The world is shrinking. Borders are blurring. But opportunities are growing. Foreign investment is no longer exotic—it’s just more complicated. We (and our network of foreign counsel) make the connections.
Arent Fox represents and advises US, non-US and government entities in a broad range of cross-border matters, including customs/import compliance, global trade policy, international trade litigation, export controls and sanctions, and international anti-corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
In addition to leveraging the skills of the attorneys in our Washington, New York, and Los Angeles offices, the international trade group oversees a network of foreign correspondent counsel, upon which it routinely calls to assist clients in local matters in other countries.
Chambers USA 2012
THE FIRM: This firm's workload reflects its broad spectrum of capabilities, featuring trade remedies, export controls, sanctions and customs matters. The team represents major international clients such as Coca-Cola and Sara Lee, offering advice on individual disputes and investigations, and helping to build or strengthen compliance programs. Trade remedies highlights include representing Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar in the widely publicized US antidumping investigation into Chinese solar products. The team also advises Schlumberger on its anti-boycott import and export compliance program, and represents National Oilwell Varco in a number of trade issues.
COMMERCIAL AWARENESS: "They definitely understand our business environment - they worked very hard to develop a strong working knowledge of our business, and can offer legal advice taking that into consideration."
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Kay Georgi receives enthusiastic praise for her work in export controls and sanctions, and represents clients including the Dover Corporation and 3M. She offers a "phenomenal combination of substantive knowledge and very sophisticated business-oriented analysis."
Firm managing partner Matthew Clark is lauded for his ability to "answer most questions off the top of his head," and to "explain extremely complicated concepts to non-lawyers." His practice highlights include advising USS-Posco on the Japanese antidumping proceedings regarding tin mill steel products.
Matthew Nolan advised several foreign governments on trade issues, as well as industries such as Turkish steel producers, Mexican tomato producers, Canadian lumber producers, oil and gas producers, and energy service companies.
Work for steel clients has played a significant role in John Gurley's workload. He counsels several global steel companies with regards to trade remedies.