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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

International Trade

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Steptoe & Johnson's international trade law team maintains a leading presence across the Asia-Pacific region and is especially well regarded for its work on major WTO disputes. Serves an impressive list of clients that includes industry associations, governments and well-known international corporations. Well known for its work on high-profile US-China cases and active on matters with Korean, Indian and Australian elements. Frequently acts for manufacturers and companies in the technology and energy sectors. Clients include American Beverage Association and Chengxi Shipyard.

Strengths

One source considers the team at Steptoe & Johnson to be "very kind and responsive," further noting that it is "willing to accommodate the client’s needs."

Work highlights

Steptoe & Johnson advised American Beverage Association on anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases before the US International Trade Commission in relation to the imports of PET resin from various jurisdictions, including Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Eric Emerson in Washington, DC has a strong track record of advising on US-China DOC and ITC investigations and disputes. He has a wealth of experience handling trade remedy proceedings.

Susan Esserman is widely acknowledged to be a top-tier trade legal adviser who regularly handles US-China trade issues. She is based in Washington, DC.

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Asia-Pacific Region

International Trade/WTO


Eric Emerson
Band 2
Susan Esserman
Band 1