Stephen Orava is Chair of King & Spalding’s International Trade Practice Group. Mr. Orava has substantial experience under the various agreements of the WTO, with a particular focus on GATS, GATT, and TBT. He also has substantial experience in WTO dispute settlement cases, including the drafting of written submissions and the presentation of oral arguments before panels and the Appellate Body. For example, he advised clients in the context of the first WTO dispute settlement case, the first case under the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement, and the first case under the WTO Agreement on Safeguards.
Mr. Orava also represents clients in anti-dumping, countervailing duty (anti-subsidy), and safeguard proceedings in Australia, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, the United States, and other countries. His experience covers a broad range of sectors, including chemicals, steel, textiles, agriculture, and certain high-tech products. He also advises clients on compliance with U.S., U.K. and E.U. export control, sanctions and customs laws.
Mr. Orava is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, Georgetown University Law Center, and the London School of Economics.