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Swick joins Cassels Brock as partner in business law group

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 @ 9:41 AM | By John Chunn


Brenda Swick has joined Cassels Brock as a key partner in the firm’s business law group, with particular expertise in international trade and investment law.

Swick assists clients in understanding how to expand and protect their business at home and abroad under the myriad of Canada’s international trade and investment agreements and is one of Canada’s leading practitioners in her field.

Her practice focuses on economic sanctions, export, import and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, blocking measures, national security measures, anti dumping, countervail and safeguard measures, customs and tariffs, government contracting and anti-corruption enforcement and compliance. She also represents clients in anti dumping and countervailing duty investigations before the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. In addition, Swick offers extensive expertise in government contracting, enforcement and compliance, litigation, anti-corruption and government relations.

For over 20 years, Swick has successfully litigated high-profile cases and has advised governments and private sector clients in more than 15 WTO dispute resolution proceedings.

She was formerly counsel to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and was appointed as an expert arbitrator under Chapter 19 of NAFTA.

She will be based in the firm’s Toronto office.