Charles L. Crowley

Charles Crowley is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Charles directly using the contact details listed above.

Charles is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and resident in the New York office. As a nationally-recognised authority on international trade and business law, Charles has substantial experience leading and directing global trade and customs practices.

Charles concentrates his practice on assisting multinational corporations with a wide variety of customs and international trade activities, including international supply chain security and management, intellectual property rights, import / export process management, antidumping and countervailing duty matters, unfair trade actions and anti-corruption compliance.

In addition, Charles provides counsel to clients on customs issues such as first sale and other valuation matters, duty refunds and tax / tariff reductions, foreign-trade zones and customs audits. He also advises clients on penalty matters and brings considerable insight to these issues as a former attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Regulations and Rulings and as a licensed U.S. Customs Broker in good standing since 1999.

Charles currently devotes a significant amount of time working in Asia for various clients importing and exporting to the United States.

Among his clients are companies who import and export products such as food, textiles and apparel, electronics, high-technology equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive products, heavy equipment, steel, machinery, footwear and eyewear. In the textile and apparel industry, Charles advises several large, well-known manufacturers and retailers.

Prior to joining Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, Charles was a senior partner with two of the Big Four accounting firms for a combined tenure of 15 years. This experience enables Charles to provide clients with comprehensive advice associated with the various aspects of imports and exports, including tax, finance, logistics and global risk management.

Charles Crowley is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. He belongs to the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the National Council of International Trade in Business, is a member of the board of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and is a former president of the Customs Lawyers Association. His publications include the Import Handbook and a bi-monthly column in the TradeWatch Customs and International Trade Global Newsletter, and he is a member of the editorial board for the International Tax Newsletter.

Yiannos Georgiades

Yiannos Georgiades is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Yiannos directly using the contact details listed above.

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1965.

Education: Ealing College of Higher Education (LL.B. Hons.) (1989), Inns of Court School of Law, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London (Barrister-at-Law) (1990). He gained hands-on experience working at a City of London solicitor’s firm prior to moving to Cyprus. In 1995, he also worked as a visiting attorney at Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago and Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Member: Cyprus Bar Association, Bar of England and Wales (Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn), President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, President of Metropole Alliance International Association of Lawyers and Professionals.

Practice Areas: Corporate and commercial law, international tax planning, international trade, cross-border disputes – private international law, real estate, investments, alternative dispute resolution, medical negligence, intellectual property law, franchise law, Internet and media law and litigation.

Firm Overview:

The firm was established in 1992 by the Managing and Founding partner, Mr Yiannos Georgiades and as well as its Cyprus office has an office in London, the United Kingdom and Athens, Greece. Mr Georgiades is the President of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration and an executive member of the Court and an online mediator for commercial disputes for the Chamber of Commerce of Milan.

The firm is now a thriving concern. It is essentially international in outlook with approximately three-quarters of the clientele of international origin, it also has a firm foothold in the domestic market, providing an extensive range of legal consultancy services to both Cypriot and multinational clients. The firm has established a network of legal contacts and associates in many countries around the world. The main focus is on providing a first-class service to its clients and it has acquired a very good reputation and a wealth of experience across the major practice areas, inter alia, corporate and commercial law, real estate law, intellectual property law, dispute resolution and litigation.

Over the years, the firm has grown and developed and now offers the diverse professional skills of qualified lawyers, legal consultants and legal assistants. These skills and attributes combine to provide flexible and viable solutions to meet the requirements of clients both in Cyprus itself and worldwide. Our staff can collectively speak a number of different languages, including English, Russian and Greek.

The firm consists of a dedicated professional team of employees who are proud to continue to provide high quality services.

The firm’s clients range from private individuals to banks, property developers, real estate agents and investors, property fund managers, hotels, corporate clients, financial companies, media companies, medical practitioners, trustee companies, accountancy firms, charitable foundations and associations, municipalities, international airlines, TV channels, trademark and patent offices.

Barr. EdoAbasi Udo

EdoAbasi Udo is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact EdoAbasi directly using the contact details listed above.

EdoAbasi chairs Lex Artifex LLP and coordinates the various practice areas of the Firm. He practices business law, covering a full array of Nigerian and international commercial law. He serves our clients who are involved in transborder trade, shipping and maritime, intellectual property, oil and gas, services and manufacturing sectors, and across the value chains.

He advises on doing business, JVs, public-private partnerships, project finance, and legal and regulatory compliance. EdoAbasi’s additional background in Project Management has been strategic and most expedient in attaining our clients’ business goals.

EdoAbasi Udo earned a BL from the Nigerian Law School, an LL.B from the University of Uyo, Nigeria, and a BSc. in Project Management from the University of Jos, Nigeria.

Firm Overview:

Lex Artifex, LLP, provides a wide range of timely and cost-efficient integrated legal solutions to its clients both internationally and in Nigeria. The firm’s practice areas include corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, trade and investment advisory, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, tax advisory, immigration, legal due diligence, dispute resolution.

Lex Artifex, LLP clients’ portfolio includes individuals, companies, international agencies, and foreign law firms.

Philippe De Baere

Philippe De Baere is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Belgium on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Philippe directly using the contact details listed above.

Van Bael & Bellis is uniquely placed to assist companies and third country governments in understanding and navigating the regulatory complexities resulting from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union.

Our lawyers are frequently consulted by governments and multinational companies on how to address the complexities resulting from Brexit.

As the leading trade and customs law specialists in Brussels, Van Bael & Bellis assists clients in dealing with the disruption of supply chains as a result of the reintroduction of tariffs and customs borders between the United Kingdom and the European Union, and advises on the steps that can be taken to mitigate the impact.

Likewise, the firm provides guidance on how free trade agreements can be used to maintain free access to the European Union and United Kingdom markets for both goods and services.

Firm Overview:

Van Bael & Bellis is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels and London

Established in 1986, we house a multi-jurisdictional team of lawyers who provide specialised advice to clients ranging from multinational corporations and government bodies to international trade associations and international law firms.

Since our inception, we have developed a reputation as one of the most skilful teams of lawyers in our areas of expertise.

We have a third office in Geneva exclusively dedicated to WTO matters.

Simuzar Feyzullayeva

Simuzar Feyzullayeva is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Azerbaijan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Simuzar directly using the contact details listed above.

Simuzar is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Baku office. Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is a low-lying city with coastline along the Caspian Sea. It’s famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, she worked in the Boston Municipal Court’s Dorchester Division, the Legal Advocacy and Resource Centre in Boston, the Azerbaijan branch office of PricewaterhouseCoopers Central Asia and Caucasus B.V., and various courts in Baku.

Simuzar focuses on trade and commerce matters. She also advises Azerbaijani and international clients on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and finance matters.

Our Azerbaijani lawyers assist with transactions and joint ventures as well as advising on regulatory issues related to the financial, telecoms and energy markets, including representation foreign and state-owned companies in significant banking and corporate matters, and features an outstanding dispute resolution team.

A favoured choice among European financial institutions and international corporate clients for inbound mergers and acquisitions and project financing mandates, the Baku office is able to leverage its position as part of one of the most extensively-networked law firms in the world to secure top-level clients.

Zhao Jing

Zhao Jing is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in China on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zhao directly using the contact details listed above.

Zhao once worked in customs system ranging from the Policy and Regulation Bureau of General Administration of Customs and China E-port Data Center to Urumqi Customs District, etc., and subsequently served in a position up to Senior Manager in a consulting company with main business of customs affairs and taxation consultation.

Ms. Zhao prides herself on her experience in provision of services for import and export enterprises, which include tariff planning, design of import and export process, drafting and review of relevant business agreements, risk evaluation of customs affairs, negotiation on valuation and classification with customs, assistance on customs audit for enterprises, agency of cases subject to customs administrative penalty, agency of criminal cases, agency on international trade disputes, etc.

Zhao Jing has provided services for the clients, including Bayer, GE, Shanghai GM, BMW Brilliance, Nike, France Veolia Water, Diebold Financial Equipment, Siemens, LG, Fairfield Industrial Ltd, Kenney Manufacturing Company, Digital China, etc.; in addition, her has provided services for government clients including General Administration of Customs, Beijing Customs District and its subordinates, Shanghai Customs District, Suzhou Customs District, etc.

Firm Overview:

Beijing DHH Law Firm is the head office of Deheng Law Group, one of China’s largest legal services providers. With ten mainland offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Handan, Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and eight overseas representative offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Berlin, Washington D.C., London, Toronto and Moscow, DHH is able to provide one-stop legal services to satisfy the needs of the clients both at home and abroad.