Sanction and export controls in higher education

Browne Jacobson works extensively with many of the UK’s largest established financial institutions as well as short term lenders, asset-based lenders and the new generation of challenger banks.

With universities operating in an ever-increasing number of international markets, it is crucial that they understand and comply with international laws and regulations.

Export control and sanctions regimes apply to higher education institutions (HEIs) as well as commercial entities. Failure to comply can be a criminal offence, which may result in significant financial penalties and, in the most serious cases, imprisonment. An investigation can be costly and time consuming, and risks damage to the reputation of both the institution concerned and the wider higher education sector.

What we offer

  • Advice on all aspects of export control and sanctions compliance, including drafting and reviewing universities export control and sanctions policies and procedures
  • Advice to HEIs on export licence applications
  • Advice and support with cross border due diligence
  • Support for universities at all stages of an export related investigation by the regulatory agencies
  • Internal audits and investigations to ensure ongoing export licence compliance
  • Bespoke training and guidance on the latest legislative changes and updates to new licences and other regulatory changes

Why choose Browne Jacobson banking, finance and funding lawyers?

As your trusted advisers, we will ensure that your institution complies with export control and sanctions regimes, domestically and internationally. For more information contact Helen Simm.

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