Woods, LaFortune LLP provides a wide range of services to its clients, including advocacy before domestic and international courts and tribunals, strategic advice and studies, business planning and analytical research. A key element of the practice is counsel work – advising and representing our clients before administrative bodies including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Canada Border Services Agency; before Canadian Courts, including the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal; as well as before Arbitration Tribunals established under international agreements including the NAFTA Investor-State Dispute Settlement provisions.
We also advise our clients on general business and investment strategies on both a national and international scale. We monitor and advise on developments and implications of international trade obligations across the globe, including the WTO and the NAFTA, in addition to the internal obligations and regulations affecting trade within Canada.
Our general practice includes:
Trade Remedies (Anti-Dumping, Countervailing and Safeguards)
Customs and Country of Origin
Corporate and Commercial Law (Canada and U.S.)
Judicial Review and Appeals
Investment Policy and International Trade Agreements (NAFTA, TPP, CETA etc.)
Investor-State Dispute Settlement
Export Controls and Sanctions