International Trade & Investment

Key Contacts

Barutciski Milos High Resolution Image Milos Barutciski
Partner and Co-Head, International Trade and Investment Law
T: 416.777.6556
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Goldman Jesse High Resolution Image Jesse I. Goldman
Partner, International Trade and Investment Law
T: 416.777.6442
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Kronby Matthew Matthew Kronby
Partner, International Trade and Investment Law
T: 416.777.4664
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Pearson Darrel High Resolution Image Darrel H. Pearson
Partner and Co-Head, International Trade and Investment Law
T: 416.777.4811
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Bennett Jones' International Trade and Investment group is positioned in all aspects of international trade and investment law. Our members have a proven track record of expertise in all of the elements that comprise the regulation of international business, including market access for goods, services, intellectual property and investment. Our practice is also fully integrated with the firm's extensive cross-border commercial, transactional, tax, banking and dispute settlement services.

The group was established with the objective of becoming best-of-class in Canada. We have formed our team by selective recruitment of proven leaders in all facets of the discipline at both the partner and associate levels, as well as senior advisors who bring the sound judgment necessary for strategic decision-making in the international business and regulatory arena.

Our experience spans domestic trade and investment laws, international rules and treaties, and international dispute settlement in trade and investment matters. Our depth allows us to offer the most comprehensive range of legal services in Canada in relation to international trade and investment regulation. Whether clients require advice on technical border issues or high-level trade policy, treaty negotiation or international relations matters, we are able to draw on our members' unparalleled expertise in international business regulation to provide timely, practical and informed advice.

Our group includes several partners who are among the most highly-ranked and regarded international trade and investment, customs and commodity tax lawyers in Canada, a former Minister of Public Security (with responsibility for the Canada Border Services Agency), a former ambassador to the United States who was also one of the architects of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, and a former Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada who was intimately involved in every major international initiative, trade negotiation or dispute involving Canada for more than a decade.

We provide advice and represent on matters involving:

  • Customs and Border Administration
  • Commodity Taxes
  • Trade Remedies
  • Trade Agreement, Policy and Negotiations
  • Investment Treaties and Disputes
  • Import and Export Controls
  • Product Regulation and Standards
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices
  • Extraterritorial Measures and Claw-back Statutes
  • Government Procurement and Bid Challenges
  • International Trade and Energy

Select Experience

  • Nordion Inc. in connection with the due diligence aspects of its US$826M acquisition by Sterigenics relating to an investigation by Canadian and US regulatory authorities. Sterigenics is a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm. Read more
  • Lone Pine Resources Canada Ltd. and Lone Pine Resources Inc., in connection with a $400-million cross-border recapitalization and restructuring transaction pursuant to a plan of compromise and arrangement under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) and ancillary proceedings under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Read more
  • Sinopec Group in¬†connection with¬†its $2.9 billion acquisition of Daylight Energy Ltd. Read more

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Band 1, International Trade/WTO

    They are excellent; very professional and very timely. Absolutely top-notch."
  • 2017, The Legal 500: Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked Tier 1, International Trade

    "standout leader in the international trade area", "unparalleled level of expertise in this complex area of the law", "simplify complicated concepts and bring strategic focus", "the best trade group in the country"
  • 2016, Chambers Canada

    Bennett Jones, ranked, Band 1, International Trade/WTO

    “The team is highly competent, resourceful and experienced. They have pursued our matter even in the face of difficult circumstances.”
    “I was impressed by their expertise and the range of matters they were able to handle.”

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