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What the team is known for Actively engaged in customs valuations and product classification matters, often in the technology and consumer goods sectors. Also advises on WTO rules and assists clients with trade disputes with the Chinese authorities, in addition to handling countervailing duty and anti-dumping investigations. Active representing clients on sanctions, export controls and cybersecurity issues as well as advising on compliance and regulatory-related matters. Clients also benefit from the ability of the team to advise on supply chain regulations, including advising on the customs compliance risks in supply chain restructuring.
Strengths A client appreciates that the group "has a strong global network of professionals who specialise in international trade."
Jon Cowley wins praise from one client who points out that "his in-house and consulting background makes him a superb lawyer who can see the practical realities for his clients." He advises global financial institutions, tech companies and consumer product manufacturers on investigations and regulatory compliance issues.