Our trade team takes a cross-disciplinary approach to engagements, because the path to success is unlikely to be linear, requiring coordination in different forums. Working closely with the firm's disputes, arbitration and regulatory teams, we devise tailored, proportionate and cost-effective responses, whatever the challenge.

In today's tough regulatory environment, companies involved in cross-border activity face a significant compliance challenge. An ever expanding network of trade regulations presents an on-going requirement to identify, manage and, where appropriate, reduce the criminal, financial and reputational risks associated with international trade rules and regulatory requirements.

We advise our clients on all aspects of international trade law, including: financial sanctions; export controls; customs regulations; trade embargoes; trade defence; assistance to gain better access to specific markets; navigating free trade agreements and other preferential treatment arrangements; understanding and influencing WTO accessions, challenging unjustified market access barriers; and defending our clients interests in regulatory investigations and disputes.

We understand the importance of the "day-to-day" implementation of robust policies and procedures tailored to your specific risk profile and commercial objectives and ensure that our clients receive advice that enables them to keep up to date with the changing regulatory framework and meet their legal requirements and regulatory obligations.

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John Forrest
John Forrest