Our dedicated trade, investment and market access team includes lawyers in the United States, Europe and Asia.
The group is widely recognized as one of the top practices in the world, with a particular focus on policy advice; World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international treaty-based trade and investment disputes; advice on and representation in bilateral and multilateral negotiations; sanctions and export control; and domestic anti-dumping and other trade remedy proceedings in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.
Key partners include Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, a former Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body and former Director-General of the European Commission's Legal Service and DG Competition; Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, former United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the firm's Senior International Partner; Robert Novick, former USTR General Counsel and current Co-Managing Partner of the firm; Naboth van den Broek, an experienced trade, investment and market access lawyer with a dual US-EU background who is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for International Economic Law and Adjunct Professor of International Trade & Investment Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC; Lester Ross, head of the firm's Beijing office and a seasoned China-based regulatory lawyer; Barry Hurewitz, who focuses on export control and related compliance issues; and Ron Meltzer, one of the foremost sanctions and compliance lawyers in the world. The team also includes US and European government officials, ambassadors and cabinet members, as well as lawyers with backgrounds in international finance, intellectual property, energy, technology, advanced manufacturing and a range of other sectors. The group provides seamless service and works on disputes and negotiations involving a broad range of counter-parties and markets, and in a range of languages.