Dr. Christian Pitschas, LL.M. 


Quai du Mont-Blanc 27
CH-1201 Genève


Phone: +41-22-731 95 26

Mobile: +41-79-126 33 61
E-mail: christian@pitschas.ch  


Trainings, Seminars & Workshops

Christian has extensive experience in conducting trainings, seminars and workshops for both private sector representatives and government officials on issues relating to international trade law and policy. Previous examples include:

  • Preparatory Meeting for the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC 10), ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, 6 - 7 October 2015
  • GPA training session for WTO Members not yet GPA Parties, organised jointly by the WTO and EBRD, Geneva, 23 - 25 June 2014
  • training programme for representatives of the private and public sectors on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), Ramallah, 18 - 20 June 2012
  • workshop for private industry representatives on the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Berlin, 9 May 2012
  • workshop for government officials from Kyrgyzstan on WTO rules on PTAs (FTAs & Customs Unions) and their implications in case of accession to a customs union, Bishkek, 21 - 22 November 2011
  • training program for Ethiopian lecturers in law on WTO rules on trade remedies (16 - 20 November 2009) and WTO Dispute Settlement System (16 - 19 March 2010), Addis Ababa
  • seminar for government officials from SADC members regarding government procurement and DDA negotiations on agriculture and trade facilitation, Pretoria, 18 - 22 May 2009
  • training programme for the AG's Chambers of Malaysia on FTA policies relating to government procurement, competition and dispute settlement, Kuala Lumpur, 29 - 30 May 2008;
  • training program for Vietnamese government officials on GATS,  agriculture, incl. DDA AG negotiations, government procurement and EC foreign trade policy, Berne, 2007
  • seminar for government officials from Bénin on GATS, DDA negotiations on trade in services and GATS rules regarding financial services, maritime transport and tourism, Cotonou, 27 November - 1 December 2006.