Greg Kanargelidis has more than 25 years of experience practising in the areas of international trade, customs and commodity tax law. He heads the international trade and investment law group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and is recognised as one of the leading international trade and customs lawyers in Canada and the world.
Greg has extensive experience representing Canadian and foreign clients on global trade and investment matters. He advises clients on multilateral and bilateral free trade agreements, bilateral investment agreements, economic sanctions, export and import controls, and government procurement disputes. Greg has substantial experience in and regularly assists clients with trade remedy matters, with a particular emphasis on anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations and appeals.
Greg is a noted expert in all areas of customs law. He regularly appears before the Canadian international trade tribunal as well as other courts in customs and dumping-related proceedings. He also assists clients with respect to planning, compliance and appeals involving value-added taxes, excise duties and levies, and other commodity taxes.
Greg is very active in legal organisations. He is a member of the BCCC trade compliance and recourse subcommitee, the CITT advisory committee, co-chair of the customs law committee of the ABA section of international law, and past chair of the Ontario Bar Association international law section, among others. He is also a frequent author and speaker on customs, international trade and commodity tax topics.
Greg's expertise has been recognised in numerous publications, including: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016; Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015; The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The 2015 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015; Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading International Trade and Shipping Lawyers 2015; and Legal 500 Canada 2015. Greg was recently named “Lawyer of the Year 2016” in the area of International Trade and Finance Law by Best Lawyers and received the 2013 Client Choice Award in the Trade and Customs category for Ontario from the International Law Office.
WWL says: Greg Kanargelidis is “a first-rate practitioner” known for his insight and expertise in customs work and commodity taxes.
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