With a highly developed international practice in 16 major commercial centers throughout the world, our lawyers help clients effectively address a broad range of trade and customs matters. Our dual capacity in Brussels and in Washington, D.C. gives us ready access to the key regulatory bodies in the EU and the U.S. and allows us to provide coordinated transatlantic counsel on multinational transactions and other matters involving both jurisdictions.
In Brussels, our lawyers advise and represent clients in proceedings before the European Commission and other institutions in anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings, customs classification, duty remission and rules of origin cases, as well as in matters relating to quotas, other import restrictions and export licensing. When circumstance warrants, we litigate these issues before the European Court of Justice and the European General Court. Our extensive trade practice also includes the interpretation and application of preferential trade agreements between the EU and its major trading partners, as well as the interpretation and compliance with EU, U.S. and UN trade sanctions.
Our lawyers in Washington frequently advise clients on U.S. sanctions and export control laws, including the requirements administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Export Administration Regulations and anti-boycott limitations administered by the Department of Commerce, and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations administered by the State Department. We regularly advise foreign clients on foreign investment controls that may apply to their prospective U.S. acquisitions and on the process for national security review under the Exon-Florio amendments. We also have advised both private and public clients on the negotiation and interpretation of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements with the United States and have represented parties in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the International Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. courts.