February 22, 2019

Robert MacLean

Dr. Robert MacLean has been practicing in Brussels for more than 20 years, a period including time in the European Commission’s Trade Defence Instruments directorate. He has been a partner in several major international law firms since 2001 before joining us in 2010. His trade client list spans a wide spectrum of EU and global industries ranging from traditional manufacturing to advanced IT-products and has included DG-Trade of the European Commission for whom he was the project leader for two significant evaluations of EU trade policy.

Robert’s practice involves advising in three broad areas of EU and global trade law and practice:

  • Global trade disputes with an EU dimension: When the EU contemplates or starts antidumping or anti-subsidy action against one of its trade partners or restricts trade in a way that is inconsistent with the global rules, Robert advises companies and trade associations on actions to influence the final results of these investigations in the direction best suited to their interests. 

  • Pressures exerted by the global financial crisis have meant our clients are increasingly seeking to save substantial costs and our EU duty reduction and recovery programme, for which Robert is the key architect, achieves precisely this aim by cutting significant EU customs duty liabilities out of our clients’ supply chains. 

Articles in the National Law Review database by Robert MacLean

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