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Cassidy Levy Kent LLP

International Trade

5 ranked lawyersBand 1CanadaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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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

"The CLK team works very well together," stated one client, adding: "They work synergistically, capitalising on individual strengths within the group."

Other sources note the firm's "large team and deep bench" on both sides of the border, with one saying: "The firm is large enough to provide resources and access, but small enough that we feel like an important client."

Work highlights

Continues to act for the Government of Nova Scotia on US anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases relating to Canadian softwood lumber.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Lanouette is an "excellent young lawyer" who continues to grow his reputation as an "extremely intelligent and thoughtful" advocate. He has represented clients before the CITT, as well as advising on enforcement issues before the CBSA.

Christopher Cochlin is recognised for his representation of leading North American producers in petitions to the CITT, as well as advising on trade policy reform. "He draws on a wealth of past experience working as a trade lawyer with the Canadian government," commented one source, praising his "in-depth understanding of policy and the machinery of government."

Leading trade lawyer Christopher Kent is considered an eminent figure in the Canadian trade Bar, and is particularly respected for his deep expertise of trade policy, including regulation and disputes. "He is top of the class in international trade in Canada," one client enthused.

Gerry Stobo is "very well regarded in the trade community with an immense amount of experience and analytical rigour." He assists clients with a range of trade policy issues as well as advising on trade remedies and public procurement.

Lawrence Herman is a well-established and respected trade expert in Canada with a career spanning over 40 years. He has an immense wealth of experience across numerous areas, including advocacy work before the CITT and under provisions established by free trade agreements, as well as a unique knowledge of the workings of the UN and the WTO.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Canada

International Trade/WTO


Andrew Lanouette
Band 3
Christopher Cochlin
Band 1
Christopher Kent
Band 1
Gerry Stobo
Band 4
Lawrence Herman
Senior Statespeople