Martha Harrison joins McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade Practice in Toronto

Toronto, November 8, 2017 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the arrival of equity partner Martha Harrison who has joined our leading national International Trade and Investment Law, and Retail and Consumer Markets Groups.

Martha’s practice is focused on international trade and customs law, with an additional emphasis on regulatory, government relations, contracting, and international arbitration matters. “Martha is known for her practical approach to her clients’ legal problems, particularly in the consumer space,” said Caroline Zayid, Practice Group Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Litigation Group. “She is a tremendous addition to our firm and her experience in dealing with trade and customs issues will be vital to our clients, especially in today’s evolving political climate.”

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With expertise in advising clients in the power, mining, oil & gas, retail and consumer markets, and technology sectors, Martha places a premium on truly understanding a client’s business in order to effectively address their challenges. Martha’s international trade and investment practice includes customs law, anti-dumping and countervail issues, import and export controls, and foreign investment. She further provides clients with strategic and pragmatic advice regarding product regulation in Canada, including standards, packaging and labelling, importing and exporting issues, and transportation matters. Fluently bilingual, Martha represents clients in French as well as in English. She was named one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2013, and is recognized as a leading Canadian international trade lawyer by a number of industry and peer-review directories.

“McCarthy Tétrault is known for its commitment to its clients and industry focus, as well as dedication to innovation and collaboration across its nationally integrated platform,” said Martha. “That reputation for providing clients real business solutions appealed to me and I am excited to join my new colleagues to work with clients across Canada and around the world.”

McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade & Investment Law Group is recognized worldwide for its experience in trade and investment law matters. The Group advises on all matters related to trade, investment and customs, including anti-corruption law and policy; economic sanctions, anti-terrorism laws, export and technology transfer controls, and defense/military trade controls; international trade and investment agreements, such as NAFTA, CETA, agreements of the WTO, and investor-state claims under bilateral investment treaties; customs and other border measures; and government procurement. Acting in disputes, investigations, enforcement, transactional due diligence and compliance matters arising in these areas for private and public sector clients both in Canada and abroad, the Group assists clients in both national languages.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres, as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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