Sanctions and export control

At Browne Jacobson, we help clients navigate the complex and fast-moving landscape of sanctions and export control.

We advise those at risk of enforcement action, in cases of potential breach, as well as on specific transactions and the development of compliance solutions.

Our sanctions and export control team is recognised as a national powerhouse team, advising clients in the financial services and insurance sectors, as well as manufacturers and distributors, higher education institutions and local authorities.

When regulations change, we are the firm they go to for advice on the impact to their business activities.

We help clients design and implement procedures to promote compliance with sanctions and export regulations.

We support transaction and customer screening as well as advising on the licensing regime in relation to specific prohibited transactions.

Our experienced and approachable defence lawyers offer support at all stages of an investigation, helping to manage regulator relationships as well as providing representation during enforcement. We also help clients investigate potential breaches and advise on voluntary self-disclosure.

Importantly, as a member of the international network of independent law firms, Pangaea Net, this leading expertise doesn’t only cover the UK. We provide access to global support on multi-jurisdictional matters, cross border due diligence, and we help our clients challenge seizures by HM Revenue and Customs and Border Force.

Featured experience

International payment services provider

Advising an international payment services provider on the impact of sanctions regulations on specific transactions. Supporting with customer onboarding and due diligence.

Large UK manufacturer

Advising a large UK manufacturer on the supply of goods to Russia. Considering the implications of the organisation’s worldwide ownership structure and potential liabilities of the UK business for acts undertaken overseas.

Due diligence processes

Developing due diligence processes to support a large automotive manufacturer in anticipation of the worldwide sales of a vehicle at the production stage.

Local authority

Advising a local authority on the impact of amendments to UK sanctions regulations on an ongoing agreement for energy supply.

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