.S
Graduate Institute for International Studies
Geneva
MA
Catholic University of Leuven
Belgium
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Dutch

Experience

Publications

US Compliance with WTO Rulings on Zeroing in Anti-Dumping, World Trade Review, January 2011 (co-author with Bernard Hoekman)

China - Measures Affecting Imports of Automobile Parts, World Trade Review, January 2010 (co-author with Hylke Vandenbussche)

United States - Laws, Regulations and Methodology for Calculating Dumping Margins (Zeroing), World Trade Review, January 2009

United States - Sunset Reviews of Anti-Dumping Measures on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina: a cloudy sunset, World Trade Review, January 2008 (co-author with Gene M. Grossman)

United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Mexico: a legal-economic assessment of sunset reviews, World Trade Review, January 2008 (co-author with Chad P. Brown)

The Law and Economics of Contingent Protection in the WTO, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008. (co-author with Petros C. Mavroids and Patrick A. Messerin)

The Safeguards Agreement - An Overview, The Law and Economics of Contingent Protection in the WTO, Cambridge University Press

Awards and Recognition

Legal 500 2020 (Leading Individual)

Chambers Global 2020 (Band 1)

Who's Who Legal 2020 (Trade & Customs, Thought Leader)