In today's global economy, with countless interconnected markets, customers are just as often on another continent as they are down the street. For this reason, businesses operating internationally regularly face complex and evolving legal and regulatory frameworks that affect where their goods and services are delivered, by whom and how fast. 

With these dynamics at play, and with our clients’ expanding interests in mind, our International Trade lawyers and practice professionals have long offered strategic advice, advocacy and litigation services to leading multinational companies, governments, and trade associations seeking to profit from opportunities presented and mitigate risks inherent in an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Armed with a global network of knowledgeable and experienced trade professionals, our International Trade practice helps clients like you understand trade policies and comply with local and international trade laws in order to capitalize on opportunities and overcome market barriers.

Many of our team members formerly held prominent government positions, including: US Secretary of Commerce; two US Trade Representatives and a USTR Chief of Staff; EU ambassador to the US; deputy director at the US National Economic Council; chief counsel for trade enforcement and compliance and a senior counsel at the US Department of Commerce; policy director of the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means; and an international economist at the US International Trade Commission (US ITC). These credentials give us the kind of credibility with senior government officials that can help clients open markets, comply with trade laws and resolve trade disputes.

We combine this experience with in-depth industry knowledge and diverse jurisdictional understandings to advise on the following:

Mayer Brown also has one of the most active and experienced international litigation and dispute settlement practices in the world, which offers extensive experience before the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panels and Appellate Body.

US-China Trade Developments
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism



Global: International Trade/WTO
Ranked one of the top 9 firms globally

EU: International Trade/WTO
Ranked one of the top 9 firms across Europe (15 consecutive years ranked)

US: International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy
Ranked one of the top 20 firms in the US

Legal 500

EMEA: Ranked Tier 1 for Belgium > Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping

US: Ranked Tier 2 for International Trade, including Remedies, Policy, WTO, Sanctions (9 consecutive years ranked)

UK - Solicitors: London: Ranked Tier 3 for Corporate And Commercial > EU And Competition: Trade, WTO Anti-Dumping And Customs

Who’s Who Legal

Ten lawyers ranked from Mayer Brown’s International Trade group, including two as prestigious “Thought Leaders”

US News/Best Lawyers

Ranked first-tier in “Best Law Firms” list: International Trade and Finance Law (US and Washington DC)

“Law Firm of the Year” 2021 for International Trade and Finance Law