Christian Pitschas is a seasoned lawyer with more than 20 years of professional experience in WTO, EU and Public International Law. He is based in Geneva and continually recognized by The International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers and JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien.
Before opening his law office in Geneva in 2005, Christian worked with a major international law firm in Brussels and Berlin (1999 - 2005). Prior to becoming an attorney-at-law, he was a lecturer in law at the Free University of Berlin (1997 - 1999) and clerked with the Court of Appeals in Berlin (1994 - 1997).
Christian studied law at the Free University of Berlin (1986 - 1992) and the University of Geneva (1988 - 1989) before undertaking a master programme at the University of Georgia School of Law (1993 - 1994) which was funded by a Fulbright scholarship. He wrote a doctoral thesis on the international responsbility of the (then) European Community and its Member States for breaches of international obligations which was published by Duncker & Humblot (Berlin, 2001). In addition, Christian 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).
Christian regularly teaches in the master programme of the Law Faculty of the Free University of Berlin. Previous teaching assignments include the World Trade Institute of the University of Berne, law faculty of the University of Lucerne and "Europa-Institut" of the University of Saarland. He is proficient in English and French, aside from his native German.