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Trade and Sanctions

We help our clients, whether business or government, operate in an increasingly complex regulatory world. Our International Trade and Sanctions and Export Control teams navigate the legislation, standards and international agreements that govern global trade, giving our clients the edge they need.

Dark arts: How tighter AML legislation will affect the art world

Helen Mulcahy, Francesca Titus and Vivien Davies consider the impact of the Money Laundering Directive and discuss how those trading in the art market can prepare for increased scrutiny.


Notable Deals and Highlights

  • We successfully de-listed individuals and companies from EU, Canadian and Swiss sanctions regimes.
  • We represented clients on challenges to EU sanctions listings before the EU courts.
  • We advised international energy businesses on the Iran sanctions and on the impact of various EU, UK and US sanctions regimes on their business.
  • We assisted a major European banking institution on EU and US sanctions compliance and general sanctions policy.
  • We advised global companies on sanctions, including those against Russia and Iran, across various sectors including oil and gas, aviation, banking, medical devices, telecoms, IT, automotive, and publishing.
  • We advised on the EU Blocking Regulation and the introduction of INSTEX, a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating trade between the EU and Iran.
  • We advised companies, including in the oil and gas sector, on sanctions implications and sanctions due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
  • We advised a worldwide logistics company on the unauthorised export of military items.
  • We advised a corporate and fiduciary services provider on sanctions compliance.
  • We advised a major Russian financial institution on compliance with international sanctions.
  • We advised a major mobile network operator on several sanctions regimes and their application to telecommunication devices.
  • We advised an international printing company on sanctions, classification and encryption controls. 
  • We assisted companies in devising compliance programs and in-house training.
  • We assisted an international tech-company with self-disclosure and compliance audits.
  • We advised chemical companies on sanctions regimes and product classification.
  • We advised a manufacturing firm on its divestment of assets in conjunction with international sanctions compliance.
  • We advised a worldwide travel company on the impact of sanctions in Cuba, Burma and Iran.