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Christopher F. Corr concentrates on international trade, competition, IP and other regulatory matters.
Chris works closely with sovereign and private sector clients in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Canada on international trade, competition and IP matters. He also counsels US companies engaged in international commerce. He has served as counsel in numerous high-profile cases concerning semiconductors, computers and other electronics, steel products, lumber, seafood, agricultural products, chemicals, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, and technology transfer, as well as in the negotiation of government-to-government agreements. Chris was lead counsel in one of the first NAFTA panel dispute resolution cases.
He also has worked for the Office of Unfair Import Investigations of the ITC, for the International Division of the US Chamber of Commerce, and for the Humane Society Office of General Counsel.
Chris is recognized by international legal publications as a leading international trade practitioner. Cited by The Legal 500 Asia, Pacific as a "renowned" trade litigation practitioner, clients have described him as "knowledgeable and experienced" and "a dedicated, proactive advisor". He has been recommended by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Asia - Pacific, the International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers, and the Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers. He is the four-time sole winner, in China, of the International Law Office Client Choice Award in the Trade & Customs category. Chris was also named recipient of the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for his article "Self-defeating: Export Controls Imperil Cross-Border M&A".
Section 337 investigations and antidumping and countervailing duty actions before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US Department of Commerce as well as related appellate litigation before US Federal Courts.
International competition and antitrust matters, including US criminal and civil actions, and merger review and compliance matters under China's Antimonopoly Law (AML).
OECD Anti-bribery Convention and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. Export control and sanctions rules of the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including compliance, licensing and enforcement.
World Trade Organization (WTO) and NAFTA rules governing goods, services, investment and intellectual property (IP), as well as related dispute resolution panel proceedings.
National security controls on investment in US entities administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the Department of Defense.
"Recent Developments in Section 337 Litigation", 2010 Symposium on International Intellectual Property Strategies for Taiwanese High-Tech Companies,
The Struggles of Shipping Dual-Use Goods to China, China Business Review, January-February 2010
Chapter 9: China, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control, 2010
The Federal Circuit Limits the Jurisdiction of the ITC, 54 International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan 20, July, 2009
What Compliance Counsels Need to Know about the Recently Published Implementing Rules and the Coke Decision under China's Anti-Monopoly Law, Bloomberg Law Reports, May 2009
The Problem With New CFIUS Rules, Law 360, February 26, 2009