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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

International Trade/WTO


Acts for a wide range of clients on investigations, enforcement, disputes and compliance in respect of anti-corruption law and policy, business integrity laws, economic sanctions, export and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, import controls, national security measures, customs and tariffs, anti-dumping, countervail and safeguard actions, and government procurement, including on the application of debarment regimes.

Assists manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers in the design and implementation of supply chain strategies to maximize efficiencies while ensuring full compliance with laws governing the cross-border movement of goods, services and technology.

Also advises on rights, obligations and remedies under international trade and investment agreements, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (NAFTA’s replacement), the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, bilateral investment treaties, and the agreements of the World Trade Organization (including TRIPS and GATS).


LL.B. University of Toronto, 1993; Ontario Bar, 1995; LL.M. (International Trade and Competition Law) Osgoode Hall Law School, 1998.

Adjunct Professor (Anti-Corruption Law and its Application in International Business), Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > International trade

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McCarthy Tétrault‘s international trade practice is a go-to choice for businesses in need of trade and international investment expertise. It is sought after for its expertise relating to enforcement and compliance of numerous international statutes, including anti-corruption, sanctions, and import/export rules. Disputes are a core focus, with particular emphasis on anti-dumping and countervailing measures. This includes advising on the first dumping challenge under CUSMA regulations and handling aspects of WTO and CETA trade agreements. The group also has experience in heavily regulated product markets including energy, mining, pharmaceuticals, technology and defense. John Boscariol leads the team from Toronto, offering broad expertise in trade matters with an emphasis on foreign investment regulation. Also in Toronto are Martha Harrison and senior associate Carmen Francis; they have dual experience in trade and product regulatory frameworks, with Harrison particularly experienced in arbitrations. The team also has a key office in Montreal.