Sanjay Notani is a partner in the international trade and customs practice of ELP. He is a qualified lawyer and a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA).
Sanjay represents domestic manufacturers, foreign exporters, governments trade associations and importers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain trade remedial reliefs from unfairly traded imports in anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard duty proceedings initiated inbound, outbound and disputes arising from free trade agreements (FTAs)/regional trade agreements (RTAs). He also provides trade advice on various FTAs/RTAs being negotiated and signed by India including WTO disputes. This includes analysis of all the matters that make up an import or export declaration including valuation, classification, country of origin, marking and labelling, qualification for the relevant free trade programme/agreement, and free trade zone issues. He helps clients respond to customs notices, conduct internal compliance reviews, pursue customs rulings and providing advice on issues such as regulatory barriers.
Sanjay’s expertise lies in advising various multinational companies on import and export control as well as licensing issues, specifically the dual use of goods and technologies regulations maintained by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of External Affairs and other allied Ministries. He has worked across various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, textiles, telecom, energy, and consumer products.
Sanjay has been recommended for his expertise in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013–2016), Chambers Global (2015 and 2016) and The Legal 500 (2015 and 2016). He has also been identified as a leading expert by Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs (2015 and 2016); and as a specialist for International Trade in India by the BRIC Expert Guide (2013). Sanjay recently featured in the 2016 WorldECR Awards for export controls and sanctions expertise. The June 2016 issue of the magazine, covering the awards, stated: “Notani is well known and regarded by international trade practitioners. His expertise is in advising on import and export control as well as on licensing issues, with particular focus on regulations controlling dual-use goods and technologies.” Additionally, the 2015 RSG India report recognised Notani as having “good knowledge of WTO laws and appropriate applications”. Notani was also commended for his “strong legal arguments and quick response times.”
WWL says: Sanjay Notani is “an intelligent, professional and knowledgeable counsel” in relation to trade remedy litigation.
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