International Trade/WTO - 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.
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.