The rules governing international trade are complex, with corporations often required to navigate through an intricate network of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements, as well as widely differing national laws and regulations.
We have 20 years' experience in WTO matters but also in tune with current developments, such as the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) covering the Asia-Pacific region and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the EU and the US, which means we are well-placed to advise clients and help them achieve their objectives.
We advise across the full spectrum of WTO and trade regulation work, including acting on disputes under the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and advising on market access strategies, sanctions, export controls and trade remedy matters (please consult our guide to EU anti-dumping here).
Our team has particular expertise in the use of trade law to challenge unfair regulatory barriers whether in the form of discriminatory or distortive taxation, disproportionate regulation, unbalanced licensing requirements or straightforward protectionism. We have litigated a significant number of such disputes in the WTO and the EU courts and have acted for and advised government, industry associations and leading corporations.