CLK Awarded Trade and Customs Firm of the Year

November 16, 2022

In recognition of the quality of the firm’s work, today Who’s Who Legal presented Cassidy Levy Kent with its global 2022 Trade and Customs Firm of the Year Award. The Award was announced at Who’s Who Legal’s 9th Annual Awards Ceremony at Plaisterer’s Hall in London.

Each year Who’s Who Legal awards firms and individuals that it found through its research to be exceptional — including a firm of the year in each of its featured practice areas, and the award bestowed today on Cassidy Levy Kent for its International Trade and Customs work. Who’s Who Legal has previously described CLK as “the foremost trade and customs team in North America.”

Cassidy Levy Kent operates as an international law firm with offices in Ottawa and Washington. CLK lawyers help clients address international trade and investment issues — whether they involve U.S. or Canadian trade controls, trade remedy litigation, dispute settlement proceedings under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and bilateral and regional free trade agreements and investment treaties, or negotiations and other policy efforts. The lawyers at Cassidy Levy Kent have decades of experience as partners in the international trade and investment practices at some of the largest law firms in Canada and the United States, and started the firm with the objective of combining the experience and high-quality service for which large firms are known with the flexibility and personal attention of a smaller firm.

Cassidy Levy Kent attorneys advise clients on a broad range of international trade and investment issues under Canadian, U.S. and international law. The firm has a proven record of success in Canadian and U.S. enforcement proceedings involving customs, export controls, and economic sanctions. With respect to trade remedy litigation, CLK lawyers and professionals have worked on literally hundreds of cases, and have extensive experience with the full range of legal, economic and accounting issues arising in these proceedings. The firm’s policy experience includes developing and implementing bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiating strategies, and assisting clients to ensure that their interests are adequately protected in the final legislative and regulatory implementation. The firm’s U.S. lawyers have worked on every major U.S. bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiation since the GATT Tokyo Round, as well as all major U.S. trade legislation since the Trade Act of 1974. Its Canadian lawyers have served as advisors in the Trade Law Bureau of the Department of Global Affairs Canada, and have litigated a variety of WTO, NAFTA (now USMCA), and other trade disputes.

Proceeds from this year’s Who’s Who Legal awards are being donated to the Swawou School for Girls in Sierra Leone.