International trade - Practices - English
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International trade

Practice areas


For years, large-scale import/export and trading companies have trusted Dentons’ China team to handle litigation proceedings in regular and special courts (such as maritime courts and railway courts), both in China and in foreign jurisdictions. We also represent a wide range of clients - including co...


For years, large-scale import/export and trading companies have trusted Dentons’ China team to handle litigation proceedings in regular and special courts (such as maritime courts and railway courts), both in China and in foreign jurisdictions. We also represent a wide range of clients - including consigners, consignees, holders of bills of lading and holders of waybills - in proceedings before domestic and international arbitral bodies.

Our clientele includes large and mid-size state-owned enterprises under the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), as well as multinational companies headquartered in the US, Switzerland, Japan, England, Singapore, Italy, Kuwait, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Representations for these clients have spanned industries such as steel, metal ore, coal, petroleum, chemical fertilizers, grain, soybeans, cocoa beans, machinery and electronics.

With the rapid development of trade financing in recent years, we have expanded our practice to offer dedicated counsel on all of its aspects, including structure financing, supply chain financing, letters of credit, international factoring and forfaiting.


Key services in this area include:

• Drafting and revising import and export contracts, and reviewing contracts for risk factors and compliance

• Establishing foreign trade agency contracts

• Foreign and domestic debt collection

• Drafting letters of credit and resolving related disputes

• Trade financing and shipping guarantees

• Ship leasing, bills of lading, marine fraud, ship detention, shipment and loading, warehousing and storage, seizure of goods

• Commodity inspection, foreign exchange, customs and bonded area matters

• Customs IP protection

• Cross-border e-commerce and other laws and tax solutions related to Internet commerce