Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Businesses Under Audit Are Not Okay

Any business owner who is under audit (income tax, goods and services tax, provincial sales tax, employer health tax, customs duties, etc.) will tell you that they are not okay - even if they are the most compliance minded. ...

United States Files WTO Case Against China Challenging Chinese Famous Brand Programs

On December 19, 2008, the United States Trade Representative issued a press release "US Challenges Chinese Famous Brand Programs at WTO" - see...

Canadian Company Considers Suing El Salvador

On December 9, 2008, a Canadian mining company, Pacific Rim Mining Corp., using its Nevada-based subsidiary Pac Rim Cayman LLC, filed a Notice of Intent under the investment provisions of the CAFTA-DR (that is the...

China Starts Advance Manifest Requirements - Air and Ocean

China implements advanced manifest filing effective January 1, 2009 and requires all cargo imported or transshipped on container ships into China to be electronically submitted to China Customs 24 hours prior to loading at...

Being Just A Little Too Literal

Back in October 2001, the Office of Foreign Assets Control named the Tamil Tigers as a terrorist organization. Kumar is a Sri Lankan fisherman and U.S. asylum seeker. He was taken hostage by the Tamil Tigers in November 2004,...