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Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

International Trade

Led by the firm’s Chair, Keith Mitchell, Q.C., Farris is among the leading Canadian law firms in the field of international trade law.

Our lawyers practising international trade and investment law represent clients in trade disputes, negotiate complex trade arrangements, interpret complex treaty obligations, advocate on behalf of clients with Canadian and foreign governments, assist in trade and investment matters, and participate in international trade arbitrations.

Our representative work includes:

  • Representing the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) in the softwood lumber dispute with the United States since 1996. Our expertise in international trade disputes is considered among the most advanced in Canada.
  • Advising clients on the trade and investment provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the international trade regulatory regime administered by the World Trade Organization.
  • Advising clients on interpretation matters involving the Softwood Lumber Agreement and, in particular, the dispute settlement and anti-circumvention provisions.

Farris is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of leading independent law firms in over 100 countries. Comprised of more than 160 member law firms worldwide, Lex Mundi facilitates the exchange of professional information on local and international practice issues. This network of contacts provided by Lex Mundi has proved to be of enormous value to our clients. 

Our Lawyers

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A. Keith Mitchell, Q.C. Chair kmitchell@farris.com 604 661 9337