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Genevra Forwood, partner at White & Case, advises and litigates on a broad range of areas of EU law, across a variety of industrial sectors, ranging from energy and manufacturing, to pharmaceutical and chemicals. One area of focus is the EU’s economic sanctions against third countries. Genevra co-leads the firm’s EU and UK sanctions teams, and has handled hundreds of queries on this topic, spanning advisory and transactional work through to investigations and contentious matters. Genevra also advises on other aspects of EU regulatory compliance, including in the areas of public procurement, environmental laws and consumer protection. She assists clients with their own compliance, and has drafted a number of complaints to the European Commission in respect of failures of Member States to comply with their obligations under EU law. Genevra has pleaded a number of high-profile cases before the EU courts, in particular in the area of antitrust and state aid rules. She frequently advises on the rules and procedures governing the grant of state aid, and has acted for both beneficiaries and complainants in proceedings before the European Commission and EU courts. She is currently involved in cutting-edge cases on the interface between EU law and international investment protection treaties.
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