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Countries Worked In

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Strategic Partners

MATTERS HANDLED IN

Panama City, Panama

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Bogota, Colombia

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Houston, Texas

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Sydney, Australia

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Grand Baie, Mauritius

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BRUSSELS OFFICE

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GENEVA OFFICE

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KAMPALA OFFICE

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SEATTLE OFFICE

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SILICON VALLEY OFFICE

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SINGAPORE OFFICE

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WARSAW OFFICE

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WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE

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ZURICH OFFICE

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FRENCH POLYNESIA

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Government Advice

We advised the government of FP on its trade policy in light of the international trade regime of OCTs, and on administrative reforms required to adjust to the current international trade context.

We advised the government of FP, under the auspices of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) in the negotiations of the revised Overseas Association Decision of the EU.

CANADA

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Membership in Canadian Legal Bodies

David Luff is a member of the Observatory of Economic Integration at the University of Montreal.

David Luff is also a member of the editorial board of the Quebec Review of International Law

Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers have represented Canadian companies in NAFTA and US-Canada Free Trade Agreement dispute resolution panel proceedings.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters and Canadian companies in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Canadian government.

 

UNITED STATES

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Inter-American Development Bank Identification Mechanisms

We worked with the Inter-American Development Bank on the identification of mechanisms to monitor the implementation of trade agreements

Communications Campaign

We conducted a communications campaign for our client with diplomatic representations in New York.

Withdrawal of Sanctions

We filed a request for the withdrawal of sanctions before the Focal Point of the United Nations Security Council in New York.

Outreach Efforts

Our professionals have managed outreach efforts to the U.S. government.

Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the U.S. government.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into the United States.

Applicability of Unfair Laws

Our lawyers have advised on the applicability of unfair competition laws.

Litigation

Our lawyers have handled numerous litigation matters before the U.S. courts.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters, importers and U.S companies in trade remedy investigations conducted by the U.S. government.

MEXICO

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Trade Remedy Investigations
Our lawyers have represented exporters and Mexican Companies in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Mexican government.

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON

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Government AdviceOur lawyers advised the government of SPM, under the auspices of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) in the negotiations of the revised Overseas Association Decision of the EU.

Legal AdviceOur lawyers advised a private operator in the fisheries industry on the application of rules of origin regarding exports from the EU’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the EU.

Advice and Training of Government OfficialsWe have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

JAMAICA

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Legal Advice
We advised Caribbean architects for the negotiations of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) of professional qualifications for Architects in the CARIFORUL region and between EU and CARIFORUM

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade

Facilitation of Negotiations

We worked with the national architects’ association to facilitate the negotiations of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) of professional qualifications for Architects of CARIFORUM States

VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH)

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ANGUILLA

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DOMINICA

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SAINT LUCIA

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade of St Lucia and for the Secretariat of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

BARBADOS

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade

Facilitate Preparations of Negotiations

We cooperated with Caribbean Export (export promotion organisation) to facilitate the preparation of negotiations for a mutual recognition agreement of professional qualifications for architects in the CARIFORUM.

Institutional Review of CARIFORUM

We liaised with the CARICOM organs in Barbados in the context of our work on the institutional review of CARIFORUM.

Office of Trade Negotiations CARICOM, Barbados

Our lawyers extensively worked with the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN) of CARICOM in Barbados in the context of international trade and environmental negotiations.
We advised the OTN on the reform of the WTO dispute settlement procedure

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

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Trade Related Technical Assistance Activitie

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade of TT.

COLOMBIA

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Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters and Colombian companies in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Colombian government.

GUYANA

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade of Guyana and for the CARICOM Secretariat.

Institutional Review of CARIFORUM

We worked on the institutional review of CARIFORUM with the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown.

SURINAME

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Legal Advice on Precious Minerals

We advised on investment projects in Suriname regarding precious minerals.

PERU

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University Courses

Course for advanced government officials on TBT and SPS issues

BRAZIL

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University Courses

Courses for government officials on dispute settlement, TBT, SPS, agricultural issues and subsidies

Trade Remedies

Our lawyers have represented exporters and Brazilian companies in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Brazilian government.

CHILE

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University Courses

Masters course on TBT and SPS issues

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Chilean government.

CAPE VERDE

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SENEGAL

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University Professorship

David Luff supervised and assessed a PhD thesis on WTO law at the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar.

Informal Trade Mapping

We mapped informal trade in Senegal.[./en]

Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade.

MAURITANIA

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade and advised on the EPA negotiations.

MOROCCO

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Legal Advice

We advised the private sector of the Cetat region on rules of origin in the agro-business sector.

Rules of Origin and Cumulation Provisions

We advised private operators of Morocco in the area of processed food on rules of origin and cumulation provisions of the Euro-Mediterranean FTAs.

ALGERIA

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IVORY COAST

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Government Advice

We advised the Ministry of Trade on the implementation of the Interim EPA with the EU.

Creation of University EPA Course

We coached the Government of Cote Ivoire in the creation of a specialised University EPA course.

Institutional Review

We carried out an Institutional Review of National EPA Committee.

Government Advice

We advised the African Union on the establishment of an African Business Council, to accompany the negotiations of a Continental Free Trade Area, to be launched in 2015.

We also advised the Government of Ivory Coast on the ratification process of the interim economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the EU (the EU Commission had imposed a deadline of October 2014).

We also advised the West African Union of Farmers on legal aspects of the regional EPA that was concluded in July 2014.

BURKINA FASO

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade and for the WAEMU Commission in Ouagadougou.

Legal Advice

We advised the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) on the preparation of negotiations and administrative structure required for negotiations within regional integration organisations in West and Central Africa.

Mapping and Commenting on Projects

We mapped informal trade in Burkina Faso.

We mapped and commented on the private sector organisations for the ITC in Geneva in a context of a project fostering of public-private dialogue and institutional building for a regional private sector organisation in Western Africa.

TOGO

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Recruitment Tests for Trade Policy Analysts

We organised and conducted for the Organisation International de la Francophonie the recruitment tests for trade policy analysts and trade policy advisors in West Africa and Central Africa.

BENIN

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NIGER

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NIGERIA

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Trade Related Technical Assistance Activities

We also organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja.

Mapping and Commenting on Regional Private Sector Organisations

We mapped and commented on the regional private sector organisations for the ITC in Geneva in a context of a project fostering of public-private dialogue and institutional building for a regional private sector organisation in Western Africa.

Legal Advice ECOWAS

We advised the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja on the causes, implications, and scenarios for solutions in relation to informal trade in the West African Region.

SãO TOMé AND PRíNCIPE

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade

CAMEROON

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Mapping and Commenting on Private Sector Organisations

We also mapped and commented on the private sector organisations of Cameroon in a context of a project fostering of public-private dialogue and institutional building for a regional private sector organisation in Central Africa.

Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade and for the African Organisation of Intellectual Property (OAPI).

GABON

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We also organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade of Gabon and for the Economic Community of Central African States(ECCAS).

ITC Geneva

We mapped and commented on the private sector organisations for the ITC in Geneva in a context of a project fostering of public-private dialogue and institutional building for a regional private sector organisation in Central Africa.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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Legal Advice

We advised the CEMAC members of Parliament on the EU-Central African EPA.

Trade Related Technical Assistance

We also organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

Legal Advice

We represent a diamond company of the Central African Republic in a sanctions-related dispute with the United Nations Security Council and with the EU Council. We advise the same company and the government on best practices in the extractive sector and on the reinstatement of CAR in the Kimberley process.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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Review of WTO Compliance Laws

Review of selected DRC laws for WTO compliance

Government Advice

We advised the government in the preparation of its services offer under the EPA.

UGANDA

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Government Advice

We advised the government on the implementation of the Agriculture and SPS Agreements and on the ongoing WTO negotiations.

KENYA

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Legal Aspects of International Strategies

Our lawyers advised the private sector of Kenya on the legal aspects of international strategies for bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations

RWANDA

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Government Advice

We advised the government in the preparation of its services offer under the EPA and on the the Doha Round Negotiations in trade in services.

BURUNDI

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Legal Advice

We advised the CEMAC members of Parliament on the EU-Central African EPA.

Trade Related Technical Assistance

We also organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

Legal Advice

We represent a diamond company of the Central African Republic in a sanctions-related dispute with the United Nations Security Council and with the EU Council. We advise the same company and the government on best practices in the extractive sector and on the reinstatement of CAR in the Kimberley process.

Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

TANZANIA

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WTO Issues Support

Support to the government on WTO issues

Judicial Courses

Course for the Judges and High Court Judges of the East African Community on treaty interpretation, economic integration agreements and comparative judicial systems

Trade Related Assistance Activities

We also organised trade-related technical assistance activities for Zanzibar.

Legal Advice

We advised the Architects’ Association of Tanzania on architects’ opportunities for integration in the East African Community (EAC) and on a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the EU.

ETHIOPIA

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African Union Advice

We also advised the African Union in Addis Ababa on Setting up an African Business Council, to carry out business dialogue regarding the Continental Free Trade Area.

International Arbitration

We are co-counsel, representing the government in two arbitration cases before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague under the arbitration rules of the European Development Fund.

Dispute Resolution

We are co-counsel to the Governments of Ethiopia and Djibouti in a dispute concerning the Djibouti – Ethiopia railway and to the Government of Ethiopia in a dispute regarding a foreign investment in the sectors of constructions and drinking water. Both disputes are subject to international arbitration.

DJIBOUTI

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Government Advice

We advised the government in the preparation of its services offer under the EPA.

Dispute Resolution

We are co-counsel to the Governments of Ethiopia and Djibouti in a dispute concerning the Djibouti – Ethiopia railway and to the Government of Ethiopia in a dispute regarding a foreign investment in the sectors of constructions and drinking water. Both disputes are subject to international arbitration.

COMOROS

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Government Advice

We advised the government in the preparation of its services offer under the EPA.

We advise the Government in its WTO Accession process.

Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

Government Advice

We advise the Government of Comoros in its WTO accession process. We successfully contributed to the preparation of Comoros’ first tariff and services offers to the WTO.

MALAWI

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Legislation Review

We reviewed the legislation of Malawi related to Telecommunications Services, Financial services (Banking and Insurance), Transport services, Construction and related engineering services, and Tourism Services in light of the country’s WTO commitments and EPA negotiations.

Trade Law

We reviewed for the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) a COMSEC trade law assistance project in Malawi.

ZAMBIA

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COMESA Negotiating Skills Support

Support to Members on negotiating skills

Regional Integration and EPA Negotiations

We worked with the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka on a regional programme for the preparation of services offers in the context of regional integration and the EPA negotiations.

MOZAMBIQUE

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Participants in Regional EPA Negotiator Workshop

Our lawyers participated in a regional workshop of EPA negotiators and advised them on legal aspects of the signature and ratifiction of the EU-SADC EPA.

SWAZILAND

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SADC Trade Protocol

David Luff participated in a regional workshop and made a presentation commenting on the SADC Trade Protocol.

BOTSWANA

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EU-SADC Negotiations

We worked on the services component of EU-SADC negotiations under the auspices of the SADC Secretariat.

SOUTH AFRICA

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Legal Advice

We also advised the private sector on the impact of the EU-SACU EPA in South Africa.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the South African government.

SEYCHELLES

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MAURITIUS

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Government Advice

We advised the government of Mauritius in the preparation of its services offered under the EPA.

SRI LANKA

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Government Advice

We advised the government of Mauritius in the preparation of its services offered under the EPA.

INDIA

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University Course

Course on TBT, SPS and Agriculture

Guest Professorship

David Luff gave a three-days seminar on “European Business Law and Market Access Management Development Institute”, New Delhi, India.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into India.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in numerous trade remedy investigations conducted by the Indian government.

Anti-Dumping

Our lawyers have represented numerous Indian exporters in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations.

PAKISTAN

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Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

AFGHANISTAN

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Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

UZBEKISTAN

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Advice and Training of Government Officials

We worked with the ITC to deliver technical assistance to the Ministry of trade and the private regarding WTO law, multilateral trade policy and the means to take advantage of the multilateral trade system.

KAZAKHSTAN

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Government Advice

Advising to government on reform of investment-related laws

Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

RUSSIA

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Guest Professorship

David Luff was Guest Professor at the European Studies Institute, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University between 2008 and 2011). In that capacity, he spoke and participated in several workshops and conferences pertaining to the EU-Rusian Federation relations.

Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

Anti-dumping Investigations

Our lawyers have represented Chinese and Taiwanese exporters in anti-dumping investigations conducted by the Russian government.

Antidumping

We filed two antidumping complaints and a request for an expiry review targeting aluminum products, leading to the initiation of antidumping investigations by the European Commission and the imposition of duties against imports of the products concerned originating in China and Russia.

CHINA

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High Court Judge Training

Training Chinese High Court Judges on international trade obligations

Guest Professorship

David Luff provided training courses in the area of trade remedies at the South-East China University, Shanghai, Wuhan and Chongqing

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into China.

Custom Investigations

Our professionals have handled major investigations conducted by Chinese customs.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in numerous trade remedy investigations conducted by the Chinese government.

SOUTH KOREA

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JAPAN

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Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Japanese government.

TAIWAN

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Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Taiwan government.

Anti Dumping and Anti Subsidy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented numerous Taiwanese exporters in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations conducted by the US, EU, Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Turkey on steel, plastics, semiconductors, electronics and textiles.

HONG KONG

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Legal Advice

We advised private sector organisations on the services trade package in the EU-CARIFORUM EPA.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented Hong Kong exporters in trade remedy investigations.

BHUTAN

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Government Advice

We advised the government of Bhutan on certain aspects of the country’s accession to the WTO.

BANGLADESH

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Government Official Training

Training government officials on WTO

IFC

We worked with the IFC in Dhaka on a regional trade assistance project.

MYANMAR

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Trade Assistance Project

We assisted the EU Delegation to formulate a trade assistance project in Myanmar.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into Myanmar.

Economic Sanction Advice

Our lawyers have advised on the application of economic sanctions on Myanmar.

Economic Reforms Consultation

Our lawyers have consulted on the economic reforms by the Government of Myanmar.

LAOS

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Government Training Sessions

Our lawyers have conducted training sessions for the Government of Laos on ASEAN.

VIETNAM

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Legal Advice

Work with Japanese companies seeking market access in Vietnam

Trade Remedies

Our lawyers also represented several Vietnamese companies in trade remedy proceedings.

Legal Advice

We regularly advised the government in Vietnam’ accession to the WTO. We also provided advice to the government in the context of the implementation of the WTO agreements and in the negotiation and implementation of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement.

Foreign Investment

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into Vietnam.

Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Vietnamese government.

Outreach Projects

We have participated in outreach projects to the Vietnamese government.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Vietnamese government.

Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented numerous Vietnamese exporters in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations on fish fillets, shrimp, plastic bags and footwear.

Government Advice

We advised the Government of Vietnam on the services and investment provisions of the EU-Vietnam FTA. We advised the same government on the compliance of its domestic legislation in the areas of trade remedies, competition, services regulation and investment with the provisions of the EU-Vietnam FTA. We advised the Government of Vietnam on the EU regulatory framework regarding sustainable goods and services in preparation of WTO negotiations on this issue. We are also retained to advise the same government in the context of the negotiations themselves.

THAILAND

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Trade Remedies

We advised a Thai company in a EU trade remedy proceeding.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into Thailand.

Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Thai government.

Outreach Projects

Our professionals have participated in outreach projects to the Thai government.

Customs Investigations

Our professionals have handled major investigations conducted by Thai customs.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in numerous trade remedy investigations conducted by the Thai government.

Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented numerous Thai exporters in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations conducted by the US, EU, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and India.

Trade Remedy Laws

Our lawyers assisted the Government of Thailand in the drafting of its trade remedy laws.

Feasibility Studies and Government Advice

ur lawyers have prepared feasibility studies and advice for the Government of Thailand on several free trade agreements.

CAMBODIA

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Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Cambodian government.

WTO Agreement Advice

We have advised clients on market access issues in Cambodia under the WTO agreements.

PHILIPPINES

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Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into the Philippines.

Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers have advised the Government of the Philippines in WTO and ASEAN dispute resolution issues.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Philippine government.

Government Advice

Our lawyers have represented the Government of the Philippines in an EU anti-subsidy investigation on stainless steel fasteners.

SINGAPORE

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Government Advice

We advised the government of Seychelles in the preparation of its services offer under the EPA.

Trade Remedies

We represent a Singaporean company in several trade remedy proceedings (antidumping and anti-subsidy) in the EU.

Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Singaporean government.

Outreach Projects

We have participated in outreach projects to the Singaporean government.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into Singapore.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented numerous Singaporean exporters in trade remedy investigations.

Unfair Competition Advic

We have advised on the application of unfair competition laws to activities in Singapore.

Anti-subsidy Investigation

Our lawyers represented the Government of Singapore in an EU anti-subsidy investigation on stainless steel fasteners.

Trade Remedy Laws

Our lawyers assisted the Government of Singapore in the drafting of its trade remedy laws.

MALAYSIA

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Government Advice

Support to the government on TBT, SPS and dispute settlement related issues

Government Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Malaysian government.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into Malaysia.

Competition Laws

Our lawyers have advised on the application of unfair competition laws to activities in Malaysia.

Trade Remedy Laws

Our lawyers assisted the Government of Malaysia in the drafting of its trade remedy laws.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Malaysian government.

Anti Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Investigations

Our lawyers have successfully represented Malaysian exporters in U.S. and EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations on plastic bags, DVDs, rubber threads, pipe fittings, pipes, and fasteners.

Countervailing Duty

We successfully defended the Government of Malaysia in two U.S. countervailing duty (anti-subsidy) investigations on shrimps and nails.

INDONESIA

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ASEAN Member Support

Support to members on FTA issues, and SPS and TBT matters

Government Advice & Graduate Courses

Graduate level courses on the WTO Agreement

Support to the government on TBT issues, in particular concerning palm-oil related issues

Trade Remedies

We represent an Indonesian company in several trade remedy proceedings (antidumping and anti-subsidy) in the EU and in litigations cases before the EU Courts.

Foreign Investment Advice

Our lawyers have advised on foreign investment into Indonesia.

Outreach Projects

We have participated in outreach projects to the Indonesian government.

Training Workshops

Our lawyers have conducted training workshops for the Indonesian government.

WTO Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers have advised the Government of Indonesia in WTO dispute resolution issues.

Trade Remedy Investigation

Our lawyers have represented exporters in numerous trade remedy investigations conducted by the Indonesian government.

Anti-dumping and Anti-subsidy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented numerous Indonesian exporters in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations on steel, plastic bags, petrochemicals and palm oil products.

EAST TIMOR

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Government Advice

We advise the Government of Timor-Leste on its ASEAN accession.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade of PNG

Negotiation of Rules of Origin

We advised a professional organisation on the negotiation of rules of origin in the context of the EU-PNG Interim EPA

AUSTRALIA

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Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in numerous trade remedy investigations conducted by the Australian government.

NEW CALEDONIA

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Government Advice

We advised the government of NC on its trade policy in light of the international trade regime of OCTs, and on administrative reforms required to adjust to the current international trade context.

We advised the government of NC, under the auspices of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) in the negotiations of the revised Overseas Association Decision of the EU.

VANUATU

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Dispute Resolution

We worked with producers of Kava on a possible dispute with the EU regarding Kava

Government Advice

We advised the government of Vanuatu in its first approach to the government of New Caledonia for the conclusion of a free trade agreement among the two countries.

FIJI

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Dispute Resolution

We worked with the Pacific Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) on a possible dispute with the EU regarding Kava.

Trade Related Technical Assistance

We organised trade-related technical assistance activities for the Ministry of Trade of Fiji and for the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat in Suva

TONGA

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Commonwealth Secretariat Trade Law Assistance Project

We reviewed for the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) a COMSEC trade law assistance project in Tonga.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA

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Government Advice

We advised the government of W & F on its trade policy in light of the international trade regime of OCTs, and on administrative reforms required to adjust to the current international trade context.

We advised the government of W & F, under the auspices of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) in the negotiations of the revised Overseas Association Decision of the EU.

SAMOA

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Dispute Resolution

We worked with Samoan producers of kava on a possible dispute with the EU regarding Kava

OMAN

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Government Advice

Advising to government on reform of investment-related laws

Trade Remedy Laws

Our lawyers assisted the Government of Oman in the drafting of its trade remedy laws.

QATAR

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Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

SAUDI ARABIA

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Government Advice

Advising to government on reform of investment-related laws

IRAQ

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Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

PALESTINE

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University Course

Advanced course for government officials on TBT and SPS issues.

ARMENIA

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SYRIA

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Government Advice

We advised the government on inter-ministerial mechanisms required to adjust and implement international trade agreements.

We provided preliminary advice regarding the country’s accession to the WTO.

TURKEY

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Antidumping

We represented Turkish producers in several EU antidumping proceedings.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented exporters in trade remedy investigations conducted by the Turkish government.

UKRAINE

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Legal Advice

We regularly advised the government in Ukraine’s accession to the WTO (in particular in relation to services and agriculture).

We advise the EU Delegation in Kiev on the evolution of the technical regulation in Ukraine and external assessment of the conditions and benchmarks for the EU-funded sector policy support programme on technical barriers to trade.

Advice and Training of Government Officials

We have advised and trained government officials on energy, international trade (EU and WTO regimes) and general business transactions.

GREECE

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University Teaching

Roberto Rios taught at the University of Thessaloniki.

Antidumping

We represent a Greek company in a EU antidumping proceding.

ALBANIA

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Government Advice

We advised the government on several trade policy issues related to the CEFTA, the EU and the WTO.

MONTENEGRO

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Trade Policy Advice

We advised the government of Montenegro on several trade policy issues related to the CEFTA, the EU and the WTO.

REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

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Government Advice

We advised the government on several trade policy issues related to the CEFTA, the EU and the WTO. We trained government official on EU competition law.

BULGARIA

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Antidumping Proceedings

We represent a Bulgarian company in a EU antidumping proceedings

SERBIA

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Legal Corporate Advice

We advised a producer in the agrofood industry on the EU’s regulatory framework on santitary and phtosanotary measures and on the means to alleviate a specific barrier to trade in the EU.

POLAND

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University Teaching

David Luff teaches at the Natoling Campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw)

Legal Advice

We advised a foreign corporation on its negotiations of an off-set agreement related to contract for the supply of military hardware.

We advised several Polish and foreign (Spanish and British) developers in several successful real estate transactions in Warsaw and Krakow.

We advised a group of foreign private investors in establishing a bookmaking company in Poland specialising in betting on results of horse races and related matters.

We advised a European investor with respect to his investment in windmills farms.

We advised a company manufacturing energy drinks in all legal matters including in particular trademark registration and trademark disputes.

We advised a Canadian corporation which is a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access IP networks on the EU regime on import/export of double – use goods and related matters.

We advised a European airline with respect to aircraft leasing, aircraft registration and de- registration and related matters.

We have advised several companies on corporate matters related to transactions including M&A and management buyout transactions.

We have advised a foreign investor with respect to his investment in the automotive industry and related matters.

We have advised charter airline in all legal matters related to its business activities including in particular aircraft lease.

We have advised a Spanish investor on the sale of his various real estates in Warsaw.

We have advised an aircraft maintenance company on various matters including in particular labour law issues.

We have advised private investors their planned investments in the airline industry in Poland and abroad.

We have advised several natural persons on litigations resulting from business activities in Poland.

We have advised private investors on their planned investments in the oil industry in Poland, shale gas exploration and related matters.

We have advised the government of Ukraine with respect to potential legal solutions to be applied for shale oil and gas exploitation and Poland’s experiences in these matters.

We have advised large international construction management company on all legal matters including in particular contract’s negotiations and several arbitration proceedings.

We have advised a large German logistics company on the EU sanctions regime against Russia.

SLOVENIA

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Corporate Legal Advice

We advised private companies in Slovenia on EU’s Technical Regulations.

Antidumping

We represent a Slovenian company in an EU antidumping proceedings.

ITALY

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University Teaching

David Luff taught at the University Bocconi in Milan, at the University of Siena, at the University Castellanza and at the University of Sassari.

Arthur Appleton teaches at the John Hopkins University in Bologna.

Trade Remedies

We represent several Italian companies, complainants in trade remedy proceedings.

SPAIN

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University Teaching

Arthur Appleton, David Luff and Roberto Rios teach at the University of Barcelona in the International Economic Law porgramme (IELPO).

Duty Drawback Mechanism

Our lawyers organised a duty drawback mechanism for a multinational company in Barcelona.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented Spanish companies in trade remedy investigations.

FRANCE

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University Teaching

David Luff is a professor at the University of Lille.

EU Financing Agreements

Our lawyers work extensively with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie on a wide range of projects and in the framing of financing agreements with the EU.

Trade Remedies and Dispute Resolution

We represent several French companies, complainants in trade remedy proceedings.

We are involved in one investment dispute involving a French company.

SWITZERLAND

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Geneva Dialogue on Trade in Sustainable Energy Services and Goods

David Luff was a member of Geneva Dialogue on Trade in Sustainable Energy Services and Goods, Chatham House and ICTSD, 2013-2015

World Trade Organisation

Our lawyers represented parties in WTO disputes in Geneva.

Our lawyers worked with the WTO, the ITC and UNCTAD on several of their technical assistance projects.

GERMANY

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Antidumping

We are involved in an antidumping duty refund procedure before German customs authorities.

Trade Remedy Investigations

Our lawyers have represented German exporters in trade remedy investigations.

LUXEMBOURG

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Litigation

Our lawyers are actively involved in a litigation practice before the General Court of the European Union and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Antidumping

We represent a company of Luxembourg in an EU antidumping proceeding.

BELGIUM

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ACP Countries Advice

Advice to the ACP countries on the on-going WTO negotiations

Teaching at Universities

David Luff is professor at the University of Liège.

Litigation

We have extensively litigated before Belgian Courts.

Trade Remedies

Our lawyers have obtained a Binding Tariff Information in Belgium for a US multnational company. We also extensively work with the European Institutions in trade remedy proceedings, EU regulatory activity and development projects managed by the EU.

NETHERLANDS

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University Teaching

Arthur Appleton taught at the University of Amsterdam.

International Arbitration

We represent the government of an African country in an arbitration proceeding before the Permanent Court of arbitration in The Hague.

Antidumping

We represent Dutch companies in antidumping proceedings.

We are involved in two antidumping duty refund procedures before Dutch customs authorities.

UNITED KINGDOM

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Trade Law Assistance

We reviewed the trade law assistance project of the Commonwealth Secretariat and we worked with the Commonwealth Secretariat in the implementation of the Hubs & Spokes technical assistance programme.

Duty Drawback Provisions

We represented another UK company on the application of the duty drawback provisions in the EU Customs Code

Antidumping

We represented a UK company in an antidumping refund procedure.

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