Jan Yves Remy joined the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services as deputy director in August 2018. She is an international trade lawyer who, over the course of her 15-year career, has advised governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters with a focus on dispute settlement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Prior to joining the SRC, Jan Yves worked for five years at the office of Sidley Austin LLP in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was a senior trade associate. While there, she worked closely with other members of the firm’s international trade and international arbitration groups on a range of international trade and dispute resolution matters. Before Sidley Austin LLP, 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.