Sanctions & Regulatory Compliance

Breach of regulations and sanctions can lead to potentially serious ramifications for businesses, including criminal liability, financial penalties and reputational harm. In particular, businesses who do not have an internal compliance department may find it difficult to navigate the maze of United Nations, United States, European Union and United Kingdom regulations and sanctions.

Our Sanctions & Regulatory Compliance Practice is frequently called upon to advise businesses, financiers and insurers on the application of fast-evolving domestic, regional and international regulatory and sanctions frameworks.

Commercial Transactions

Our Sanctions & Regulatory Compliance Practice can assist with sanctions advice, processes and policies, and also advise on drafting commercial contracts, financing arrangements, and deals to ensure that the documents address any sanctions-related risks.

Review and Compliance

Our lawyers will assist to ensure you comply with the requirements under relevant regulatory and sanctions frameworks. We can conduct an independent review of your business’ compliance policies and controls to ensure they meet industry best practices. We can also assist to develop your compliance programs, and conduct training for your organisation to ensure that you have the necessary tools in place to prevent a breach of regulations and sanctions, and to minimise any potential fallout.

Regulatory and Sanctions Disputes

When things go wrong, our lawyers can assist you to mitigate any issues that arise from a breach or potential breach of regulations and sanctions. We can assist in internal investigations, and voluntary disclosures to the relevant authorities including OFAC. Our Sanctions & Regulatory Compliance Practice is supported by a market-leading litigation department to ensure you have full support and industry-specific expertise.