Sanjay Notani is a Partner at ELP and Co-heads the International Trade & Customs practice. He is a member of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) and the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (“CITBA”).
Sanjay represents domestic manufacturers, foreign exporters, governments trade associations and importers in administrative and appellate litigation to obtain trade remedial reliefs from unfairly traded imports in anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard duty proceedings initiated inbound, outbound and disputes arising from Free Trade Agreements (“FTA’s”)/Regional Trade Agreements (“RTA’s”). He also provides trade advice on various FTA’s/RTA’s being negotiated and signed by India including WTO Disputes. This includes analysis of all the matters that make up an import or export declaration including valuation, classification, country of origin, marking and labelling, qualification for the relevant Free Trade Program/Agreement and Free Trade zone issues. He helps clients respond to customs notices, conduct internal compliance reviews, pursue customs rulings and providing advice on issues such as regulatory barriers. He has advised businesses and industry associations on wide array of issues related to SPS and TBT with a predominant focus on market access challenges to agri-business, labeling requirements and technical regulations. Implemented and led research project on monitoring of SPS measures that are likely to be WTO law incompatible.
Sanjay’s expertise lies in advising various multinational companies on import and export control as well as licensing issues, specifically the dual use of goods and technologies regulations maintained by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of External Affairs and other allied Ministries. He has worked across various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, textiles, telecom, energy, and consumer products.
Sanjay has been recommended for his expertise in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 to 2018, Chambers Global 2015 to 2018 and Legal500 2015 to 2018. He has also been identified as a Leading Expert by Who’s Who Legal Trade & Customs 2015 to 2017. Sanjay has been recognised as a specialist for International Trade in India by the B.R.I.C. Expert Guide 2013. He recently featured in the WorldECR 2016 Awards (June 2016 issue of the magazine) for export controls and sanctions expertise. Sanjay has been elected to the ABA Committee 2107 as well as being selected as Vice Chair for the IPBA 2017. He has been featured as “Thought Leaders – Trade & Customs 2017” in Who’s Who Legal.
Clients characterise him as "a senior trade lawyer with broad understanding of the complex world of India law and a really strong knowledge of US law."
Sanjay Notani is "an intelligent, professional and knowledgeable counsel" in relation to trade remedy litigation.
Notani is well known and regarded by international trade practitioners. His expertise is in advising on import and export control as well as on licensing issues, with particular focus on regulations controlling dual-use goods and technologies.
Recognised as having "good knowledge of WTO laws and appropriate applications" Notani was also commended for his "strong legal arguments" and quick response times.