Jean-Marc Clément, LL.L., DESS CI

Canadian attorney with more than 20 years of experience practicing law in the international trade field.

His clients include large multinational corporations, SMEs as well as business start-ups located in Canada and abroad. They seek his advice and good judgement to improve their competitiveness worldwide through better planning of their international operations while ensuring compliance with cross-border requirements.

Over the years he has become a trusted advisor to many corporate executives and business managers at all company levels on a broad range of international trade subjects. His area of expertise includes: customs procedures, import tariffs, duty recovery, foreign procurement and outsourcing, supply chain optimization, import and export controls, dumping and countervailing duties, free trade agreements, transfer pricing, trade and economic sanctions, corporate governance, foreign anti-corruption, due diligence reviews, voluntary disclosures, audit assistance and government relations.

He regularly defends his clients’ interests in dispute settlement proceedings, including court representation. He has successfully represented many prestigious clients in complex litigation cases. He appears regularly as counsel at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Courts.

He served for two consecutive terms on the national board of IE Canada (the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters), an association for which he also had the privilege of occupying the position of Chair of their Quebec Chapter.

He is an Executive Committee member of AMCHAM (the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada) for Quebec. He was also recently appointed member of the newly formed Advisory Committee of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

He is a guest lecturer at McGill University where he  teaches a post-graduate class on the subject of NAFTA and the practical implications of free trade agreements for businesses.

T +1 514 570 6144


  1. Customs

  2. Import/export controls

  3. Antidumping/Countervail

  4. Free trade agreements

  5. Duty recovery

  6. Trade sanctions

  7. Supply chain optimization

  8. Counterfeit trade protection

  9. Corporate governance

  10. Government liaison

  11. Dispute resolution

  12. Litigation


Ottawa University, Civil Law 1988

Quebec Bar admission 1989

EM Strasbourg School of Management, DESS in International Trade 1993


Canadian Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AMCHAM)

Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)