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
Customs & Tariffs
US Regulation
European Regulation
US Government Contracts

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 (2019) and other materials.


Transatlantic Business Conference – November 6-7, 2019 | BerlinFrank Samolis and Jack Kingston will speak at this AmCham Germany-hosted annual conference, now in its 13th year. This year’s theme is “Building the Power to Compete in the 21st Century.” Register here.

The Shifting Transatlantic Trade Landscape and Its Effect on Slovak Businesses – November 8, 2019 | Bratislava. Our Bratislava office, in partnership with Eximbanka, will host Frank Samolis for a discussion on transatlantic trade. Topics to include: Trump trade policy changes, effect of the impeachment procedures, current status of tariffs and remedial measures, outlook on US trade talks with the EU, Japan and India, USMCA and more. Register here.

The Rise of International Sanctions and Their Impact on Your Business – November 15, 2019 | Prague. José María Viñals will visit our Prague office and speak on the ever-changing, complex sanctions landscape and impact to global business operations. Register here.


(Available in the Learning Center)

CE@Schar COMPLIANCE 2020, a Subscription-based Certificate Program Designed by Practitioners for Practitioners – Event Series Kickoff, November 4, 2019 | Washington DC. In case you missed the live kickoff event on November 4, watch it here.

American Bar Association Webinar (ABA): CFIUS Overview, Impact of FIRRMA and Current Pilot Program, and Foreign Investment Concerns – October 30, 2019 | Webinar. Our presentation is now available on-demand.

Boris’s Brexit: A Roadmap to a New US-UK Free Trade Agreement? – Panel Discussion – October 23, 2019 | Washington DC. Unable to attend or watch our panel discussion? A recording is now available. See our latest Brexit Legal blog post – until the next major development – here.

Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) – September 2019 | Presentation and webinar.

Introduction to the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – September 2019 | Presentation and webinar.

Anti-corruption, Sanctions and Compliance for Companies Doing Business Between the US and Russia – May 16, 2019 | Webinar.

About the Trade Practitioner

The Trade Practitioner is a product of the Squire Patton Boggs International Trade Practice. You will find brief analyses of import and export developments in international trade regulations 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 resource. Our presentations and reference materials are available in the Learning Center. Please email InternationalTradeCompliance@squirepb.com with any questions.