International trade

International trade is surrounded by law which can be complicated to navigate due to stringent regulations, continuous and frequent developments and changes to trade connections as well as the significant differences in legislation between countries and regions. In order to succeed in relation to international trade, a global approach is required that is based on a thorough understanding of the constantly changing legal, business and political factors which influence international trade of goods and services.

Due to an ever more global trading market with separate national regulatory frameworks, obstacles and challenges arise for the natural and legal persons who want to participate. Unforeseen risks arise across borders which can give rise to liability and significant costs.

Global focus

As a full-service law firm, we have extensive experience in relation to these issues and can assist you to do business smoothly and successfully. Our participation at an early stage of a business relationship means that you will be able to focus on the business and compete at the top of both already established as well as emerging markets, completely comfortable that we will assist you in identifying and minimising risks. 

Examples of issues concerning international trade with which we can assist :

  • Import and export issues (e.g. licensing, trade barriers and sanctions)
  • Taxation, customs and other issues concerning fees
  • Contractual issues (purchase agreements, sale agreements, transportation and warehousing)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Issues concerning criminal liability, including issues concerning money laundering, bribery and corruption
  • Maritime and transport law
  • Internal investigations concerning fraud and other criminal activity
  • Due diligence of business partners prior to entering into a contractual relationship
  • Dispute resolution
  • IP issues
  • Investment and financial issues
  • Competition issues
  • Insurance issues
  • Insolvency issues
  • EU law
  • Brexit
  • Issues relating to dumping, subsidies and state aid
  • Delivery terms
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing
  • Secondment of personnel


We advise companies in all kinds of industries and possess a broad and thorough level of competence across the relevant areas pertaining to international trade. 

In addition, we are part of a strong international network of law firms around the world and can provide our clients with bespoke legal expertise, which makes it possible for us to provide and coordinate cross-border assistance in the most demanding international business deals.