Sanctions & Export Controls

Sanctions & Export Controls

We are regularly engaged to help international companies navigate US and UK sanctions and export controls. Our team has extensive experience with assessing and reformulating compliance policies, challenging erroneous sanctions designations, and applying for regulatory licenses with authorities within the US Treasury and Commerce Departments, and HM Treasury in the UK. Our sanctions and export control advice is commercially-focused and highly practical, and we strive to find solutions that minimize disruption to business operations. CANDEY’s foreign language capabilities and deep knowledge of legal dynamics in CIS countries make us particularly well suited to represent clients facing issues related to the sanctions imposed on Russia in response to the military activity in Ukraine.

Our team’s recent sanctions and export controls matters include:

  • Representation of one of the largest private banks in Southeast Asia in connection with a global assessment of its sanctions exposure and related compliance polices and procedures.
  • Representation of a mobile payment company in Asia with respect to compliance with US export controls on China.
  • Representation of a high net worth individual based in London in connection with the sanctions implications of assets held in Russian bank accounts.
  • Representation of German nanotechnology company seeking a license from OFSI to continue dealing with a UK-based supplier.
  • Representation of a UK oil services company in connection with sanctions issues stemming from an oil refinery in Eastern Europe.
  • Representation of a Swiss chemical company with respect to changes in its ownership structure and the impact of sanctions on multimillion dollar bond payments.
  • Representation of an international mining company with respect to the legality of a corporate restructuring made in response to US and UK sanctions on Russia.
  • Representation of an international timber company on the applicability of UK sanctions on Russia. 
  • Representation of a Greek cybersecurity company in connection with an analysis of the US, UK, and EU sanctions issues arising from its business model.
  • Representation of several employees of a major international bank in connection with a DOJ and OFAC investigation into violations of US sanctions on Iran.  


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