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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC

  • 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC
  • USA
  • 20036

International Trade - Asia-Pacific Region

What the team is known for Superb international resources in the international trade arena, as well as deep experience in a number of Asian jurisdictions. Prestigious client base includes a number of sovereign states as well as multinationals engaged in high-level trade disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
 Market standing: "A very strong international trade law firm."

Work highlights Represented Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Public Foods (CP Foods) in US anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings regarding aquaculture from Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

Washington, DC-based Susan Esserman is known for her experience in India-related trade matters, and international clients also value her "great on-the-ground capability in Beijing." She is further described as "knowledgeable and diligent, with great interpersonal skills."

Beijing office head Eric Emerson has earned the respect of his peers through his extensive dedication to trade work, and is a valued adviser to those seeking expertise in the Chinese trade regulations. Broader regional highlights include the CP Foods mandate mentioned above.

Significant clients MeadWestvaco, MOFCOM, LG Electronics, Zhejiang Aokang Shoes, Tata Steel.

International Trade - China

What the team is known for Highly respected for its multifaceted trade practice, which includes advising major US and international clients on local market access issues. Offers expert guidance on anti-corruption compliance and trade remedies disputes in China and internationally.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Market standing: "Very much a heavyweight for international trade work."

Work highlights Represented Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Public Foods Company (CP Foods) in US anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings regarding aquaculture from Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Notable practitioners  

Peers speak highly of Eric Emerson's long-standing commitment to the trade arena, and his experience in the field is brought to bear on a variety of high-stakes trade policy and trade remedies issues. His client base encompasses sovereign states and leading multinationals, and standout matters include the CP Foods mandate mentioned above.