Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country’s elite international trade practices, represents clients in domestic and international trade regulation matters, market access issues, and dispute resolution. We apply our legal expertise, government relations experience, and public relations insight in both U.S. and international fora. As one of the largest and most diverse practices in the country, we can tailor our client teams to best meet the specific needs of corporations and associations.
Named an "International Trade Group of the Year" for five consecutive years by Law360, our Team has significant experience with the many issues shaping industries’ global competitive environment. Chambers USA notes that our Practice “offers an impressive depth of expertise in trade remedies and policy matters, particularly when it comes to acting for local companies and organizations as petitioners” (2012). Clients indicate that our attorneys “have specialist knowledge of the specific issues affecting our industry and clearly understand our product area” (Chambers 2014). We have a strong record of winning large and complex antidumping and countervailing duty cases on behalf of major U.S. industries, and are among a limited number of practices that regularly serve as principal counsel for major unfair trade investigations. Chambers reports that clients say the Team is “firing on all cylinders, and doing a lot of impressive, high-quality work,” and that they “operated as a well-tuned engine, and brought us great results” (2012). The lawyers are “assertive and very responsive” (2013), and “have strong substance knowledge and are very good on case strategy” (2014). Other clients told The Legal 500 US that the Group’s attorneys are “first-rate” and “proactive, realistic and responsive in providing judicious, sober advice” (2013). Wiley Rein is also a leader in the growing field of countervailing duty (subsidies) cases involving China, having authored three authoritative studies on the topic: “The China Syndrome,” “Money for Metal,” and “Raw Deal.”
In addition to providing competitive access in a global marketplace, our attorneys help clients navigate the policies and regulations governing our international economy. Our industry-leading export controls attorneys routinely help U.S. businesses and foreign businesses with U.S. affiliates navigate the complex requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Additionally, Wiley Rein has one of the most experienced economic sanctions and anti-money-laundering practices in the nation and provides a full range of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)-related services to leading companies and individuals across multiple industry sectors. We also have substantial experience assisting parties to foreign acquisitions, mergers, or takeovers in managing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review or investigation process, particularly transactions involving sophisticated technology or highly classified information.
Rounding out Wiley Rein’s leading International Trade Practice is our experience in international arbitration and dispute regulation. In recent years, more than 2,400 bilateral investment treaties, which typically provide that a host state to an investment will consent to arbitrate investment disputes with private investors from the other party in the treaty, have been negotiated. We are actively involved in this new legal arena and have experience both as counsel and arbitrator.
Our attorneys represent a broad range of foreign and domestic organizations. A sampling of the industries and products we represent includes:
- Computer equipment
- Diamond sawblades
- Electric vehicles
- Energy companies
- Financial institutions
- Forged hand tools
- Fresh cut roses
- Newspaper printing presses
- Photographic products
- Steel products
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