Today, Mr. Lothar Ehring, responsible for Legal Aspects of Trade Policy in EC's DG Trade, delivered a seminar on the DSU Negotiations.
Mr. Ehring is the Coordinator for legal issues of multilateral trade, handles a number of current WTO disputes and also represents the European Community in the negotiations on the reform of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding. Mr. Lothar Ehring specializes on horizontal questions of dispute settlement, the law of non-discrimination, trade in agriculture and institutional questions of the WTO, topics on which he also lectures at universities and publishes in law reviews.
Prior to his present position, Mr. Lothar Ehring was Legal Affairs Officer in the Legal Affairs Division and the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, where he worked on dispute settlement cases and occasionally trained trade officials from Member governments. He graduated in law from the University of Passau in Germany, holds the German qualification for the judicial office and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.