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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

International Trade/WTO

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What the team is known for

Talented teams in Washington DC, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore providing advice on trade-related regulations and disputes to corporates and government departments across the region, with particular skills advising on market access, anti-boycott laws, sanctions, investor-state arbitration and contentious WTO matters. Well known for its work representing clients across the region, with China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan being notable areas of strength for the team, and also increasingly active in Vietnam and Malaysia.

Strengths

A client likes the team's "superior-level engagement, both on legal and policy angles," noting: "The team is constantly brainstorming for new ideas and new approaches to various challenges."

Another client observes: "I think the team is a market leader in sanctions. I would say it is literally 24/7 available, which is a particular strength."

Notable practitioners

Stephen Kho deftly handles both contentious and advisory sides of international trade work, advising on WTO disputes as well as trade policy compliance and regulatory issues. A client notes: "Steve has a great legal mind, with a strong grasp on the policy side of the equation."

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Overview

To learn more about Akin Gump’s International Trade/WTO capabilities in Asia and other jurisdictions, please visit the International Trade page under the experience section at www.akingump.com.

International Trade/WTO Department

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Unit 401 North Tower, Beijing Kerry Centre

1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing

Beijing

China

100020

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Asia-Pacific Region

International Trade/WTO


Stephen Kho
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