Extensive track record across the entire spectrum of sophisticated international trade issues and investment matters involving US law, World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules, investment treaties and other international agreements
Wide-ranging experience counseling businesses and governments on international trade negotiations, including bilateral and multilateral agreements
Creativity in finding novel, cutting-edge solutions to a variety of complex, cross-border issues
For leading multi-national companies, navigating international trade law is indispensable to their business’ success. Corporations, trade associations, and governments-consistently call on Weil for its extensive knowledge of the full spectrum of international trade and investment matters. Our rich experience in international trade negotiations, an adviser to business, associations and governments, and as a negotiator and in-house legal counsel for governments, makes the firm unique among international trade firms.
The firm’s International Trade practice comprises many attorneys who previously worked for agencies such as the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), the US Department of Commerce, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), and as staff for the US Congress. We have successfully litigated before the US Department of Commerce, US International Trade Commission, US courts, and NAFTA and WTO panels, and helped to find novel, cutting-edge solutions to complex, cross-border issues. We also have significant experience in helping clients negotiate innovative agreements to settle trade cases quickly and cost-effectively, advising on proposed and actual changes in trade laws and regulations, developing internal regulatory compliance programs, and counseling on how current US legislative issues affect international trade and investment.
Our depth of experience in international trade covers the range of complicated issues, including antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguards, and other trade remedy proceedings; WTO and NAFTA dispute avoidance and resolution; investment arbitrations under NAFTA and bilateral investment treaties; international trade negotiations; public policy counseling; customs compliance; economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-boycott issues; international intellectual property protection; national security reviews of foreign investment; and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance.