Economists & Anti-Dumping Consultants Analysis
The research for this year’s WWL: Trade & Customs has expanded to include trade economists and anti-dumping consultants. These experts provide clients and law firms with litigation support and analysis in trade policy, anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings.
Nominees hail from both law firms and external trade consultancies, including Capital Trade and Economic Consulting Services.
Trade economists will be able to advise on the long and short-term effects of changes in international trade and economic policy, including the effects of sanctions, export duties and free trade agreements. Meanwhile, anti-dumping disputes and countervailing duty proceedings usually require the assistance of both economists and accountants in the analysis of large amounts of data, management of questionnaire responses, and the provision of expert testimonies in trade remedy litigation.
The following trade economists and consultants have been recommended by their peers and clients, including leading international trade lawyers, as being among the very finest in the world.
Capital Trade in DC specialises in trade policy, economic, anti-dumping and countervailing duties analysis. It is seen as the best in the market by a number of respondents. Charles Anderson heads the consulting firm with over 30 years in international trade matters. He is considered “the top anti-dumping expert in DC” by observers. Seth Kaplan is very active providing testimony before the ITC in trade remedy and section 337 investigations. Clients say, “His economic expertise is undoubted and his reports are excellent.” Daniel Klett and Andrew Szamosszegi are also among the top names at the firm.
Economic Consulting Services is well known for its leading economists on trade remedy proceedings, customs and trade policy matters. Bruce Malashevich is a seasoned trade economist, very prominent among his peers and in the legal market. Jennifer Lutz, John Derrick and Mark Love are also highly commended in our research.
Sidley Austin’s managing economist in DC, Simon Schropp, is very highly rated by peers and clients. As one client outlines, “He knows trade economics better than anyone else, he is always available and responsive and his attention to detail is tremendous.”
Paul Baker heads up the consultancy practice at International Economics Consulting. Clients are particularly impressed by the “high quality of his analytical work” and the use of “rigorous and up-to-date trade tools for strategic decision making.”
Cassidy Levy Kent’s senior trade adviser Deirdre Maloney is a veteran of international trade and policy matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, and customs issues. As one source states, “She is a respected figure, who knows a great deal.” Richard Boyce is also highly regarded by respondents.
At Dentons, Rudi Leleu is described as "definitely one of the top international trade policy experts in Brussels". He has extensive experience representing clients before EU institutions.