News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Client Alert 13 Oct. 2021
Green Claims Code: How the UK Competition and Markets Authority is saying “enough” to corporate greenwashing
Event 21 Sep. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Lectures on the Defense of States in Investment Arbitration at Université Paris Nanterre
News 15 Oct. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Elisa Botero Ranked Among the Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex
News 13 Oct. 2021
Curtis Joins The Appellate Project to Promote Appellate Practice to Diverse Law Students
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
News 16 Aug. 2021
Curtis Establishes Presence in Saudi Arabia
Client Alert 05 Oct. 2021
Proposed Legislative Changes to Federal Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
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Experienced litigator Jim Durling focuses on international trade law and cross-border investment issues. His practice encompasses World Trade Organization (WTO) litigation, trade remedies work, and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) investigations. He has long experience of defending states and private sector clients across a wide range of industries.
Mr. Durling defends foreign governments and companies in antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade remedy investigations. He also advises on parties’ obligations under WTO agreements and has extensive experience in litigating WTO disputes and other trade policy disputes.
Beyond his work on disputes, Mr. Durling also handles a wide range of advisory issues where other regulatory laws affect international trade. He acts for clients on Exon-Florio provisions and related filings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He regularly advises on customs law, including valuation, classification, and customs audits. He has also worked on transfer pricing issues and the intersection of transfer pricing rules with other regulatory requirements.
Mr. Durling has also worked on the intersection of trade laws and antitrust laws, including the anticompetitive consequences of trade law remedies. He has also worked on issues involving the international regulation of intellectual property (IP) and the intersection of rules on IP, antitrust and international trade.
Mr. Durling’s practice involves representing clients around the world. He has worked with governments and companies in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UAE. He has appeared on high-profile trade policy disputes concerning automobiles, semiconductors and color film, and has been actively involved in the related WTO proceedings arising from these cases. His recent major matters include the defense of several antidumping cases against Argetina, China, Japan, Korea, and Oman, several WTO disputes, both attacking and defending trade remedy measures, and U.S. court litigation that invalidated the use of the U.S. countervailing duty law against China.
ITC Injury Proceedings
Trade Remedy Practice
WTO and International Trade Dispute Settlement
U.S. National Security
News 16 Feb. 2021
Curtis Trade team prevails in USITC injury proceeding: No trade restrictions to be imposed on Canada’s blueberry exports to the United States
News 12 Jun. 2020
Curtis Practices and Attorneys Recognized by Legal 500 USA 2020
A highly skilled strategic trade lawyer.
Chambers Global 2021 International Trade: Trade Remedies and Trade Policies - USA
"An excellent trade lawyer."
Chambers Global 2020 - USA International Trade (Remedies & Policy)
"thoughtful and strong on the detail."
Chambers Global 2020 - Asia- Pacific International Trade/WTO
He is "logical and analytical" and "provides excellent service for clients."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, International Trade/WTO
"He is always able to deliver full ideas and requirements in brief and is yet able to facilitate efficient discussions."
Chambers USA 2021 - International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy