Centre assist both U.S. and international clients on a wide variety of trade-related matters, including:
- Antidumping and countervailing duties: import relief
- Economic and trade sanctions
- Export controls / BAA (Buy American Act) & TAA
- Transnational business and foreign direct investment controls (CFIUS)
- Trade litigation and agency representation
- Trade and investment policy
- World Trade Organization (WTO) and other foreign sovereign claims
Due to the increasing complexities attendant on doing business internationally, and to ensure the comprehensive representation of your needs, our International Trade attorneys work closely with a wide array of other Centre practice groups throughout our transactional and litigation departments.
In coordination with our litigation practices, the International Trade group often advises U.S. multinational companies and their representatives abroad on various anti-corruption and anti-terrorist financing compliance matters, including FCPA issues relating to sales agents, joint ventures, acquisitions and competition for foreign government contracts. We also advise on structuring compliance training programs to conform with FCPA prohibitions and securities law requirements. Our International Trade lawyers provide advice on compliance and representation in connection with financial institution regulatory enforcement actions and examinations.
We serve as counsel in proceedings involving the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. courts. We are well known for acting as compliance monitors and/or in advising those monitors. We also advise on EU and individual European country compliance and enforcement matters.
Our International Trade Experts
Minutillo, an attorney with over 30 years of experience, is a renowned expert in international trade. He has handled legal matters regarding the worldwide export of commercial and non-commercial products from the United States to most continents in the world, the classification of products and technology (ECCN) prior to export, CBP customs issues, the export of products that use or contain encryption, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) matters, and related CFIUS, Anti-Dumping, FOCI, OFAC, HTS, sanctions and VSD’s (voluntary disclosures) to government agencies. Minutillo is handling all the issues that have arisen with the Russian sanctions.
Emma Frisch is a Law Clerk at Centre Law and Consulting. She is specialized in international law including trade, cross-border business and foreign investment. Emma has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University in Canada. Prior to joining Centre, Emma has experience in regulatory consulting for public and private entities, has worked for the Trade Law Bureau of the Federal Government of Canada and at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in the World Bank Group.
Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience in claims and disputes and are ready to assist you today!