EXPORT CONTROLS & SANCTIONS
Non-compliance with export controls and sanctions laws may lead to seizure of goods, financial penalties, criminal prosecution, breach of commercial contract and significant reputational damage.
These laws are complex, and U.S. law may have extra-territorial effect, thereby covering the export, re-export and in some cases the in-country transfer of goods, technology and software by entities in non U.S. locations. Certain financial transactions may also be governed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
I provide advice on multi-jurisdictional export controls and sanctions, including;
Export controls & sanctions of the United Kingdom, European Union, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations (NRCR)
U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)
International trade compliance encompasses both legal and technical elements, and as well as a practising solicitor, I am a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). As such, I am able to advise clients on certain technical issues relating to list controlled goods and technology.
I also provide advice on trade compliance clauses in commercial contracts (customer and supplier), as well as Incoterms® and customs documentation in order to provide clarity and help limit any potential client liability.