Jan Yves N. Remy
Jan Yves Remy is an Associate at the Sidley Austin, Geneva office. She advises governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a focus on dispute settlement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Jan Yves’ recent representations include matters involving sovereign governments engaged in high-profile ongoing disputes at the panel and appellate stages of WTO dispute settlement.
Prior to joining the firm, Jan Yves worked for six years as a legal officer with the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO in Geneva, where she assisted Members of the Appellate Body in their disposition of appeals of trade matters conducted under the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism. Jan Yves provided legal counsel to the Appellate Body Members in a number of complicated and high profile WTO disputes involving a wide range of substantive areas of WTO law. She worked closely with one of the current Appellate Body Members on an arbitration under Article 21.3(c) of the DSU, concerning the reasonable period of time to be accorded a Member to bring its WTO-inconsistent measures into conformity with WTO law. During her tenure at the WTO, Jan Yves also delivered seminars on WTO law and procedure to government trade officials.
Before joining the WTO, Jan Yves also served for two years as a services trade analyst at the Caribbean Negotiating Machinery, where she assisted in coordinating the negotiating positions of Caribbean governments and advised and represented them in multilateral, bilateral and regional negotiations.
Jan Yves holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), an LL.M. from University of Cambridge, and an LL.B. from the University of the West Indies.