Global law firm White & Case has been selected as one of Law360's International Trade Groups of the Year. David Bond, White & Case partner and the head of the International Trade Practice, spoke to Law360 about the Firm's International Trade Practice and its work in 2022.
Having a presence in key offices around the world has been central to the practice's philosophy since its inception in 1994. Bond said that they initially took that approach in building its trade remedy practice, but recently have been using it in growing its global sanctions and export control team and its CFIUS and FDI team.
"Our global presence and decades of CFIUS and FDI experience allow us to meet these challenges in the numerous cases that we are simultaneously handling at any given time," Bond said. "Not only are we able to guide clients through successful CFIUS reviews in the U.S., but we are also able to leverage our CFIUS workflow and seamlessly coordinate across our network to offer clients a one-stop FDI shop."
White & Case also pulled off a difficult feat in March when it secured an export license. The process, which typically takes at least 30 days or more than three months to be granted, was completed in just three days to help a respiratory protection equipment manufacturer send supplies to Ukraine as part of the Canadian government's commitment that month to fund $100 million in humanitarian assistance to the Eastern European country.
"The biggest challenge was ensuring that all the different parties in the license application review process had the information they needed when they needed it," Bond said.
White & Case's International Trade Practice comprises more than 70 trade lawyers and professionals stationed across 15 offices worldwide.
To learn more about the Firm's International Trade Practice work in 2022, read the full article here.
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