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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

(Leading individuals)

John BoscariolMcCarthy Tétrault

Split between Toronto and Montréal, McCarthy Tétrault‘s international trade group is ‘quick to understand the complexities of its clients’ business and products‘. The team is highly sought after for its advice on enforcement and compliance, economic sanctions, and import and export controls. It also has a strong reputation in trade disputes, including WTO proceedings and matters before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. Acting for domestic and international financial institutions, the group has developed expertise in a range of heavily regulated markets, including energy, mining, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology and defence. Litigator John Boscariol leads the team from Toronto, and is recommended for his experience of foreign investment regulation and cross-border trade. Also recommended are Martha Harrison, who focuses on matters involving power, energy, natural resources and technology; and Carmen Francis, a standout senior associate in the team.