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, 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 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 2021

International Trade/WTO – Global Market Leaders
Ranked as one of the top 8 International Trade firms globally.

International Trade/WTO – Europe-wide
Ranked as one of the top 9 International Trade firms Europe-wide.

Chambers USA 2021

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

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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

Legal 500 USA 2020

Ranked in Tier 2 in the International Trade – United States category.

Who’s Who Legal 2020

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

US News/Best Lawyers

US News/Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” 2021 for International Trade and Finance Law.

Ranked Tier 1 in the US and Washington DC in the 2021 "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.