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Baker McKenzie

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Ross Denton

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London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Within: Leading individuals

Ross Denton - Baker McKenzie

Within: EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Standing out for its historically strong trade-focused presence on the London market, the ‚Äėhighly competent‚Äô international trade and WTO team at Baker McKenzie¬†advises on the full scope of matters, including export controls, sanctions, customs, WTO law and trade remedies. The group has specific expertise in sectors such as aerospace and defence, energy, financial services, media, consumer goods, industry and pharmaceuticals. Notably, the team has also experienced an increase in Brexit-related instructions. While the team primarily acts for UK-based exporters and large multinational companies, it has also been advising governmental bodies during the past year. Sunny Mann¬†heads the team and focuses on UK, EU and US export control, sanctions and anti-bribery work. Ross Denton¬†handles matters concerning the public regulation of international trade; this is also an area of specialism for Jennifer Revis, who is adept at handling customs compliance issues. Senior associates Sven Bates¬†and Ben Smith¬†are also recommended.

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VAT and indirect tax

Within: VAT and indirect tax

Baker McKenzie's department is jointly led by head of tax Mark Delaney, head of VAT Mark Agnew and David Jamieson, who leads on contentious VAT. The group is able to provide VAT advice and planning strategies, along with a strong disputes practice, assisting clients with preparations for Brexit and representing them in complex investigations and disputes with HMRC. The firm's international office network also enables the team to provide cross-border advice to clients across the EMEA region; an area enhanced by customs and excise specialists Ross Denton and Jenny Revis.

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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

For Baker McKenzie, its Brexit expertise is particularly prevalent in the work of its international trade and WTO practice, which has extensive knowledge of export controls, sanctions, customs, WTO law, trade remedies and other EU trade law. Ross Denton leads the trade group, which also includes Jennifer Revis, who heads up the customs and excise team. The cross-departmental group also benefits from the firm’s substantial global network and the strength of the firm’s tax, regulatory, immigration, financial services, commercial contracts, IP, data protection and competition teams. Kate Alexander focuses on UK and international tax mandates, Emily Carlisle is the key contact for structuring, implementing and managing cross-border reorganisations, Graham Stuart handles product regulation issues, while senior associate Tony Haque leads the firm’s global immigration and mobility department.

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