What We Do
Robert Fisher Explains the Impact of the US-Canada Impasse on Upcoming NAFTA Negotiations
10.17.2017

Mr. Fisher discusses Canada's and Mexico's response to unconventional U.S. proposals and their effect on the negotiating timeline.

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Amb. Pickering Discusses the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC on U.S. and Allied Interests in the Middle East
10.11.2017

In an op-ed for The Hill, Amb. Pickering describes what is at stake with Jordan and Israel in the case argued before the Supreme Court today.

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Amb. Pickering Reviews the Implications of Decertification of the Iran Nuclear Deal
10.11.2017

In a blogpost for the Atlantic Council, Amb. Pickering explains how Iran and our allies may respond and the implications for North Korea's nuclear program.

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We help our clients:

 

  • Plan strategically for the global marketplace.
  • Assess political and economic developments that impact their goals.
  • Negotiate with foreign officials to eliminate barriers to market access and profitability, such as:
    • High tariffs,
    • Licensing requirements,
    • Foreign investment restrictions,
    • Discriminatory taxes, and
    • Burdensome government regulations.
  • Resolve commercial disputes with foreign partners, suppliers, or customers with an eye towards win-win outcomes based on mobilizing a wide variety of resources and leverage, including where appropriate U.S. government interest.
  • Identify potential foreign partners and bring negotiations with them to a successful conclusion.

Our principals have developed strategies for dealing with client concerns and provided effective advocacy and problem-solving on:

 

  • Tax, tariff, health, regulatory, product labeling, and country-of-origin matters.
  • Bilateral and regional trade agreements, including how clients can best take advantage of existing arrangements and influence prospective negotiations.
  • World Trade Organization rules and procedures (including goods, services, and intellectual property provisions), future negotiating objectives, and strategies to advance client interests.
  • Customs classification issues, including decisions by the World Customs Organization, the United States, and foreign governments.
  • Investment priorities, screening procedures, restrictions, and equity caps imposed by foreign governments in the automotive, aerospace, consumer, retail, property, and finance sectors.
  • Legal disputes between clients and their partners, customers, former employees, or foreign governments.
  • Economic sanctions — both current and prospective, including those relating to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Burma/Myanmar, and Sudan.
  • Political and security issues and their potential impact on trade, investment, and dispute resolution.