Pro Bono work

I am the founder and director of the Trade for Development Pro Bono Program at Sidley Austin.  Under this program, we seek to assist government officials and trade associations in developing and least-developed countries advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth through the strategic use of trade and investment policy. In this Q&A, I explain, together with my colleague Iain Sandford, more about the vision behind the program, and the clients served so far. 

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Areas of advice include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental policy
  • Tariffs and non-tariff barriers
  • Regional trade agreements
  • Trade preferences
  • Special economic zones
  • Digital trade
  • Food safety and hygiene standards
  • Intellectual property 
  • Safeguards
  • Fishery subsidies

For more information, please click here to download the brochure. 

Should you be interested in receiving pro bono advice under this program, please contact me directly at cvanderven@sidley.com.