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What the team is known for Ottawa boutique firm acclaimed for its activity in the trade remedies space. Advises on anti-dumping, countervailing duty and export controls across a number of key industries, including steel and manufacturing, as well as the food and dairy production sectors. Offers additional expertise in NAFTA and other trade agreements as well as economic sanctions. Particularly adept at advising on US-Canada cross-border matters with the benefit of its Washington, DC office.
Strengths Sources are unanimous in their praise of the firm's top-tier expertise and say: "They work exceptionally well as a group."
On reviewing the firm's recent service, one client said: "They did an outstanding job - they really prepare their clients well."
Work highlights Represented EVRAZ North America in a safeguard inquiry before the CITT concerning its energy tubulars product.
Commentators praise Andrew Lanouette as a "sharp lawyer" and research specialist, noting his increasing prominence on the international trade scene. He has played key roles in investigations by the CBSA as well as CITT reviews and inquiries. In highlights, he acted for Great Lakes Copper on a reinvestigation into imports of copper pipe fittings from the USA.
Christopher Cochlin is praised as an "exceptional" practitioner with "boundless enthusiasm" by one commentator, while another lauded him as a "great courtroom lawyer." He rises to the top of the ranks by way of his considerable involvement in high-profile trade remedy cases. One client enthused: "Chris has a robust understanding of our environment as well as the environment south of the border."
Christopher Kent is described as an "utterly brilliant attorney;" sources look upon him as one of the leading international trade practitioners in the country. He is regularly engaged by manufacturers, provincial governments and producer associations to provide advice and representation in anti-dumping investigations, countervailing duty cases and trade agreement compliance issues.
Gerry Stobo is a well-established international trade expert, in addition to maintaining an excellent reputation as a "terrific procurement lawyer." His experience includes advising on anti-dumping investigations and protective measure reviews, frequently representing domestic manufacturers and producers.
"True statesman" Lawrence Herman is a highly respected attorney in the Bar, known for his expertise in international treaty compliance, particularly WTO and NAFTA.