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. 

"Among the best for customs law," Mayer Brown provides "service of the highest level in all aspects." — Legal 500

With these dynamics at play, and with our clients’ expanding interests in mind, Mayer Brown’s International Trade practice has long offered informed and effective guidance on all aspects of international trade law. Armed with a global network of knowledgeable and experienced trade lawyers, and an ability to draw upon the experience of numerous former government officials, we are ideally positioned to tackle the full gamut of international issues facing our clients.

Across our offices in Beijing, Brasília, Brussels, Dubai, London, São Paulo, and Washington, we count among our ranks two former US Trade Representatives (USTR), a former US Secretary of Commerce, a former chief counsel for trade enforcement and compliance at the US Department of Commerce, a former EU ambassador to the United States, a former member of the US Congress, a former chief of staff at USTR, the former chief policy director with the US House Ways & Means Committee, and numerous former trade negotiators, senior lawyers and economists in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere around the world.

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


Chambers Global 2019

International Trade/WTO – Global-Wide
Ranked as one of the top 11 International Trade firms globally.

International Trade/WTO – Europe-wide
Ranked in Band 2 as one of the top 6 International Trade firms Europe-wide.

Chambers USA 2019

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy
Ranked as one of the top 20 International Trade firms in the United States.

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Ranked in Tier 1 in the Belgium > Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping category.

Legal 500 USA 2019

Ranked in Tier 2 in the International Trade category.

Who’s Who Legal 2019

Six lawyers and professionals are featured from Mayer Brown’s global practice. 

US News/Best Lawyers

Ranked Tier 1 in the US and Washington DC in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" by US News/Best Lawyers.

American Lawyer 2013

Global Dispute of the Year: International Litigation in the inaugural American Lawyer 2013 Global Legal Awards.