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Sub practice

Export Controls

The movement of goods between jurisdictions is increasingly subject to financial and trade restrictions imposed by the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and other jurisdictions.

We provide expert advice on matters relating to trade regulation and export controls, guiding clients through an often complex framework of rules. We have particular experience in:

  • advising on the impact of EU, UK and U.S. trade sanctions
  • conducting export controls due diligence reviews and investigations
  • developing trade compliance policies and procedures
  • advising on dual-use restrictions
  • analysing and mitigating trade-related risks in M&A transactions
  • undertaking voluntary investigations in compliance with trade restrictions
  • advising on contractual arrangements in relation to sanctions and export controls
  • carrying out due diligence in the supply chain
  • supporting applications for licences/exemptions

News & insights

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Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

When Green meets Digital

What’s behind the new “European Green Digital Coalition”?

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2021

The people’s climate case declared inadmissible: not all climate litigation roads lead to Rome

In the past years (and months), there has been a growing wave of climate change litigation cases, and the cases where plaintiffs have (successfully) invoked fundamental rights are increasing. In our…

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News: 25 MARCH 2021

Jennifer L. Wnek is Allen & Overy’s Newest Project Finance and Renewables Partner

Allen & Overy today announced that Jennifer L. Wnek joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice.

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A&O awarded ESG deal of the year for first blue bond in Asia

News: 25 MARCH 2021

A&O awarded ESG deal of the year for first blue bond in Asia

Allen & Overy has been awarded ‘ESG Deal of the Year’ at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021 for their work on the first blue bond issued in Asia. 

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Recognition