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Fasken Appointed to UK Government’s International Trade Disputes Panel

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Ottawa (Canada)/London (United Kingdom) – Canadian law firm Fasken has been appointed to the UK government’s post-Brexit international trade law panel in a consortium with London-based law firm Pinsent Masons and US law firm BakerHostetler.

The Trade Law Panel was established to advise the UK government on international trade issues after leaving the European Union at the end of January 2020.

After a competitive process, Fasken and its consortium partners were among a select group of international law firms appointed to the panel to address trade law disputes, for a term of four years.

The Fasken team is led by Peter Mantas, global head of procurement and senior litigation counsel in international dispute matters. Mr. Mantas is based in the firm’s offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and London.

Mr. Mantas said: “We look forward to joining with our outstanding consortium colleagues in defending the UK Government’s interests in future trade disputes.”

About our International Trade and Customs Law practice group

The firm’s International Trade and Customs Law practice represents clients in international trade-remedy matters ranging from anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards to trade remedy investigations. Recognized for our experience in international trade policy, regulatory issues and litigation, we have assisted governments in formulating compliant trade and economic policies. The firm also represents companies in trade remedy cases and manage the details of customs audits.

About our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group

The Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group is ranked among the top litigation teams by several publications including Chambers, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Best Lawyers. The litigators at Fasken are leading authorities in their areas and represent clients’ interests at all levels of court, arbitration, mediation and in front of tribunals. Fasken’s team has extensive experience in cross border disputes.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 750 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Our clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at

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