Curtis enters Beijing targeting international trade

New York-based Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle (Curtis) will open its first China office in Beijing to focus on international trade matters.

Curtis’ Beijing office will be opened on 1 March and will become the firm’s first location in East Asia. The Beijing office will be led initially by international trade partners William Barringer and Daniel Porter alongside two senior associates and two trade analysts.

Both Barringer and Porter are among a group of four partners and six lawyers who joined the firm’s Washington DC office from Winston & Strawn in January 2012. The two partners, experienced particularly in trade remedies cases and WTO litigaiton, will split their time between Beijing and Washington DC.

“Curtis brings to Beijing a strong track record of representing both Chinese companies and the Government of China in global trade disputes,” said Barringer. “Our direct presence in Beijing will enable us to work more directly with this important client base and to introduce Curtis to potential clients throughout China and Asia.”

Curtis’ Beijing opening comes just three months after its appointment to China’s Ministry of Commerce’s inarguable panel for US trade remedies cases, such as anti-dumping and anti-subsidy actions (5 November 2013).