The world is getting smaller, expanding the range of markets available to a business or investor.
Taking advantage of new markets in an increasingly complex global economy requires experienced and dedicated legal advice.
Our lawyers practising international trade & investment law represent clients in trade disputes, negotiate trade arrangements and interpret complex treaty obligations. We advocate on behalf of clients with Canadian and foreign governments, assist in trade and investment matters, and participate in international trade arbitrations. Our clients benefit from our depth of commercial experience and expertise to counsel clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic investments across a range of industries in diverse international markets.
Our experience 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. We advise 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.
Farris provides legal advice to clients from the Asia Pacific region investing in Canada, as well as to Canadian companies transacting business in Asia. Farris recognizes the importance of understanding the local market and with our alliance with Lex Mundi, Farris has the capability to provide unsurpassed strategic advice in all markets, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, India, or elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region. Our reputation and the relationships that the firm has established with local, provincial and federal governments facilitate the opening of doors for our clients.