With lawyers practicing in Washington, DC, Brussels, Seoul and other global trade capitals, and our strategic affiliation with MWE China Law Offices, McDermott's International Trade team helps clients navigate the increasingly complex trade landscape. An integral part of the Firm for more than 30 years, we have extensive experience in every dimension of international trade and cross-border strategies, including all aspects of trade policy, trade negotiations, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, and the more than 400 bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) that are currently in force or in negotiations worldwide.
We provide comprehensive counsel, advising clients on trade controls, export controls, trade sanctions, anti-boycott rules, customs regulations and requirements, and import relief actions, including antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard matters, in the United States, the European Union and Member States, China, and many other countries. We also advise clients on International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other requirements.
To help clients avoid potential missteps at home and abroad, we provide effective guidance on anti-corruption, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and related laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Anti-Bribery Act. When investigations, disputes or allegations of wrongdoing arise, we respond rapidly, helping clients avoid or minimize potential fines, sanctions and negative publicity associated with alleged non-compliance.
Our trade team includes lawyers with previous experience in senior leadership roles at the US Department of Commerce and the Office of the US Trade Representative, and as appointed advisors to the US government on trade and export controls matters. We also work closely with lawyers in all of McDermott's offices worldwide to achieve optimal, efficient results for our global trade clients.