International Trade & Investment

Based in the firm’s Washington, DC office, Shearman & Sterling’s International Trade & Investment practice offers a rare combination of experience in the full range of regulatory issues surrounding international trade and investment, including national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, trade remedy disputes, customs enforcement and compliance, government relations and political management, bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and all related litigation.

The practice features experienced practitioners and litigators, as well as former high-ranking government officials who have both practiced international trade and investment law and have been counted among the most influential international policymakers in the United States. The group includes the former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, who played a key role in developing US trade policy during the Clinton Administration, as well as the former Commerce Department chief of staff for international trade. The practice also has considerable experience working with the US Congress, in both private practice and in previous capacities as senior congressional staff.

The group practices before the following administrative, legislative, judicial and international dispute settlement bodies:

  • United States Trade Representative
  • US Departments of Treasury, State, Commerce and Homeland Security
  • International Trade Commission
  • US Congress
  • Court of International Trade
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • World Trade Organization
  • North American Free Trade Agreement panels

In addition, the group advises governments and private-sector interests on complying with US trade and investment laws and proceedings in other countries.

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