Practice
foreign & russian regulatory & compliance

Advising on sanctions compliance

We advise companies operating globally on compliance with EU and member state sanction policies and US sanctions, including OFAC- and EAR-related matters.

We also provide legal support to Russian and foreign investors on Russian regulatory issues, e.g. investments in strategic companies.

Moreover, we assist clients on issues of AML legislation, and we design, upgrade, and implement compliance systems and policies.

Experience

Legal examination of compliance of target companies with the applicable export restrictions of the USA and the EU on the purchase of foreign equipment, components, and technologies necessary for their core activities in the context of the acquisition of several major Russian industrial enterprises by a foreign industrial corporation (2016-2019)

Advising an international oilfield services company on the application of US export control regulations and EU export restrictions in connection with the supply / leasing of oil well development and drilling equipment (2016-2018)

Advising a large Russian fishing group on compliance with EU and US export restrictions that may arise in the execution of contracts for the construction of fishing vessels (2018)

Advising the largest Russian engineering holding company on export restrictions and risks of transactions with persons included on the BIS Entity List (2017)

Regular advice to one of the TOP-3 Russian banks on issues of US and EU export control regulations that arise in the framework of the bank's client operations (2016-2019)

Legal examination of international commercial contracts for compliance with export control requirements and the application of sanctions imposed by the EU and the US (on a regular basis for a number of clients, 2015-2020)

Advising on current issues of customs regulations and currency control in Russia and several CIS countries (on a regular basis for a number of clients, 2015-2020)