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International Trade (WTO) Laws and Policy & Advisory Practice

The International Trade (WTO) Laws and Policy & Advisory practice group at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices is recognized by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 as one of the leading practice groups in India in this area. As quoted in Chambers Asia Pacific, “Luthra & Luthra is a well respected firm and its international trade practice has excellent performance”. The services offered by this team include the practices of the International Trade (WTO) group and the Policy & Advisory group.

The International Trade (WTO) group provides assistance in trade remedial investigations such as anti-dumping, safeguard and countervailing duties, and appears regularly before different fora such as the Directorate General of Anti-dumping, Directorate General of Safeguards, the CESTAT, High Courts and Supreme Court of India. It has also successfully represented Indian exporters in trade remedial investigations before the European Commission. The practice group has also represented the Government of India in the capacity of exclusive legal counsel in international trade disputes before the WTO Panel and Appellate Body, and regularly advises various departments of the Government of India on WTO policy matters.

The Policy & Advisory Group specialises in areas where the regulatory framework is still developing or is fast-changing, and works across industry sectors including Information and Communications Technology and Electronics, Environment and Energy. The services provided span both legal and policy advisory, and include watch and monitoring services; assistance with regulatory interactions such as stakeholder consultations, public hearings, open houses, and policy discussions; strategic policy advisory and risk mitigation; alliance and consensus building, representation at industry associations/ chambers. It also addresses internal policy adaptation requirements of the client, focused on understanding existing public policy positions of the client in other markets, and modifying such policies for Indian requirements. It assists in outreach management, and also provides support in preparing concept notes, commissioned whitepapers, drafting media briefs on policy matters, organising workshops and seminars, and in conducting in-house training on government affairs and public policy.