(November 10, 2020, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Trade Policy Blog. This blog will offer experienced insights into international trade developments from Steptoe lawyers around the world. Steptoe is launching its blog today with an in-depth analysis of the likely US trade policy of President-elect Joe Biden.
The Steptoe Global Trade Policy Blog covers trade remedies, trade policy, investor-state arbitration, customs, trade negotiations and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The blog was created to help companies understand developments in these areas so that they can avoid disruption to their business activities in an increasingly uncertain regulatory and commercial environment.
Steptoe's trade team possesses a wealth of knowledge in international trade and investment policy and politics. The group distinguishes itself by combining this experience with technical legal skills across a broad range of trade disciplines, and bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, including the WTO. With trade lawyers in Washington, Brussels and Beijing, Steptoe has deep capabilities in all aspects of trade remedy investigations, US and EU customs law, trade policy, WTO dispute settlement, and investor-state arbitration.
The group continues to be involved in the most high-profile and difficult trade disputes between the United States and China, as well as key trade matters involving Latin America, Canada, India, and the EU. Steptoe's trade practice is consistently recognized as one of the world's leading trade practices by the legal directories Chambers and The Legal 500 and has been named an "International Trade Group of the Year" by Law360 six times since 2010. Steptoe has also won the China Law & Practice International Firm of the Year Award in Trade three times in the past five years, and the China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Award in International Trade every year since 2013.
In September, Steptoe announced the launch of its Supply Chain team. The cross-industry and cross-practice team helps companies around the world navigate the regulatory, litigation, transactional, and legislative/policy challenges and issues that could threaten the sustainability—or even viability—of their global supply chains.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.