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Kuang Chiang

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

Chiang Kuang
Kuang Chiang

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

Kuang is a Senior Counsel in the Global Sanctions Group. Her practice focuses on export and import controls, with a particular emphasis on economic sanctions as enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). She advises U.S. and international companies and financial institutions on a broad spectrum of compliance and enforcement matters, including licensing requests, voluntary self-disclosures, internal investigations, and compliance assessments.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Kuang worked as a License Examining Officer at OFAC in its Blocked Assets and Complex Matters licensing section from 2009 to 2012, a period during which major developments occurred in the sanctions environment, including a significant tightening of restrictions against Iran, intensified enforcement of OFAC regulations, and increased cooperation from international allies with U.S. sanctions efforts. Her work required frequent collaboration with the U.S. Department of State to implement sanctions consistent with U.S. foreign policy. Immediately before joining A&O Kuang was in private practice at a smaller firm in Washington, DC, where she advised clients in a variety of industries, especially oil & gas, high technology, and financial institutions, on matters related to economic sanctions and export controls.

News & insights

Columns

Publications: 19 NOVEMBER 2021

Great Investor Insights podcast: You can’t buy that! - What an investor needs to know about sanctions

In this podcast MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto, partner in the Institutional Investor practice, discusses with Kuang Chiang, Senior Counsel in the Sanctions & Regulatory Group, issues relevant to institutional…

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Publications: 21 APRIL 2021

Developments in US sanctions targeting Russia

The Biden administration has issued new sanctions on Russian individuals and entities as well as prohibitions on US financial institutions' transactions with Russia's Central Bank, National Wealth…

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2021

Developments in sanctions targeting Myanmar

Following the military coup in Myanmar on February 1, 2021, the U.S., UK and EU have imposed a range of sanctions targeting individuals and entities affiliated with the Burmese military.

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Publications: 21 JULY 2020

The UK Government reverses its approach to high risk vendors in telecoms

In January 2020, the UK Government announced its intention to introduce a new comprehensive telecoms security regime.  That announcement accompanied lengthy and long awaited guidance on the extent to…

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Office

Washington, D.C.

Allen & Overy LLP
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia

Admitted: Bar of the State of California (inactive)

Academic

Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School, 2008

New York, NY · Master of Public Administration, May New York University, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature: Chinese, Brown University, 2001

Pro-bono experience:

  • Advised a Washington, DC, advocacy group on approaches taken by area police departments regarding discrimination on the basis of race, the use of force, and how racial discrimination affects the use of force. 
  • Advised a national advocacy group on the various laws enacted by the 50 states and the District of Columbia with respect to allowing firearms in and near K-12 schools.