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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 & insights

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy: A turning point?

Publications: 09 JULY 2020

The EU Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy: A turning point?

On 8 July 2020, the Commission published its “strategic roadmap” for “building a hydrogen economy for a climate-neutral Europe”. This is one of the key actions of the EU “Green Deal” initially…

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Publications: 04 JUNE 2020

Environmental priorities at the heart of Europe’s Covid-19 coronavirus Recovery Plan

Last week, the European Commission unveiled a EUR750 billion plan to help the European Union recover from the Covid-19 pandemic (the Recovery Plan)1.  Touted as “Europe’s moment”, the Commission has…

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Publications: 20 MAY 2020

How will the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic affect the European ESG agenda?

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has brought into sharp focus the immediate economic priorities for governments and businesses. Where does this leave the environmental, social and governance (ESG)…

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

European commission publishes draft climate law: Europe’s “man on the moon” moment?

On 4 March 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published a draft EU climate law, along with inception impact assessments for an EU carbon border adjustment mechanism and revisions to the…

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