SergePannatier

Serge Pannatier

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie Geneva

Biography

Serge Pannatier worked as a trade negotiator with the Swiss Federal Administration before joining Baker McKenzie. Mr. Pannatier currently serves as head of the Employment Law and the WTO and International Trade practice groups in Geneva, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Firm's International Trade Compliance and Customs Practice Group. In addition to working for the Firm, he is also a faculty member of the World Trade Institute of the University of Berne (Switzerland).

 

Practice Focus

Serge Pannatier is a key member of the Employment Law and the WTO and International Trade practice groups in Geneva, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Firm's International Trade Compliance and Customs Practice Group. He regularly advises multinational companies and governmental clients on a broad range of employment and international trade-related issues.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd with respect to the employment issues raised by the restructuring of its Swiss activities.

     

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Branch of the European Law Students Association - Founding Member

Admissions

  • Geneva~Switzerland (1999)

Education

  • University of Neuchâtel (Dr. jur.) (1994)
  • University of Neuchâtel (Licence en droit) (1990)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
Publications

L'Antarctique et la protection internationale de l'environnement, Etudes suisses de droit international, vol. 88, Zurich, Schulthess Polygraphischer Verlag, 1994.

Acquisition of Consultative Status under the Antarctic Treaty, Polar Record, vol. 30, 1994, pp. 123-129.

Le développement institutionnel du système antarctique, Revue suisse de droit international et de droit européen, vol. 4, 1994, pp. 335-354.

Les accords du GATT/OMC et la construction: aspects tarifaires et non tarifaires et règles relatives à la protection de la propriété intellectuelle et à la libéralisation des services, Droit de la construction, 2/95, pp. 27-32 (en collaboration avec Thomas Cottier et Manfred Wagner).

Obtención del Rango Consultativo en el Tratado Antártico, Boletín Antártico Chileno, vol. 14 No 2, Noviembre 1995, pp. 11-17.

L'environnement, objet ou sujet de droit international ? », in : Personne, société, nature. La titularité de droits, du rationalisme juridique du 17e siècle jusqu'à l'écologie moderne, Publication du 3e cycle romand de droit, Fribourg, Editions universitaires, 1996, pp. 143-156.

Traités internationaux, Fiches juridiques suisses n° 384-386, Genève 1996 (en collaboration avec Thomas Cottier).

Staatsverträge, Schweizerische juristische Kartothek, 384-386, Genf, 1997-1998.

La protection du milieu naturel antarctique et le droit international de l'environnement, Journal européen de droit international, vol. 7, 1996, pp. 431-446.

La protection des eaux douces, Stratégies énergétiques, biosphère & société (SEBES), Genève, 1996, pp. 59-69.

La protection du milieu marin, Stratégies énergétiques, biosphère & société (SEBES), Genève 1996, pp. 47-58.

La protection de l'air, Stratégies énergétiques, biosphère & société (SEBES), Genève, 1996, pp. 37-46.

Le Protocole de Madrid, 1991, au Traité de 1959 sur l'Antarctique, relatif à la protection de l'environnement, Stratégies énergétiques, biosphère & société, Genève, 1996, pp. 107-117.

Problèmes actuels de la pêche en haute mer, Revue générale de droit international public, 1997, pp. 421-446.

Introduction du Chapitre IV sur la protection des eaux douces, in : Caroline Dommen/Philippe Cullet (éd), Droit international de l'environnement : textes de base et références, Kluwer, 1997.

Commerce et environnement : les perspectives suisses, AJP/PJA, 1998, pp. 417 424.

La clause de la nation la plus favorisée, Fiches juridiques suisses n° 656, Genève, 1998.

Die Meistbegünstigungsklausel, Schweizerische juristische Kartothek, Nr. 656, Genf, 1998).

Overview of Palestine's Economic Policy and Foreign Trade Regime, Draft Memorandum for application for Observer Status at the WTO, London School of Economics, Economic Policy Programme II (EPPII 005), January 2000 (with Thomas Cottier). This paper is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries (www.met.gov.ps/epp/EPPI/EPP_WYO_Work/7.pdf).

Assessment of Viet Nam's Institutional and Human Infrastructure for the Formulation of Trade Policy and the Undertaking of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and Identification of Needs for Support to Trade Policy Formulation and Trade Negotiations, April 2000. This report is the outcome of an assignment received from UNCTAD in the context of Technical Assistance Project N° VIE/95/024 (www.undp.org.vn/projects/vie95024/index.htm).

Droit international de l'environnement : de la contrainte à l' incitation, Le Droit de l'environnement dans la pratique, vol. 14, 2000, pp. 414-42922. Water Concessions and Protection of Foreign Investments under International Law, in Edith Brown Weiss/Laurence Boisson de Chazournes/Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder (ed.), Fresh Water and International Economic Law, Oxford/New York, Owford University Press, 2005, pp. 289-302 (avec Olivier Ducrey).

Events

The World Trade Organization, Contribution présented to the Seminar ""Beyond the Nations State : International Organisations Towards the 21st Century^"" held at the University of Nottingham on 6-7 December 1996.

"Commerce et environnement: les perspectives suisses," contribution présented at the BENEFRI Seminar on Trade and environment: the current perspectives" held at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) on 23 May 1997.

"Hallmarks of the Antarctic Treaty Institutional Structure," contribution présented to the Seminar "Environmental problems in the Antarctic Region," held on 14-15 June 1997 at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (Switzerland).

"Commerce et environnement"", contribution présented at the Panel ""Handel und Umwelt"" on 14 January 1998 at the University of St Gallen (Switzerland).

"Access of Private Sectors to the WTO," contribution présented on 8 March 2000 in the context of the Master of European and International Business Law of the University of St. Gallen.

"La haute mer orpheline ?" conférence deleivered on 6 April 2000 at the Seminar "Les enjeux et défis du XXIe siècle" organized by the Centre universitaire d'écologie humaine et des sciences de l'environnement de l'Université de Genève.

"Droit international de l'environnement: de la contrainte à l' incitation" conference delivered at the journée de l'Association pour le droit de l'environnement (ADE) on 21 June 2000 in Solothurn (Switzerland).

"La réglementation des suventions à l'OMC favorise-t-elle une concurrence loyale à l'exportation ?" contribution presented on 14 November 2002 in Geneva in the context of the dialogue organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Developement.

"GMO from a legal and ethical point of view," presentation made during the final round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law 2004/2005, Geneva, 29 April 2005.

"The Doha Declaration and What It Has Done to TRIPs," presentation made on 17 March 2006 at the University of Glasgow Law School (Scotland).

MO from a legal and ethical point of view," presentation made during the final round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law 2004/2005, Geneva, 29 April 2005.

"The Doha Declaration and What It Has Done to TRIPs," presentation made on 17 March 2006 at the University of Glasgow Law School (Scotland).