Ton Zuijdwijk is Counsel to Regent Law in the area of international trade law. He is a former General Counsel in the Trade Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada, where he practised international trade law for many years. As such Ton provided legal advice on World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, NAFTA and other free trade agreements, participated in international trade negotiations, and litigated cases on behalf of Canada before WTO panels and the WTO Appellate Body.
Ton has taught European Union Law as a part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) on an annual basis since 1990. He is also a Senior Fellow with the International Law Research Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Ontario.
Before practising law in the Government of Canada, Ton taught law at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and at McGill University. He also served in the Legal Office of the United Nations (International Trade Law Branch) in New York and the Transfer of Technology Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
Ton holds an LL.M. from Leiden University (Netherlands), an LL.M. and a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University (New York) and an LL.B. and S.J.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Ontario Bar. He has published extensively on issues of international trade law and international law generally.
Ton’s diverse background and experience make him uniquely qualified to provide the advice that will give clients the strategic insight and advantage they require on international trade law issues.