Jan Yves Remy advises governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a focus on dispute settlement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Based in Geneva, Jan Yves works closely with other members of firm’s International Trade and International Arbitration groups on a range of international trade and dispute resolution matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Jan Yves worked for six years as a legal officer with the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO in Geneva, where she assisted Members of the Appellate Body in their disposition of appeals of trade matters conducted under the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism. Jan Yves provided legal counsel to the Appellate Body Members in a number of complicated and high profile WTO disputes involving a wide range of substantive areas of WTO law. She worked closely with one of the current Appellate Body Members on an arbitration under Article 21.3(c) of the DSU, concerning the reasonable period of time to be accorded a Member to bring its WTO-inconsistent measures into conformity with WTO law. During her tenure at the WTO, Jan Yves also delivered seminars on WTO law and procedure to government trade officials.
Before joining the WTO, Jan Yves also served for two years as a services trade analyst at the Caribbean Negotiating Machinery, where she assisted in coordinating the negotiating positions of Caribbean governments and advised and represented them in multilateral, bilateral and regional negotiations. She has continued her interest and involvement in the Caribbean legal and trade spheres, and has completed a doctoral thesis on Caribbean regional integration through the examination of the role of the Caribbean Court of Justice in advancing Caribbean integration, to be published shortly.
Jan Yves is a frequent speaker on WTO law and Caribbean law matters at universities, conferences and seminars. She has been called to the Bar in St. Lucia and St. Vincent.
Jan Yves is fluent in English and French.