International Trade


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.

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  • Led the trade team that is widely credited with having organized, launched and litigated the “Banana Wars” and negotiating with two major WTO agreements aimed at settling the case; this long-standing dispute has included 13 successful GATT and WTO actions and two successful settlement agreements
  • A multinational agribusiness company with managing the policy dimensions of a major rollout throughout Asia of a new-to-market agribusiness product
  • A forest products company with legal and administrative issues relating to the US GSP Program and tariff reimbursements under that program

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Carolyn B. Gleason

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International Trade

Insights & Events / Media

International News / December 2017

Casablanca, Morocco / Speaking Engagements / November 3-4, 2017

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 25 - 26, 2017

On the Subject / November 1, 2016

Publications / December 2015

Breaking Energy / July 19, 2015

Historic Agreement Reached with Iran in Exchange for Sanctions Relief

On the Subject / April 3, 2015

On the Subject / December 23, 2014

Publications / May 1, 2014

New G-7 Sanctions Against Russia

Handelsblatt Online / January 28, 2014

Legal Protection for Foreign Investments - The ICSID World Bank

International News / February 1, 2005