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Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

International Trade

Band 1South-East AsiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-established and highly reputed trade group that is in demand for its skills advising on customs compliance and disputes. Also adept in WTO, FTA and trade remedy issues. Stands out for the breadth of its Asia-Pacific network, and especially well known for its work in China and Japan. Also recognised as a major player in South-East Asia, acting in countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, offering on-the-ground advice. Best known for advising clients in the consumer product, technology, automotive and aerospace spheres. Additional areas of expertise include trade sanctions and supply chain advisory services.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "professional, calm and collected during tense negotiations, providing leadership to handle the matter at hand," and concludes: "We would never have solved the dispute without its expertise."

Work highlights

Assisted a major German automotive company with the set-up of its export control and sanctions compliance programme in Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

Kana Itabashi in the Tokyo office and Jon Cowley in the Hong Kong office are the key contacts for the practice.

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