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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Brussels

  • Avenue Louise 240
  • Brussels
  • Belgium
  • B-1050

International Trade - Belgium

What the team is known for Excellent trade remedies practice, able to draw on the wider resources offered by the firm's global network. Sources are also impressed by the firm's expertise in export control and sanctions issues. Other strengths include bilateral negotiations and trade-related disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"It's very dedicated and offers strong legal arguments around anti-dumping." 

Work highlights Successfully acted for Zhejiang Aokang Shoes on an ECJ appeal over anti-dumping duties imposed on footwear imported from China and Vietnam. The ECJ ruled in favour of Steptoe's client, ordering the EU Council to pay Aokang's litigation costs.

Notable practitioners

The "consistent and very devoted" James Searles is a stalwart of the trade arena. His workload of late has featured various mandates for Asia-Pacific clients seeking advice on market access or EU trade remedies proceedings.

Significant clients Kito Ceramics, European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association.

International Trade - Europe-wide

What the team is known for Excellent trade remedies practice, able to draw on the wider resources offered by the firm's global network. Sources are also impressed by the firm's expertise in export control and sanctions issues. Other strengths include bilateral negotiations and trade-related disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"It's very dedicated and offers strong legal arguments around anti-dumping."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Zhejiang Aokang Shoes in an ECJ appeal over anti-dumping duties imposed on footwear imported from China and Vietnam. The ECJ ruled in favour of Steptoe's client, ordering the EU Council to pay Aokang's litigation costs.

Notable practitioners  

The "consistent and very devoted" James Searles in Brussels as a stalwart of the trade arena. His workload of late has featured various mandates for Asia-Pacific clients seeking advice on market access or EU trade remedies proceedings.

Significant clients Kito Ceramics, European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association.