As companies increasingly do business on a global scale, they face new challenges with export control and sanctions compliance.
Our clients encounter regulatory complexities shipping or transferring goods, software, technology and services across national borders; engaging in global M&A activity; outsourcing patent applications abroad; and giving non-U.S. employees access to information.
Restrictions can even apply to purely domestic transfers (“deemed exports”).
We help clients overcome hurdles and delays that hinder transactions and advise on obtaining authorizations and using license exceptions. We also assist in developing export compliance programs that minimize the risk of export control violations.
Our counsel concerning U.S. export controls and sanctions includes issues involving:
Our team conducts internal investigations, prepares voluntary disclosures and defends against civil and criminal enforcement actions. We also conduct due diligence and assist in negotiating language for clients engaged in global M&A activity to avoid violations of U.S. export controls and sanctions.
Law360 | September 19, 2016
Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.
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