Hogan Lovells

International Trade Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for A formidable team offering in-depth knowledge of export controls and economic sanctions. Expertise spans issues relating to UAVs, nuclear energy and 3-D printing. Considered the first port of call for many when it comes to trade remedies and policy issues, ably handling overseas matters given its extensive global footprint. Adept at advising on the CFIUS review process, and frequently advises biotechnology and defense companies.

Strengths"The export controls and economic sanctions team has really taken time to understand our business," according to a client, who adds: "It does a particularly good job of providing a realistic assessment of risk, which helps us make the right decision."

Another client highlights the "deep bench of experience" the trade controls team has.

In connection to trade remedy litigation, sources report the team is "highly skilled, highly experienced and dedicated to tasks. They are expert in their understanding, excellent to work with and highly effective."

Interviewees note: "It is one of the top firms in the trade remedy disputes area," adding: "It has the depth of practice to answer obscure questions and provide expertise as needed."

"The CFIUS team provides clear and sound advice to guide us through the process, and help us to manage expectations," says a client.

Sources say the CFIUS team "clearly understands the objective and finishes on time."

Work highlights Advised oilfield services company Jereh on its attempt to be removed from the BIS Entry List.

Represented ITG Voma, a US importer of tires, before the DOC's administrative review of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China.

Advised Pentagon Technologies on CFIUS issues in connection to its sale to Japanese manufacturer Kurita.

Notable practitioners

Anne Salladin advises clients on CFIUS reviews. Peers and clients praise her ability to provide “practical and commercial advice that is readily understood,” describing her as “a real expert.”

Beth Peters is regarded by clients as a “high-level thinker who has a tremendous amount of relevant experience and is very good at formulating strategic approaches.” She maintains a leading trade controls practice, advising on export controls and economic sanctions.

Craig Lewis is noted for his abilities in antidumping and countervailing duty cases. "He has set a new bar for all of our external counsel; he is creative, efficient and produces successful outcomes consistently, on time and on target," reports an interviewee.

Deen Kaplan is "a joy to work with" according to a client, who adds: "His experience and acumen shines through in everything he does." He focuses on assisting clients with trade remedy litigation.

Jonathan Stoel works with clients such as producers and exporters on a host of trade remedy disputes. One impressed client remarks: “He is extremely responsive, always available to provide a detailed phone explanation and is very passionate about his work. He is truly someone I rely on and trust with full confidence.”

Stephen Propst comes recommended for his highly regarded exports and sanctions practice. He works with both domestic and international clients.

Warren Maruyama is an "experienced trade lawyer with a proven record of success, who knows the law, the US government and foreign commerce departments very well," report sources. He is best known for handling trade policy matters.