Trade for Development Pro Bono Initiative

I am the founder and Director of the Trade for Development Initiative at Sidley Austin LLP, which is part of the firms’ Emerging Enterprises pro bono program.  Under this intiative, we seek to help government officials achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth through the strategic use of trade and investment policy.

Specifically, this initiative provides legal and technical advice to least-developed and lower-middle income developing countries, as well as trade associations. Image

Areas of advice include, but are not limited to:

  • Procurement
  • Tariffs
  • Trade and industrial policy
  • regional trade agreements
  • Special economic zones
  • Digital trade
  • Food safety and hygiene standards

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.