Welcome to the Trade Practitioner a resource for current events in international trade and a resource to help you strengthen compliance at your organization.  Please feel free to review our subject matter updates by clicking on a topic below or visit our CFIUS Resources and Learning Center to view useful materials and presentations. Scroll down further to see upcoming events.


Export Controls & Sanctions
Trade Policy &
Market Access

Trade Remedy &

CFIUS Filings & Developments
US Regulation
European Regulation

We update our CFIUS Resources page continuously to provide you with reliable, timely information on CFIUS filings and statuses, and related regulatory developments.
In our Learning Center you will find PowerPoint presentations and webinars on export controls, sanctions and other trade compliance and policy topics.  You will also find our ITAR Practitioner’s Handbook (2018) and other materials.

About the Trade Practitioner

The Trade Practitioner is a product of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice. You will find brief analysis of import and export developments in international trade regulation and policy in the United States and Europe as well as other countries from time to time. In addition, we hope you will the Trade Practitioner to be a useful learning center as we present our view through public speeches that we reproduce on this site.



Stuttgart Automotive Law Summit – Stuttgart, Germany, 14 June 2018

Squire Patton Boggs, the Federal Association of German In-house Lawyers (BUJ), the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the German-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (DCW) and legal tech company Inventus are jointly hosting a summit to discuss strategies to counter new challenges confronting the automotive industry from the perspectives of trade policy and various legal areas (e.g., class action in Germany, GDPR, supply chain and smart mobility). Our own Frank Samolis will be part of a panel to discuss global trade challenges. See here for the complete program and to register.

US Export Controls Workshop – “The ITAR ‘Virus’ Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, 23-25 July 2018

Squire Patton Boggs’s Aerospace & Defense Group is pleased to partner once again with EGADD and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd to host the upcoming workshops in the UK. Continue reading here for additional details on topics to be discussed, format and benefits.