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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 and insights

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Publications: 08 February 2024

Podcast: 2024 Outlook on global ESG and sustainability regulatory developments

In this podcast, members from our global ESG and sustainability team discuss what lies ahead on the sustainability agenda and the key regulatory developments to watch in 2024.  

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News: 26 January 2024

Allen & Overy advises JDE Peet’s on its strategic transaction with Caribou Coffee

Allen & Overy (“A&O”) advised JDE Peet's (EURONEXT: JDEP), the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, on a long-term global license agreement to manufacture, market and sell Caribou…

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Publications: 17 January 2024

Risks in sustainability-related disclosures – reflections on landmark climate litigation actions in the English courts

Last year, we wrote about ClientEarth’s application to the High Court of England and Wales for permission to bring a judicial review claim, alleging that the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)…

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Forest, green trees

Publications: 09 August 2023

Podcast: Regulatory developments in carbon leakage and carbon border adjustment mechanisms

In this episode of A&O’s sustainability podcast series, Matthew Townsend, Arthur Sauzay and Ying-Peng Chin from A&O’s International Environmental, Climate and Regulatory Law Group discuss recent…

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