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Advised a sovereign state and other stakeholders regarding a WTO dispute with respect to China’s restrictions on the export of commodities and “rare earth” minerals.
When the U.S. government announced changes to its Cuba policy, major global companies in the consumer products, travel, and entertainment sectors turned to us for advice on policy and trade matters. We advised these clients on export controls and sanctions, legislative proposals, Helms-Burton restrictions, expropriations and certified U.S. claims, and market access issues.
Represented AT&T in antidumping proceedings related to telephone systems for small businesses.
Represented the largest U.S. sugar importer in an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation.
Represented a coalition of U.S. and foreign textile and apparel producers in the CITA safeguards petition process related to imports of Chinese textile and apparel products to the United States.
Successfully represented a client’s intellectual property interests and achieved a successful resolution of a WTO trademark dispute.
Counseled clients on WTO and NAFTA disputes on a wide range of matters, including sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, agricultural subsidies, and intellectual property issues, including the FSC and Byrd WTO disputes against the United States. Our lawyers have argued cases before the WTO and have negotiated solutions related to implementation, compliance, and retaliation in trade disputes.
Assisted leading multinational companies and industry associations in developing and implementing strategies to counter foreign regulations restricting intellectual property rights in violation of the WTO TRIPS Agreement and other regional and bilateral trade agreements.
Advised a leading information technology company and represented them before the U.S. and EU governments in the WTO debate on e-commerce.
Prepared for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a framework for analyzing WTO consistency of China’s approval process for inbound foreign direct investment.
Represented Electricité de France in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings related to low enriched uranium.
Represented Procter & Gamble in antidumping investigation related to diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products.
Represented SolarCity Corporation in solar cells and modules antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
Life sciences companies are being negatively impacted as a result of patent practices in Canada that are leading to the premature invalidation of pharmaceutical patents. We represent a major life sciences company in a dispute under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) seeking compensation for losses suffered by Canada’s internationally inconsistent patent practices.
We assisted one of the world’s largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment in establishing and strengthening relationships with key constituencies in the United States, Africa, and South America, including with relevant government officials and international NGOs. With our knowledge of global development programs and agricultural initiatives, we helped identify future markets and consumers through relationships with U.S. and non-U.S. government officials as well as international NGOs.
Advised a client in its international efforts to remove discriminatory regulatory barriers threatening to keep its product from the market in South Africa, the EU, India, and elsewhere.
One of the world’s largest manufacturers of civilian aircraft wanted to promote its foreign direct investment and expand access to government procurements in the United States and Latin America. We supported the company’s increased engagement in Washington, achieving notable recognition by U.S. policymakers at the most senior levels of government. We also advised on U.S. trade policy, export credit programs, and market access issues.
A global U.S. manufacturing company asked us to develop a range of strategies to protect its investment in Venezuela.
Advising Lenovo in securing approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on its U.S. $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's server business.
Retained by a WTO member to assess the consistency of certain Chinese requirements affecting the licensing of intellectual property rights with its obligations under WTO/TRIPS.
Assisted a European telecommunications company in protecting its interests with the European Commission in a bilateral EU-U.S. regulatory dispute.
Represented ExxonMobil in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings related to crude oil.
Advised several leading U.S. companies in responding to existing and proposed Chinese trade barriers, including in the areas of intellectual property, technology standards, and competition law, and helped our clients succeed in raising the profile of these issues in U.S. bilateral negotiations with China.
Advised major U.S. television program suppliers in enforcing Canada’s market access commitments under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
January 5, 2016, Covington Alert
December 8, 2015
BEIJING, December 8, 2015 - Tim Stratford, managing partner of Covington’s Beijing office, received the China Pioneer Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China. The AmCham China Pioneer Award honors corporate leaders who made early and significant contributions to economic expansion and the business environment across ...
December 3, 2015, Law360
November 25, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2015 - Law360 has named four Covington partners as MVPs in their respective practice areas. The awards single out lawyers from across 31 practice areas based on their success in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals, and complex global matters.
The Covington lawyers recognized as Law360 MVPs are:
Ray Biagini, ...
July 15, 2015, Covington Alert
July 10, 2015, Covington Alert
May 28, 2015, Covington Alert
August 4, 2014, Covington E-Alert
July 30, 2014, Covington E-Alert
July 11, 2014, Covington Advisory
June 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2014 — The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Covington & Burling in its top tier in eight practice areas and recognized 23 individual attorneys as “Leading Lawyers” in the directory’s 2014 edition. Additionally, Legal 500 “recommended” 42 Covington practice areas and 153 Covington lawyers. The eight Covington practices given the top tier ranking ...
May 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2014 — Shara Aranoff, former Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, has joined Covington & Burling as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property and international trade practices. Ms. Aranoff will focus on advising clients in Section 337 investigations as well as in international trade litigation, ...
March 6, 2014, Covington E-Alert
March 5, 2014, Covington E-Alert & Advisory
January 24, 2014, Covington Advisory
December 20, 2013, Covington E-Alert
November 4, 2013, Covington Advisory
September 30, 2013, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, September 27, 2013 — Marisa Lago, assistant secretary for international markets and development at the U.S. Treasury Department, addressed a symposium held at Covington & Burling earlier in September about trends in Chinese foreign direct investment in America. The symposium, co-hosted with the China General Chamber of Commerce, examined the ...
May 31, 2013, Covington E-Alert
March 27, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2013 — For the second straight year, Covington & Burling has been nominated for the 2013 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in five national practice areas. Chambers released its “shortlist” of the law firms nominated based on their pre-eminence and recent achievements in 21 distinct practice areas.
Covington is a finalist in each of ...
November 1, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2012 — Covington & Burling opens its Seoul office today after securing final approval from the Korean Ministry of Justice and the Korean Bar Association.
The new office will be located in the Meritz Tower, at 825-2, Yeoksamdong in the heart of Seoul’s Gangnam business district.
“We are honored to be among the first U.S. law firms to ...
August 27, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 196 individual mentions in 57 areas of law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top U.S. lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as ...
June 27, 2012
LONDON, 27 June, 2012 — For the second straight year, Euromoney Legal Media Group named Covington & Burling partner Lisa Peets “Best in Copyright” during its Europe Women in Business Law Awards.
Ms. Peets, whose practice encompasses legislative advocacy, trade and intellectual property enforcement, heads Covington’s European intellectual property group, and ...
May 16, 2012
LONDON, 16 May, 2012 — Covington & Burling is strengthening its anti-corruption and trade control practices by adding lawyer David Lorello as a partner in its London office. Mr. Lorello is a US lawyer, and has been practicing in London for the last five years, with a broad practice spanning US, UK, and European international regulatory issues. This is ...
May 8, 2012, Covington E-Alert
April 20, 2012, Covington E-Alert
April 16, 2012, Covington E-Alert
March 19, 2012
LONDON, 19 March, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP received 46 individual mentions and 20 practice mentions in the Chambers Global 2012 edition. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers globally by pan-regional and country practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
The Covington lawyers ...
BRUSSELS, 17 January, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Jean De Ruyt has joined the firm’s government affairs group as a senior European policy advisor in Brussels. Ambassador Jean De Ruyt is among the most experienced diplomats in Europe. Most recently, he served as the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the European Union and was ...
September 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 184 individual mentions in 56 areas of law in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows: ...
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — In presenting Covington & Burling LLP with the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in International Trade on June 9th, Chambers noted how the firm’s “comprehensive team covers the complete spectrum of international trade matters and clients benefit from the close-knit and interdisciplinary approach of the department's various ...
June 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP received 123 individual mentions and 45 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2011. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
April 4, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2011 — John Veroneau, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, recently testified before the Senate Finance Committee about the role that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation has in fostering global trade and investment. Mr. Veroneau, the former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and USTR General Counsel, told senators about the economic ...
March 15, 2011, EuroWatch
February 22, 2011, Covington E-Alert
February 7, 2011, The Washington Times
December 2, 2010, Covington E-Alert
August 15, 2010, Eurowatch
August 10, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, August 10, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Peter Lichtenbaum, most recently Vice President for Regulatory Compliance and International Policy at BAE Systems, Inc., has joined the firm as a partner. He will be resident in Covington’s Washington office, and will concentrate in the firm’s International Trade and Finance ...
August 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 138 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
June 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 112 individual mentions and 44 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2010. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
May 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2010 — Against the backdrop of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and on the eve of the upcoming round of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the US and China, Covington & Burling LLP will co-host a day-long event, “Shaping the US-China Business Relationship” on Friday, May 21. The event will be held at the USA National Pavilion, which ...
March 31, 2010, Covington Advisory
March 8, 2010, Covington E-Alert
February 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy P. Stratford, who most recently served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for China Affairs, has joined the firm as a partner. He will be resident in the firm’s Beijing office and will practice in the International Trade and Finance group. Mr. Stratford’s ...
August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 131 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 100 individual mentions and 40 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2009. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
April 14, 2009, Covington E-Alert
April 7, 2009, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Ambassador John K. Veroneau, who most recently served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, has joined the firm’s international practice as a partner. Mr. Veroneau will be resident in Covington’s Washington office.
At USTR, Mr. Veroneau had broad supervisory responsibility ...
June 16, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP received 81 individual mentions and 45 practice mentions in the newly released 2008 Chambers USA. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington ...
WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP has announced the promotion of four new of counsels and five new special counsels in the firm’s five offices. The new of counsels are as follows:
Christopher Denig (Washington) focuses on representing clients in complex federal civil litigation (including class actions), internal corporate ...
LONDON, December 28, 2007 - The latest edition of Chambers Global has ranked Covington & Burling LLP’s expertise in 12 categories globally. “Sound knowledge of the industry” and “sheer breadth of experience“ are just some of the comments gathered by the research team from the firm’s clients. The firm has also achieved 10 individual rankings and a further 16 ...
June 18, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP received 44 practice mentions and 74 individual mentions in the newly released 2007 Chambers USA guidebook. The 2007 edition of Chambers USA attempts to identify the most skilled legal practitioners throughout the country based on the qualities most valued by clients. Covington attorneys have been ...
May 18, 2007
LONDON, 18 May, 2007 — This year’s editions of Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA recognize the firm’s expertise in the following nine areas: CHAMBERS EUROPE • Regulatory and Public Affairs - Europe-wide • Regulatory: Pharma/Life sciences - Europe-wide • WTO/International Trade - Europe-wide In addition, Georg Berrisch was also ranked as a leading individual in ...
June 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2006 - Fifty Covington & Burling lawyers practicing in 27 fields and in each of the firm's US offices were recognized as "leaders in their field" in this year's edition of Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers. The 2006 edition of Chambers USA, which was released June 2, 2006, attempts to identify the most skilled legal ...
2006, chapter in Negotiating Trade: Developing Countries in the WTO and NAFTA
2006, The Laws Behind International Trade
September 7, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2005 - Covington & Burling announced today that Alan P. Larson will join the firm as Senior Advisor. His practice will include providing clients with strategic, non-legal advice and counseling on international trade, finance, and antitrust/comity issues. He will be resident in the firm's Washington office.
Mr. Larson, who holds ...
August 2004, Review of International Political Economy 11
April 2004, Law Seminars International Conference, Houston
March 2003, World Trade Review 2 (reprinted in The WTO, Economic Interdependence, and Conflict)
December 2002, Pharmaceutical International Lawyers Legal Seminars (PILLS)
March 14, 2002
March 14, 2002 - Washington, D.C. – In a move reflecting the critical juncture the transatlantic business community believes is being faced by the United States and Europe, the European-American Business Council (EABC) board of directors today named internationally respected Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and Hugo Paemen, former ...
March 2002, The Conference Board's Council of Senior International Attorneys, Miami
2001, chapter in Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities
Winter 2000, International Organization 54 (reprinted in International Law and International Relations: An International Organization Reader)