Lawyer Brenda Swick Joins Dickinson Wright LLP

June 18, 2015
Dickinson Wright LLP, Canada’s leading full-service business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel, is pleased to announce that Lawyer Brenda Swick has joined the firm as a Partner.

Ms. Swick focuses on international trade, government contracting, anti-corruption and regulatory compliance with the laws governing the cross border trade in goods, services and technology including judicial review of government decisions. Her expertise encompasses customs and tariffs, export and import controls, economic sanctions, blocking measures (Cuba), defence trade controls, anti-dumping and countervailing investigations and anti-corruption compliance. She is also a leading expert on government contracting and has represented clients in bid disputes before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and courts. She regularly advises clients on Canada’s international, trade and investment agreements, including investor state disputes under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA. She has represented clients in some of Canada’s highest profile trade disputes in softwood lumber, dairy products, alcoholic beverages, baby food, natural resources and energy. Ms. Swick is well known in government circles and brings to clients years of experience in dealing effectively with governments and administrative agencies.

Ms. Swick has the distinction of being one of the expert trade arbitrators appointed by the Government of Canada under Chapter 19 of the NAFTA.

Ms. Swick is twice ranked as a leading practitioner in International Trade and in Public Procurement in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. She is also a recognized leader for her international trade and customs practice work in Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2015 and in International Trade Regulation in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. She is further ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014 in Public Procurement as “one of the best in Canada for competitive contracting law and trade agreements relating to government procurement”.
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