Paolo Vergano

Vergano, Paolo

FratiniVergano - European Lawyers

EU/WTO Trade Law
Trade Negotiations
WTO Dispute Settlement
Market Access Issues

Paolo R. Vergano is a partner at FratiniVergano - European Lawyers ( and a member of the firm’s Trade Group. His practice focuses on international trade law (i.e., WTO law, dispute settlement and trade negotiations in the areas of agriculture, services and non-tariff barriers such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade). Mr. Vergano has extensive experience in advising Governments on WTO accession procedures and multilateral/regional/bilateral trade negotiations. He represents private clients affected by WTO and FTA negotiations on a wide variety of market access issues, both in relation to trade in goods and trade in services. Mr. Vergano started his professional career in Brussels in 1995, working on trade issues and early WTO dispute settlement procedures at the British law firm of Stanbrook and Hooper. Prior to co-founding FratiniVergano in 2007, he also worked at the European Parliament as a researcher with the External Economic Relations (REX) Committee, in the International Trade Group of White & Case LLP in Washington, DC and at O’Connor and Company in Brussels, where he became partner in 2005. Mr. Vergano is admitted in Belgium and is a member of the Brussels bar (A list) and of the IPBA, of which he is the Chair of the International Trade Committee. Mr. Vergano is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Torino, Italy (1995), received a Diplôme Supérieur de Droit Comparé at the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in Strasbourg, France (1996) and holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Trade Law from the University of Fordham School of Law in New York, United States (1997). He is a frequent lecturer and author on issues of WTO law.