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What the team is known for Increasingly recognised as an important Brussels trade practice, benefiting from the combination of an experienced partner and key junior team members who attract considerable praise for their handling of trade disputes. Acts for exporters and industry associations based outside the EU on EC investigations and on related litigation before the CJEU in Luxembourg. Has further experience in sanctions and export control compliance mandates.
Strengths Interviewees note the quality of the firm's junior lawyers, saying: "Everyone there can make contributions to a case and everyone is involved."
Work highlights Acted for the Cambodia Rice Federation on its appeal against the EC's decision to introduce safeguard measures on the import of rice from Cambodia.
Market commentators pick out
Eva Monard as a key figure in the firm's Brussels trade law team. "She is a tough litigator and a really formidable opponent," states one interviewee. "She has a lot of brainpower and works very hard," says another source.
Renato Antonini handles diverse advisory and contentious trade mandates. He acts for foreign exporters on EU trade defence investigations and assists with appeals brought to the CJEU seeking to overturn EC decisions. He also handles customs cases and export controls advisory topics. Interviewees highlight his strategic input into cases, saying: "He tries to find the right arguments in advance and pursues them very diligently."