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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 Cases
World Trade Organization
News 20 Feb. 2020
18 Curtis Practice Areas and 22 Individuals Ranked in Chambers Global 2020
News 05 Jun. 2019
Curtis secures 6 practice-level rankings and Individual Recognitions in Legal 500 USA 2019
"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 probably the best lawyer I have worked with over the past 20 years." relays a client.
Chambers Global 2018 - USA, International Trade
He is "logical and analytical" and "provides excellent service for clients."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, International Trade/WTO
James Durling rounds out the team at partner level.
Legal 500: USA 2019, International Trade