Christian Pitschas is a seasoned lawyer with more than 20 years of professional experience in WTO, EU and Public International Law. He has been based in Geneva since 2005 and is continually being recognized by The International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers and JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien.
Prior to opening his office in Geneva, Dr. Pitschas worked with a major international law firm in Brussels (1999 - 2005). Before that, he was a lecturer in law at Freie Universität Berlin (1997 - 1999) and clerked with the Court of Appeals in Berlin (1994 - 1997).
Dr. Pitschas studied law at the Free University of Berlin Freie Universität Berlin (1986 - 1992) and the University of Geneva (1988 - 1989) before completing a master programme at the University of Georgia School of Law (1993 - 1994) which focused on international trade law and was funded by a Fulbright scholarship. He also wrote a doctoral thesis on the international responsibility of the (then) European Community for breaches of international obligations which was published by Duncker & Humblot (Berlin, 2001). In addition, he authored chapters on agriculture, subsidies and services in a leading German textbook on the WTO (Beck, Munich, 2003) and is a co-author of a book on WTO dispute settlement cases (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2005).
Dr. Pitschas regularly teaches in the master programmes of the Law Faculty of the University of Lucerne and the Law Faculty of Freie Universität Berlin. He is proficient in English and French, aside from his native German.
Public Procurement Law (including WTO and EU)