Christian Pitschas is currently an advisor on WTO/international trade issues with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn. From 2005 - 2018, he was based in Geneva as an independent atttorney-at-law, focusing on WTO and EU Law, including litigation before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU. Prior to opening his law office in Geneva, Dr Pitschas worked with a major international law firm in Brussels (1999 - 2005) and was a lecturer in law at Freie Universität Berlin (1997 - 1999). He started his professional career as a clerk with the Court of Appeals in Berlin (1994 - 1997).
Dr Pitschas studied law at Freie Universität Berlin (1986 - 1992) and University of Geneva (1988 - 1989) before completing a master programme (LLM) at University of Georgia School of Law (1993 - 1994), funded by a Fulbright scholarship. He wrote a doctoral thesis on the international responsibility of the (then) European Community and its Member States for breaches of public international law which was published by Duncker & Humblot (Berlin, 2001). In addition, he authored chapters on agriculture, subsidies and services in a leading German textbook on WTO (Beck, Munich, 2003) and is a co-author of a book on WTO dispute settlement cases (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2005). He frequently publishes articles on current topics of international trade law. Dr Pitschas is proficient in English and French, aside from his native German.
Public Procurement Law (including WTO and EU)