Area of focus

Sovereigns: International Trade

Recognized for being a leader across the full range of international trade and investment matters facing Sovereigns today, we have been providing international trade and investment advice for over 45 years.

We offer effective, informed advice on global trade policy, legislation, compliance and enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution, and administrative proceedings.

We are one of the few legal practices that can handle large, varied, and complex trade matters in every major world market. Our clients rely on us to handle issues such as export and import controls, economic sanctions, anti-bribery rules, foreign direct investment, trade agreement negotiations, and anti-dumping and subsidy cases.

Our lawyers and advisors have helped bring leadership to international trade initiatives for several decades. These include negotiations and disputes under the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Brexit, and numerous other bilateral, multilateral, and regional agreements.

Representative experience

The Government of Ontario in its trade relationship with the U.S., as well as the world's largest countervailing duty dispute, including U.S., USMCA, and WTO proceedings and appeals.

The UK Government on its free trade agreement negotiations with various countries.

The United States, China, the EU and multiple additional countries in various WTO dispute settlement proceedings, including while serving in government positions.

The United States and multiple other parties in bilateral and multilateral free trade agreement negotiations, including USMCA, T-TIP, TPP, and KORUS, China Phase One and trade preference programs, including while serving in government positions.

A Latin American Government in connection with matters relating to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The rice industry of Colombia in the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

The Government of Canada on various U.S. trade issues.

The Ministry of Agriculture of Panama during the U.S.-Panama FTA negotiations.

A South Asian government on its trade negotiations with the EU and textile trade matters.

A Latin American Government in its successful negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with the EU.

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