CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON

Comment: This firm recommended for customs and trade regularly advises financial institutions and international concerns on sanctions and export control issues as well as antidumping duties. The Brussels team is esp. prominent here and recently succeeded in lifting duties on bicycle imports from Indonesia at the ECJ. The team worked closely with colleagues from the firm's network, e.g. with the Paris office on questions of investment protection and with Washington regarding advice on US sanctions.
Strengths: Export control and sanctions law with an emphasis on financial institutes, oil and gas; antisubsidies and antidumping law (incl. circumvention investigations).
Practice: Sanctions and export control advice, antidumping duties, investment protection. (European practice: 4 partners, 1 (German) senior counsel, plus associates)
Clients: ?? Citycycles in EU antidumping dispute and circumvention investigation regarding bicycle imports from Indonesia, also PT Chin Haur and Collie Cycles (Philippines); oil and gas JV regarding raw materials in Russian jurisdiction; a financial institute on sanction rules and payment procedures; a petroleum concern and a tobacco concern on EU sanctions regulations.
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