With our extensive hands-on experience of dealing with the EU institutions and Member State authorities, we are able to provide you with the best possible service and advice in any trade defence case launched by the European Commission. We have unique experience dealing with all aspects of trade defence proceedings and our knowledge of the European Commission’s underlying decision making process allows us to have a meaningful dialogue with them to find solutions to the challenges you may face.

The trade defence landscape is changing with greater scrutiny coming on alleged subsidy schemes. Our unrivalled experience of countervailing investigations allows us to provide expert advice to our clients and to co-ordinate the responses of Government bodies and exporting producers.

We have wide ranging experience of dealing with clients producing products ranging from silicon to steel and from citric acid to lever arch mechanisms, ceramics and candles. Whatever your industry we will strive to understand the unique issues that you face – we appreciate that a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely appropriate and our goal is to ensure that you feel that your needs are as important to us as they are to you.

We are currently representing clients in a number of cases before the European Commission.


The EU is a single market with one set of Customs regulations but with 27 separate Customs authorities responsible for enforcing the rules. In this somewhat complex Customs landscape it is essential that goods can clear Customs efficiently with a minimum of delay, are accompanied by the correct documents, and that the amount of any duties are minimised.

With our partners, we have the skills and resources to ensure that companies can achieve these objectives. We can call on the services of experts, usually former Customs officers, who know what the relevant local Customs authorities require and how to resolve any difficulties. We have worked on such issues as valuation, Inward Processing Relief, Outward Processing Relief, licensing, refunds of overpaid duty, GSP and origin questions.


Doing business in the EU means being informed about, and acting in accordance with, an increasingly complex regulatory environment. We can provide advice on diverse matters from authorisation requirements for shipping chemicals, to the rules on packaging of goods for sale in the EU, to phytosanitary standards, data protection regulations and intellectual property protection.

If you wish us to advise on any trade customs or compliance issues you face, or if you just want further details, please complete the form on our Contact page.