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Sanctions and export controls


International sanctions regimes are complex and often respond to volatile political landscapes. Our global sanctions and controls lawyers are well-positioned to help clients adapt to these fast-evolving domestic, regional and international frameworks.

The new reality of cooperation between international regulators in different jurisdictions requires businesses to adopt a coordinated, global approach. Failure to comply with sanctions regimes in one jurisdiction can result in the imposition of significant civil and criminal sanctions, including draconian fines and even imprisonment for individuals.

Our global capabilities in sanctions and controls law mean that we can offer companies, financial institutions and senior executives a ‘one-stop’ global service covering multi-jurisdictional trade controls and sanctions regimes (including UN, US, EU, Australian, Canadian and UK) as well as embargoes and export controls, counter-measures and anti-boycott regulations.

Our lawyers advise clients on specific transactions, assisting them in designing and implementing global compliance programs, helping them obtain licenses and permits, managing relationships with regulators, defending enforcement actions and handling related civil and criminal litigation.

Our areas of work include

  • Anti-boycott regulations
  • Classification requests
  • Business ethics and anti-corruption
  • Commodity jurisdiction requests
  • Compliance policies and procedures
  • Export and trade of ‘dual use’ goods, software and technology
  • Export and trade of military, defence and aerospace goods, services and technical data
  • Export license applications
  • Economic sanctions and embargo regulations
  • Pre - and post - acquisition due diligence
  • Government investigations and enforcement
  • Internal audits and investigations
  • Training
  • Transportation and shipping
  • Voluntary self-disclosure
  • Videos

    Governance and Conduct series Board reporting

    May 2018

    Governance and conduct series PSD2

    May 2018

  • Publications

    Iran sanctions reimposed and in full effect

    All of the US sanctions that were lifted or waived in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2016 nuclear deal among the United States...

    November 13, 2018

  • News