Trade law is a complex, political and rapidly changing environment which, unless carefully managed, can pose significant challenges when doing business globally.
We work with our clients to navigate these risks and maximise the opportunities for cross-border trade.
Via our global network of trade law specialists we advise corporates and governments across the full spectrum of international trade matters, including: WTO law and policy; bilateral and multilateral trade agreements; market access and national treatment issues (including standards and conformity assessments); trade remedies (anti-dumping, counter countervailing duties and safeguards); trade litigation; export controls; government procurement; compliance with anti-bribery and corruption law
Our team of trade law specialists in the UK is led by Nicole Kar, Charlotte Morgan and Matthew Weiniger QC. It also includes Dr Lorand Bartels, reader in international law at the University of Cambridge where he specialises in international trade law and EU law. Dr Bartels has 20 years’ experience in the field as both an academic and practitioner, having advised governments, international organisations and private clients. He has also been Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade.
Our practice is strengthened by alliances with top-tier law firms in South Africa (Webber Wentzel) and Australia (Allens), which provide our clients with access to a seamless service across the globe and unique advantage through the firms’ combined experience, knowhow and international and on-the-ground resources. Stephen Meltzer and Meluleki Nzimande, Partners, head up the Webber Wentzel trade law team, while Rachel Nicolson, Partner, leads the Allens trade law team.