Cassidy Levy Kent LLP is an international law firm that focuses on legal and policy issues raised by cross-border transactions, trade controls, trade remedy litigation, including antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings, and cases under the dispute settlement provisions of the World Trade Organization and bilateral and regional free trade agreements and investment treaties. Based in Washington and Ottawa, the firm specialises in developing and implementing strategies for using trade and investment legal procedures and policy initiatives to achieve business objectives and to resolve disputes between private companies, between companies and governments, and between governments.
Our lawyers represent a broad range of corporate, trade association and government clients in complex and high-profile trade disputes, both at the administrative level and in appellate proceedings in national appellate courts in multilateral fora including the dispute settlement panels convened under the WTO, NAFTA, and a variety of other trade agreements. We also advise clients on all aspects of US and Canadian customs matters, including valuation, tariff preference, classification, country of origin, marking and labelling, qualification for NAFTA or other free trade programmes, import bonding, and foreign trade zone issues, as well as clients seeking to develop customs compliance programmes. We also represent the interests of clients before governments by developing legal and policy arguments to promote fair trade policy.