Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for 12 years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” We advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices. Our firm strikes the balance between scale and agility, handling large and complex matters, while remaining flexible to adapt to clients’ needs and market developments. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.
Pallett Valo LLP is the largest and one of the most respected law firms in Peel Region, and has been recognized by their peers as a Top 10 Ontario Regional Law Firm in consecutive biannual surveys by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
They provide professional services in the following areas:
- Business Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate
- Construction Law
- Employment & Labour Law
- Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
- Wills, Estates & Trusts
They have built their reputation by both protecting and growing the business assets of their clients and by offering a refreshingly distinct Right-sized Thinking® approach to service. They take the time to understand your business and industry environment and then apply their expertise, experience and entrepreneurial spirit to make the difference. They measure their success by the success of their clients.
White & Case is truly a global law firm. The Firm’s 2,000 lawyers in 44 offices around the world are accustomed to translating creative solutions from one region or market to the realities of other regions or markets. Our International Trade group helps clients manage the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. Our practice provides a range of services designed to match the scope of global trade regulation and to answer the needs of our clients wherever and whenever they arise.
Like our clients, we deliver our services across borders, often with teams that speak the local language and are culturally sensitive. Our trade professionals are located in the main trade regulatory centers—including Washington, Mexico City, Geneva, Brussels, and Tokyo—and they work together in integrated teams whenever necessary to help our clients.
Matthew R. Nicely is a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s International Trade practice group. His practice covers the full range of the U.S. trade regulatory regime, including trade policy, trade remedies, customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott and anti-corruption laws (FCPA). He also advises clients on opportunities and risks presented by international obligations under bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade and investment agreements, including the World Trade Organization (WTO). Matt has represented clients across multiple industries in antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and safeguard litigation, and with respect to the business implications of day-to-day trade and customs regulation. Relying on his knowledge of WTO agreements, he counsels clients on whether actions taken by member governments comply with WTO Agreements, on implementation procedures under U.S. law, and on methods for resolving trade disputes, including through formal dispute settlement. Matt has represented clients before multiple U.S. agencies and U.S. courts, including in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, International Trade Commission, and U.S. Trade Representative and in appeals before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also an adjunct law professor at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
Bill Kitay is a Member of Pallett Valo’s Business Law Practice and the Cross Border Services Practice.
Bill specializes in providing legal counsel on cross-border business issues, representing both Canadian entities that would like to expand into the United States and U.S. entities that would like to invest in Canada. He is the cross-border legal specialist for businesses in the GTA.
Bill is one of the few lawyers in the Province of Ontario who is called to the bar in the U.S. (in New York, Connecticut and DC) and in Ontario.
Bill was responsible for the negotiation and finalization of a Memorandum of Agreement detailing the Strategic Partnership between AmCham Canada and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. This was the first time that this governmental agency entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with any Canadian enterprise.
Francisco de Rosenzweig is an international trade partner at White & Case in Mexico City. A former Mexican federal government official, Francisco served as the deputy minister of foreign trade at the Ministry of the Economy from 2011-2016, where he led Mexico’s international trade negotiations on issues including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance Trade Initiative. Francisco also represented Mexico’s interests before the World Trade Organization.
Last year, Francisco represented two of Mexico’s major business councils, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (the principal council of commerce comprised of the business sector of Mexico’s nine major regions) and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (the agroindustry’s main council) in their relationship with the Mexican Government for, and during, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Francisco has authored more than 45 and has served as a speaker at several trade-related conferences in Mexico, the United States, and other countries.