Squire Sanders has been appointed to the legal panel of the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM), following a competitive tender process. This is the first time MOFCOM has established a formal legal panel, which consists of two sub-panels for international investment and for world trade organisation (WTO) and regional trade agreement (RTA) disputes. Squire Sanders was one of a small number of international law firms to win a place on both sub-panels.
As a member of MOFCOM’s panel, Squire Sanders will have the opportunity to represent the Chinese government on economic and trade agreements, overseas investment and international investment dispute cases, as well as WTO and RTA matters and cross-border dispute resolution.
The Squire Sanders pitch team was led by Shanghai office managing partner Daniel Roules, supported by Corporate and Regulatory lawyers throughout the firm, including Stephen Chelberg (Tokyo), Peter Chow (Hong Kong), Joseph Markoski and George von Mehren (London), George Grammas, Peter Koenig and David Spooner (Washington, D.C.), Rostislav Pekar (Prague).
Mr. Roules commented: “Our selection to advise MOFCOM not only recognizes the strength of our presence in China, but also the scope of our global platform and the quality of services we provide worldwide.”