An international perspective.
In today's world of globalised politics, major states and international organisations such as the US, the EU and the UN are increasingly imposing sanctions on those countries whose actions conflict with international law.
Sanctions are imposed to advance the foreign policy and national security objectives of a single country or group of countries. Our sanctions team offers clients an international perspective on the legal impact and practical consequences of these sanctions on their operations around the world.
We advise on issues such as:
- What companies can and can’t do under sanctions regulations and the consequences of any sanctions violations, including investigations and criminal prosecutions.
- The consequences of sanctions on a company’s investments in a sanctioned country, for example claims of 'force majeure' under existing contracts.
- Crisis management, for example getting staff out of a country and communicating with stakeholders.
- Due diligence – analysing potential target companies and their assets to ensure they are not affected by sanctions and drafting the appropriate contractual caveats.
Our teams in the US, UK, Middle East and throughout the EU are vastly experienced and located close to the decision makers, regulators and prosecutors. We offer an international view with people who can advise on local issues.
News and briefings
- February 25th: More Severe “Second Round” of Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia as Ukraine Conflict Escalates
- February 22nd: US, EU, UK, and More Countries Impose “First Round” of Sanctions on Russia Related to the Eastern Ukraine Conflict
- February 16th: How to prepare for potential Russia sanctions
- February 10th: UK Expands Powers to Impose Russia Sanctions
- January 7th: Southern District of New York Rules on Knowledge Requirement Applicable to Claims for Trafficking in Confiscated Cuban Property Under Helms-Burton Act
- January 11th: China Issues Blocking Rules
- January 18th: What Multinational and US Businesses Need to Know about China’s New Blocking Rules
- January 21st: Does the IaaS order represent the emergence of anti-cloud laundering law?
- February 5th: Aviation Cos. Can't Put Trade Compliance On Autopilot – Law360 and Our blogs
- February 21st: Eleventh Circuit Limits Some Claims Under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act
- February 25th: Nicaragua’s Law 842:A Test Case for New US Anti-Money Laundering Authorities
- March 16th: Digital Bank Robbers: Sanctions Risks for Digital Currency Service Companies
- April 9th: US China Trade War, a tipping point
- April 9th: Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain Rule Goes into Effect
- April 20th: Using Cryptocurrency To Evade Sanctions Creates New Risks – Law 360
- April 22nd: US Government Expands Sanctions Targeting Russia, with Focus on Russian Sovereign Debt
- June 7th: Biden Administration Reworks US Sanctions Targeting Chinese Companies’ Securities
- September 28th: OFAC’s Updated Sanctions and Ransomware Advisory Raises the Standard of Care
- 09 Nov 2018 - Iran sanctions re-imposed: What you need to know
- 16 Oct 2018 - Between sanctions exposure and commercial liability: do you have the protection you need?
- 31 Aug 2018 - After UK Nerve Agent Attack, the US State Department Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
- 14 Aug 2018 - CFIUS and Export Control Reforms Have Arrived
- 24 May 2018 - The EU responds: Can the EU Blocking Regulation protect EU-Iran business from renewed US sanctions?
- 09 May 2018 - US withdrawal from the Iran Deal: What happens now?
- 12 Apr 2018 - New US sanctions on Russian oligarchs, officials, and businesses: What’s different now?
Nabeel Yousef Partner
Dr. Stephan Denk Partner
Dr. Lukas Pomaroli Counsel
Katie Palms Counsel
Stephanie Brown Cripps Counsel
William Robinson Partner
London, Hong Kong
Sebastian Lawson Partner
Pervez Akhtar Partner
Xin Liu Lead, China Disputes
Hong Kong, Beijing
Ignacio Borrego Of Counsel
Ana Calvo Senior Associate
Sarah Parkes Partner