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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

Hedge maze

Publications: 01 June 2023

First of its kind "derivative action" climate case falls at the first hurdle

In a judgment handed down on 12 May 2023, the English High Court has refused permission for UK environmental NGO ClientEarth to continue "derivative claims" on behalf of Shell against its directors in…

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Bird's eye view, trees

Publications: 25 May 2023

Climate transition plans - charting a greener future

Climate transition plan – do you have one? Mandatory disclosure of climate transition plans is on the horizon – with the UK Government announcing its goal to set a ‘gold-standard’, and appointing the…

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View of treetops

Publications: 23 May 2023

UK Green Finance Strategy - what to expect in 2023

In what was dubbed ‘Energy Security Day’, on 30th March 2023, the UK Government released an extensive suite of publications outlining plans to support the country’s legally binding net-zero target by…

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Close up image of circuitry

Publications: 23 June 2021

Dual-use items: new EU regulation tightens export rules

The European Union (EU) has created a new regulation for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items. 

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Recognition