Martha Harrison practices international trade and customs law, with additional focus on regulatory law, government relations and contracting law, and international arbitration.
Her international trade and investment practice includes customs law, anti-dumping and countervail issues, import and export controls, and foreign investment. She has participated in all stages of several trade remedy disputes before the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, including inquiries, expiry reviews, as well as China-specific and global safeguards. Martha has also acted as counsel in NAFTA Chapter 11 / bilateral investment disputes and investor-state arbitrations involving a variety of Foreign Investment Protection Agreements.
Martha's regulatory practice is focused on providing practical and strategic advice concerning regulated products, including specially-regulated items such as personal care products, food, alcohol and hazardous products. She provides advice on all aspects of product regulation in Canada, including standards, packaging and labelling, importing and exporting issues, and transportation matters.
Martha has been an adjunct professor of international arbitration at Queen’s University and is currently an MBA sessional instructor at DeGroote School of Business (McMaster). She is recognized as a leading Canadian international trade lawyer in the Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers and in the International Trade section of the inaugural edition of The Best of the Best Women in Business Law (Legal Media Group) - the first-ever guide dedicated to the world's leading female practitioners. In addition she is listed in Chambers Global and Lexpert for her expertise in international trade and cross-border issues. In 2013, Martha was selected as a Lexpert Rising Star - Leading Lawyers under 40.
While in law school, Martha was the recipient of the Ogilvy Renault Award for academic excellence and contribution to the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, the Ron W. Ianni Scholarship for excellence in international law, and the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Writing Award for best submitted publishable paper in an academic year.
Fluently bilingual, Martha represents clients in French as well as in English.