On June 24, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an internal briefing by Todd J. Friedbacher and Nicolas J.S. Lockhart, Partners of Sidley Austin LLP on their DS reform proposals. Gabrielle Marceau, Senior Counsellor in the Research Division (ERSD) of the WTO Secretariat moderated this session.


Todd J. Friedbacher and Nicolas J.S. Lockhart shared their insights on the DS reform, and then answered the questions from the participants. Over 10 FMG members attended this session.


Annex 1: List of confirmed participants


  1. FMG

Bernard Hoekman (FMG)

Alejandro Jara (FMG)

Xiankun Lu (FMG)

Hamid Mamdouh (FMG)

Cecilia Malmstrom (FMG)

Maxim Medvedkov (FMG)

Mia Mikic (FMG)

Sherry Stephenson (FMG)

Thu-Lang Tran Wasescha (FMG)

Hector Torres (FMG)

John M Weekes (FMG)