This practice consists of:
- Advising clients on EU trade regulations and policy, and representing them before the Community institutions in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguard investigations, EU trade barriers cases and counterfeit issues. In addition, the firm’s lawyers advise governments and corporations on trade matters arising in other parts of the world. This includes intellectual property rights’ issues such as trademark counterfeiting and copyright infringement and compulsory patent licensing.
- Advising clients on legal and practical options with respect to EU import restrictions and EU regulations that may affect exports or imports (e.g. export controls, standards and health requirements).
- Representing governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and advising clients on all aspects of WTO law and practice. In fact the firm probably has the widest experience with GATT/WTO litigation of any EU law firm.
- Advising clients on EU customs law, including classification, valuation, rules of origin and REM/REC, both at the EU and at Member State level.