Chris Scheitterlein is a skilled international trade lawyer with particular expertise in trade remedies and mergers and acquisitions. He advises on compliance with Canadian laws on import and export controls, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and customs laws. He also acts for clients in anti-dumping and countervailing trade remedy cases before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Assisting clients in a wide range of sectors, Chris has gained significant industry knowledge in energy, aerospace and defence, and banking and finance. This insight is a benefit to his clients, including the various foreign and multinational companies he advises on doing business in Canada.

Prior to joining McMillan, Chris gained first-hand understanding of the dynamics of the public sector while working with federal agencies and departments. Over that time, he advised internal clients on economic sanctions and export controls, anti-money laundering, corruption and fraud. In addition to providing training, he worked on a number of export transactions and aerospace financing deals, as well as multi-hundred-million-dollar projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Representative Matters

  • Expiry Review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of oil country tubular goods from China (OCTG1 2020 ER)
  • Expiry Review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of oil country tubular goods from Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam (OCTG2 2020 ER)
  • Expiry Review concerning the dumping and subsidizing of concrete reinforcing bar from China, Turkey, South Korea (RB1 2019 ER)
  • Re-investigations concerning certain oil country tubular good (OCTG I & II) and certain seamless casing (OS 2019 RI)
  • Dumping investigation into certain heavy plate from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, and Turkey (HP 2020 IN)
  • Dumping Investigation concerning dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Community Involvement

  • Law Help Ontario, former volunteer
  • Lawyers Feed the Hungry

Directorships & Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)
JDUniversity of Ottawa
MA, International Relations and LawUniversity of Munich, Germany
BA, International Relations and LawUniversity of Munich, Germany

Insights by Chris Scheitterlein (5 Posts)

Keeping the CPTPP as a Spare Tire: The New and Different Automotive Rules of Origin Under the CUSMA and the CPTPP

Dec 16, 2020

USMCA, CUSMA, T-MEC, CPTPP, Free Trade Agreements, Automotive Industry, International Trade, Duties, Global Affairs Canada.

Sanctions Alert: Canada Reimposes Sanctions on Belarus

Sep 30, 2020

Canada announced on September 29, 2020, that it would re-impose more targeted economic sanctions against Belarusian high-ranking public officials

Will Modern Slavery Legislation Become a Reality in Canada?

Mar 3, 2020

Description of proposed modern slavery legislation in Canada that aims to address the issue of forced and child
labor in supply chains.

Canada’s New Export Brokering Regime

Aug 21, 2019

On September 17, 2019, Canada will formally become a State Party to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms

NICARAGUA ALERT – Canada Imposes Sanctions on Certain Nicaraguan Officials

Jun 25, 2019

On June 21, 2019, Global Affairs Canada (“GAC”) imposed targeted sanctions against nine Nicaraguan senior public officials