Sidley's International Trade team includes approximately 60 professionals with experience in all aspects of the global marketplace. We work with our clients to ensure that they understand, apply and make the most of the national and trans-national rules that shape global flows of capital, investment, goods, technology and services. We help solve market access problems and resolve the disputes that affect international business. And we use international law to make a difference in the world.
Our distinctive practice wins global recognition. Sidley continues to top Chambers' International Trade rankings. Sidley is the 2012 “Global Trade & Customs Law Firm of the Year” according to Who’s Who Legal, and has had that honor every year since the award’s inception in 2005. Members of our team have unmatched knowledge and experience, often drawing from prior service in governments around the world. For more on what others say about us, click here.
Lawyers in our Brussels, Geneva and Washington, DC offices routinely work with regulatory and transactional lawyers based in Sidley’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and in our other U.S. and European offices. This allows us to assemble a global, highly integrated legal team to advise and advocate for corporations, trade associations, governments and other clients with a stake in the global rules of trade and investment.
Our International Trade team assists clients in the full range of trade and dispute resolution matters including:
- Antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard and other trade remedy proceedings before authorities in the United States, the European Union and other national jurisdictions.
- Customs classification, valuation and rules of origin matters, including rules on preferential trade regimes and free trade areas such as NAFTA.
- Export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions compliance.
- Trade and investment policy issues before key government officials, including DG Trade (EU), MOFCOM (China), METI (Japan) and USTR (U.S.)
- International trade and investment negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and bilateral investment treaties (BITs).
- Disputes arising under the WTO agreements and other trade treaties.
- Structuring transactions to take advantage of investment treaties and trade rules.
- Protection of intellectual property.
- Food safety, product regulation and industrial standards issues.
In addition, our International Trade group works closely with our International Arbitration practice. Click here for more information about Sidley’s International (Commercial and Investment Treaty) Arbitration practice.