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Asia Guide

International Trade — India


APJ-SLG Law Offices - International Trade

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Commentary from the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for  Skilled team, well known for its expertise in anti-dumping and WTO disputes. Highlighted for assisting clients with multilateral and bilateral trade arrangements, as well as subsidies and safeguards. Clients also benefit from its depth of knowledge of competition law.

Notable practitioners

Sharad Bhansali is an established expert on WTO matters. He regularly advises domestic clients on anti-dumping, safeguard and countervailing duty compliance in jurisdictions including the EU, the USA and South Africa.

Jitendra Singh has a wealth of experience in a variety of trade matters, spanning from WTO rules to customs issues such as valuation and classification. Market sources say: "He is very good for court intervention in anti-dumping work."

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Economic Laws Practice - International Trade

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Commentary from the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for  Accomplished practitioners with core expertise in trade remedial litigation, representing exporter clients before international authorities in anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguard matters. Also represents major multinationals regarding customs issues on imports. Experienced at working on trade issues at the national, bilateral and multilateral levels. Skilled at taking on cases related to sanctions compliance.

Strengths  One client describes the firm as "very organised, professional and super nice" and considers it "the best trade team in India."

Another source says: "From a trade perspective, they are excellent."

Work highlights  Represented PTT Phenol, Mitsui Chemicals and Mitsui & Co before the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) in relation to the anti-dumping investigations on imports of acetone into India from Japan and Thailand.

Acted for Google regarding its imports into India, including on customs issues and regulatory compliance such as product safety regulations.

Notable practitioners

Suhail Nathani brings to the table more than two decades of experience acting for multinational clients on trade remedial measures, anti-dumping and safeguard matters. He is described by clients as "a very smart lawyer" who "picks up on issues very quickly and is a nice guy." His work highlights include acting for ECI Telecom before the DGAD in an anti-dumping investigation into imports of transmission equipment from Israel and China.

Sanjay Notani enjoys a strong track record in the international trade space where he advises domestic manufacturers, importers, exporters and trade associations on trade remedial relief, countervailing duty, anti-dumping and safeguard issues. Clients characterise him as "a senior trade lawyer with broad understanding of the complex world of India law and a really strong knowledge of US law." He represented ATC Tires before the USDOC and USITC in countervailing investigations into imports of off-road tyres.

Department profile by Economic Laws Practice

ELP’s market leading International Trade and Customs practice represents companies to deal with international rules governing their businesses. Our team assists companies to develop and execute strategies to improve market access and minimize risk arising from international trade developments.
We have been at the forefront of international trade law and policy in India since inception and have represented the Government of India in a WTO dispute before the WTO Panel and Appellate Body; and were one of the first firms to be appointed by the Government of India to advise on the WTO compatibility of India’s largest export incentive program. Our highly rated trade litigation practice is involved in a large number of trade remedial litigations in the country at every level from the Antidumping and Safeguard authorities to the Supreme Court of India.

Our international trade practice uses the rules of global trade at every level, national, bilateral and multilateral; to solve issues related to market access and resolve trade disputes between governments and private industry. We have been mandated by international organizations such as a Global 500 petrochemical conglomerate in Saudi Arabia to prepare an overall strategy to evaluate and mitigate risks arising from potential trade remedial proceedings to their exports from around the globe.

Our international trade team routinely works with other lawyers, international organizations, the Government of India and its various departments.

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Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan - International Trade

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Commentary from the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for  Highly regarded practice with expertise covering WTO, customs law, safeguard duty and anti-dumping investigations. Particularly well known for contentious work, representing both exporters and domestic producers. Active in trade remedy matters across a variety of industrial sectors, including steel and textiles.

Work highlights  Represented New Zhong Yuan Ceramics Import & Export Company in anti-dumping issues relating to imports of tiles from China.

Assisted a group of exporters and producers including Alcha International, Jiangsu Alcha Aluminium and UP Twiga Fiberglass in excluding its product from proposed anti-dumping duties.

Notable practitioners

Atul Sharma is one of the key contacts for the practice.

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Clarus Law Associates - International Trade

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Commentary from the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for  Well-respected team noted for experience working with government and corporate clients on policy matters. Advises on issues concerning trade agreements and the WTO, with a scope of expertise including matters relating to labour, energy and manufacturing regulations.

Strengths  Highlighting the regulatory focus of the team, one source describes it as "a very good firm doing a lot of policy and international litigation for government clients."

Notable practitioners

Anuradha R V is experienced in contentious and policy advisory matters, particularly relating to the WTO. She is frequently mandated by the Indian government. Sources describe her as "somebody deep into policies" and say she is highly respected in the market for her "very good-quality work" in that area.

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Dua Associates - International Trade

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What the team is known for  Offers over a decade of experience representing clients in safeguard, anti-dumping and countervailing duty trade remedy matters. Represents major-name multinationals from varied manufacturing sectors as well as government authorities. Solid track record of working on cases with issues relating to jurisdictions such as China, Japan, the EU and the USA.

Strengths  Clients praise the team's efficient approach, saying: "They are very professional and provide excellent support at a reasonable cost."

Another source says: "They are responsive and knowledgeable."

Work highlights  Represented Jiangsu Jintung Chemical, Hotung Corporation and Sharpinvest International in an anti-dumping investigation into the import of lineal alkyl benzene.

Acted for the government of India before the EC in an expiry review of the countervailing measures on imports of stainless steel bars and rods from India.

Notable practitioners

Shiraz Patodia is a key point of contact.

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Luthra & Luthra Law Offices - International Trade

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What the team is known for  Experienced team that represents public and private sector clients in a range of WTO issues, including dispute resolution. Also active in trade remedies matters, including anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations. The team regularly advises on environmental and IT-related issues and draws clients from various industrial sectors including chemical, steel and automotive manufacturers and exporters.

Strengths  Interviewees praise the firm's in-depth understanding of the law and excellent client service, with one saying: "They have a good team with very knowledgeable partners who provide quick responses and are always ready to support the client."

Another client notes: "The firm has a diverse experience and also in-depth knowledge of anti-dumping cases," and adds that "they reflected the experience which comes out of handling multiple cases."

Work highlights  Advised the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on the ongoing negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with ASEAN, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand.

Acted for the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association of India before the DGAD in a review of anti-dumping duty regarding import of rubber chemicals used as a raw material in tyre manufacture.

Notable practitioners

Ashish Chandra attracts praise from sources for being "exceptional in his knowledge of the subject matter, and in his presentation and advocacy before the DGAD," and commentators add that "he works with complete dedication and provides good inputs to the client." He is noted for his activity in WTO regulatory and trade remedies matters, primarily in anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues. He represented Toyota Kiloskar Motor and Volkswagen before the DGAD in an investigation into import of iron and steel products from China, Japan, South Korea and Ukraine.

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APJ-SLG Law Offices

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Sharad Bhansali is an established expert on WTO matters. He regularly advises domestic clients on anti-dumping, safeguard and countervailing duty compliance in jurisdictions including the EU, the USA and South Africa.

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Economic Laws Practice

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Suhail Nathani brings to the table more than two decades of experience acting for multinational clients on trade remedial measures, anti-dumping and safeguard matters. He is described by clients as "a very smart lawyer" who "picks up on issues very quickly and is a nice guy." His work highlights include acting for ECI Telecom before the DGAD in an anti-dumping investigation into imports of transmission equipment from Israel and China.

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Economic Laws Practice

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Sanjay Notani enjoys a strong track record in the international trade space where he advises domestic manufacturers, importers, exporters and trade associations on trade remedial relief, countervailing duty, anti-dumping and safeguard issues. Clients characterise him as "a senior trade lawyer with broad understanding of the complex world of India law and a really strong knowledge of US law." He represented ATC Tires before the USDOC and USITC in countervailing investigations into imports of off-road tyres.

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Clarus Law Associates

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Anuradha R V is experienced in contentious and policy advisory matters, particularly relating to the WTO. She is frequently mandated by the Indian government. Sources describe her as "somebody deep into policies" and say she is highly respected in the market for her "very good-quality work" in that area.

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APJ-SLG Law Offices

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Jitendra Singh has a wealth of experience in a variety of trade matters, spanning from WTO rules to customs issues such as valuation and classification. Market sources say: "He is very good for court intervention in anti-dumping work."

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Associates to watch

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ashish Chandra attracts praise from sources for being "exceptional in his knowledge of the subject matter, and in his presentation and advocacy before the DGAD," and commentators add that "he works with complete dedication and provides good inputs to the client." He is noted for his activity in WTO regulatory and trade remedies matters, primarily in anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues. He represented Toyota Kiloskar Motor and Volkswagen before the DGAD in an investigation into import of iron and steel products from China, Japan, South Korea and Ukraine.

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