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William H. Barringer
Partner
Washington, D.C.
PHONE: +1 202 452 7332
FAX:+1 202 452 7333
Beijing
PHONE: +86 10 8564 6200
FAX: +86 10 8564 6225
Geneva
PHONE:+41 22 718 3500
FAX:+41 22 718 3502

Mr. Barringer, a partner in the International Trade group, has been practicing international trade law for over 30 years.  He represents numerous foreign governments, foreign companies, multinational companies, and trade associations in the full range of issues arising under U.S. trade law, bilateral and plurilateral agreements, and the World Trade Organization agreement.

Mr. Barringer's practice includes defending foreign interests in trade remedy investigations (antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations), bilateral disputes, disputes arising under free trade agreements, and disputes under the World Trade Organization dispute settlement mechanism.  Mr. Barringer has an international clientele which includes interests in China, Brazil, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, Europe and the United States.  He has advised the Governments of China, Vietnam, Japan and Brazil on disputes before the World Trade Organization involving trade remedies, market access, competition policy, investment policy, and matters arising under various of the other WTO agreements.  He has also advised foreign governments on WTO negotiations (the Uruguay Round and the Doha Round), bilateral and plurilateral trade negotiations, as well as compliance with obligations under existing agreements.  He has represented clients in some of the most important trade disputes, including those involving steel, automobiles, film, textiles and various electronic products.

Over his decades of experience, Mr. Barringer has been the lead attorney on dozens of trade remedy investigations, has negotiated numerous settlements of both trade remedy and other trade disputes, and successfully led challenges to a variety of U.S. practices including the  U.S. policy that permitted payment of antidumping duties to petitioning parties under the Byrd Amendment, U.S.-mandated safeguards on steel, and various issues arising from U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty methodologies.

Mr. Barringer is ranked as a leading International Trade lawyer in both the US and in the Asia-Pacific region by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific  and Chambers USA. Chambers writes that "He is a great strategic lawyer for clients, and one of the most experienced in the world." It also comments that his "wealth of experience in this field includes a long track record in handling Chinese trade cases, for which he is well known in the region." He is also recommended for his work in International Trade by Legal 500 USA.  

COURTS

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of international Trade
USCA - Federal Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association

AWARDS

Recognized as a leading lawyer in International Trade by Chambers USA
Recognized as a leading lawyer in International Trade by Chambers Global
Recognized as a leading lawyer in International Trade by Chambers Asia-Pacific
Recommended for International Trade by Legal 500 USA

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