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ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION


In a world in which government regulation and law enforcement extend far beyond national borders, compliance with economic sanctions and anti-corruption laws has become an integral part of doing business. The ever-changing network of rules and regulations governing these complex areas of law requires in-depth, up-to-date knowledge, as well as considerable experience.

The firm’s Economic Sanctions and Anti-Corruption attorneys are led by a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, and includes attorneys from the International Trade, Litigation, and Corporate Departments, who have decades of collective experience.

The firm provides a panoply of services, which include compliance advice; compliance training; preparation of compliance policies; identifying and managing contractual risk; conducting internal investigations; and representing companies and individuals facing government investigation or charged with violations.

In the U.S., the firm advises clients on economic sanctions regimes, export controls and anti-corruption laws, including:

  • Economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department
  • Export Administration Regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws, including the Travel Act


Internationally, the firm advises clients on:

  • U.N. sanctions regimes
  • E.U. regulations at both E.U. and Member State levels, including the U.K.’s  H.M. Treasury, Italian Financial Security Committee, Luxembourg Ministry of Finance, among others
  • The U.K. Bribery Act


The firm’s experience encompasses:

  • Advising on compliance with U.S., E.U. and U.N. sanctions regimes
  • Advising on compliance with U.S. export controls laws
  • Advising on compliance with the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws
  • Evaluating the application of sanctions and anti-corruption laws to transactions, and advising and managing associated risks, including performing due diligence
  • Developing sanctions compliance policies and training programs
  • Assisting with the submission of license applications
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Interacting with government authorities
  • Representing clients in the defense of governmental investigations and enforcement actions arising from alleged violations of sanctions regimes and anti-corruption laws.
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