In this chapter we recognise 45 trade and customs lawyers for their excellent work assisting domestic and international clients on trade, expert controls and customs issues.
Most Highly Regarded
Cassidy Levy Kent excels with an impressive five nominations.
Christopher Kent is “a true leader at the bar” and a “standout lawyer who is excellent for trade remedy and antidumping work”.
Christopher Cochlin is a go-to lawyer with extensive experience in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation.
Lawrence Herman is “one of the best-known practitioners in the area” according to impressed sources who distinguish him as “the dean of the trade bar”.
John Boscariol at McCarthy Tétrault is “number one for export controls” with extensive experience handling cross-border trade issues.
Martha Harrison is a “star” who is “splendid in investor-state arbitrations” and well versed in advising clients from a broad range of industries and sectors on trade and regulatory matters.
Robert Glasgow draws high praise from market sources thanks to his adept handling of international trade, investment matters and related disputes.
At Blake Cassels & Graydon, Greg Kanargelidis is “among the very best customs specialists in the country” and is “absolutely magnificent for customs and commodity tax issues”.
At Borden Ladner Gervais, Jesse Goldman is a “phenomenal trade and customs all-rounder” who is “particularly skilled at trade remedies”.
Matthew Kronby is a renowned lawyer with “a brilliant reputation for his work in complex investor-state disputes”.
Benjamin Bedard of Conlin Bedard is a “market-leading trade lawyer” who is “top-notch for trade remedy issues” and highly sought after for contentious proceedings.
Paul Conlin is “top-tier counsel” and an “impressively strong practitioner with a broad client-base” thanks to his profound knowledge of WTO and NAFTA issues and import and export regulations.
The “excellent” Gregory Tereposky with Tereposky & DeRose is a long-standing figure with more than 30 years of experience working on complex trade issues including WTO negotiations and investor-state disputes.
Vincent DeRose is recommended for his vast experience handling trade and investment matters including anti-dumping investigations and compliance issues.
Daniel Hohnstein stands out for his superb reputation in investor-state disputes and trade remedy issues as well as his encyclopaedic understanding of trade regulations.
Independent practitioner Victoria Bazan is a “fabulous trade lawyer who is at the top of the game”. She is lauded as an “excellent trade remedies specialist”.
Darrel Pearson of Bennett Jones is a “long-standing figure and industry leader” who is considered an “authority on trade law”.
At Baker McKenzie, Paul Burns is “first rate for customs and logistics” and is highlighted in particular for his export controls expertise.
Jack Millar at Millar Kreklewetz is highly esteemed for his broad expertise spanning commodity tax matters, the full gamut of customs issues, NAFTA disputes and trade remedies.
Robert Kreklewetz is renowned for his work on tariff issues, NAFTA and WTO negotiations and complex export control matters.
Michael Kaylor of Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon is a “pre-eminent customs lawyer” who applies more than 40 years of experience to his well-established practice.
Wendy Wagner of Gowling WLG is a “well-known and well-established figure in the market” with a strong understanding of customs compliance issues, sanctions and trade and investment agreements.
Paul Lalonde at Dentons enjoys a “magnificent reputation for the depth of his trade and customs experience”. He is a go-to for NAFTA negotiations, international sanctions, countervail investigations and import and export controls.
Peter Kirby with Fasken is “the captain you want on your ship when international trade waters get nasty”. He is a “prominent name with a well-established practice” and is “excellent for all aspects of cross-border trade” from regulatory compliance to trade remedies and complex disputes.
Vincent Routhier of DS Lawyers is “excellent and highly reliable” and regularly advises importers and exporters on cross-border trade issues and disputes.