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Our attorneys are experts in international trade and customs law.  With a global network, we are well placed to advise clients on the full range of international trade and customs issues they may face in business operations. Our attorneys advise on trade regulatory issues and remedies and have represented major companies and associations on all aspects of international trade and investments, including CFIUS investment reviews, China 301 tariffs, section 201 safeguards, trade agreement negotiations, customs, and regulatory compliance. We represent clients in relation to trade defense issues including anti-dumping, countervailing duties, safeguard measures and foreign government investigations. We assist companies in designing export and investment strategies which are compliant with international trade law, including the design and structuring of export plans and use of foreign trade mechanisms to facilitate imports and exports. We advise U.S. and foreign clients on the applicability of U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control sanctions involving Iran, Russia and Cuba. Our attorneys also advise clients on anti-corruption compliance under legislation including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK anti-bribery law.

Selected Experience

  • Representation of clients in administrative proceedings before the Colombian Customs Authority (DIAN) in relation to customs valuation issues, controversies of origin, tariff classification, payment of royalties and apprehensions and seizures.
  • Obtained removal of a foreign national from the OFAC Specially Designated National List when OFAC failed to remove him 14 months after the legal basis for being on the list expired. Gotovina v. U.S. Dep’t of Treasury, Case 1:14-cv-00016-ESH (D.D.C. 2014).
  • Advising the Republic of Korea on its negotiations with the US for the new US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
  • Establishing international anti-corruption programs complying with the standards of various anti-corruption laws such as the United State Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, 2010.
  • Serving as a global apparel retailer’s e-commerce and regulatory compliance counsel for the U.S. territory, advising them on import and export shipment laws.
  • Representation of a producer of a high-end mezcal with respect to production agreements and importation into the U.S. of product produced in Mexico.
  • Representation of Compañía Agrícola El Tirol, S.A., a Guatemalan entity, in connection with the sale of coffee for export to the United States to Importadora Exportadora Alamo, S.A.
  • Representation of a major U.S. nuclear power plant operator in procurement of nuclear fuel supply from China.
  • Representation of a Blackwater senior executive targeted in federal probe involving potential FCPA and export control violations.
  • Representation of an organic agricultural company in the establishment of a joint venture for the production and export of organic fruit from Sonora, Mexico, to the United States.
  • Representation of an advertising company on its internal reorganization and related export compliance and CFIUS analysis.
  • Advising prominent organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Cartagena Agreement Board, The Colombian Ministry of Agriculture and the National University of Colombia on trade issues.
  • Representation of a China-based cloud API application server and data integration platform in connection with export control counseling.
  • Representation of a South African steel processor in relation to the imposition of US ‘Section 232’ carbon steel tariffs on imports to the United States.
  • Representation of a Chinese bank in a money laundering and economic sanctions investigation by the United States Department of Justice.
  • Led the team that developed and carried out a strategy for successful suspension by United States Congress of an import tariff on behalf of a major utility company holding company operating the largest nuclear power plant in the United States.
  • Representation of a Russian oil major in relation to a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration in London, worth in excess of €30 million, concerning EU anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of biodiesel by a leading Eastern European trader of biodiesel and renewable energy.

 

 

 


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