News 25 Sep. 2020
Partners Borzu Sabahi and Timi Balogun to Teach Investment Arbitration Masterclass in Fall 2020
News 18 Aug. 2020
Curtis Welcomes New Corporate Partner Paul Bugingo in Dubai
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Client Alert 19 Oct. 2020
International Insight: The 2020 Updates to the LCIA Arbitration Rules
News 08 Oct. 2020
Curtis gains recognition in the Legal 500 UK 2021 for Private Funds and Public International Law
News 02 Oct. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida participates in committee proposing changes to General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Mexico
Event 02 Sep. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila to speak in webinar on Specialized Topics of International Arbitration
Event 24 Sep. 2020
Marco Blanco, Co-Head of the Tax Group, teaches international taxation virtual course for the Paris Sorbonne University in Dubai LLM program
Event 08 Oct. 2020
Partner Charles Howland speaks at Center for Strategic Policy Innovation’s Clean Growth Incubator Rollout
Event 30 Sep. 2020
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at the 10th Prague Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
Client Alert 04 Oct. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (New York Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
The attorneys in Curtis’ Economic Sanctions practice group have extensive experience advising companies and sovereigns in navigating complex, ever-evolving sanctions laws, including those established by the U.S., E.U., U.K., and the U.N.
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, our clients find themselves facing economic regulations on multiple fronts. We work in concert with our White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice group and our U.S. National Security practice group , to assist clients in complying with sanctions laws, investigating suspected internal violations, and interacting with government agencies tasked with enforcing sanctions laws. As preventative measures, we conduct reviews and analyses of compliance policies and procedures, as well as risk assessments for potential exposure to liability. Our work includes preparing and submitting applications for specific licenses or for clarification of existing regulations and pronouncements.
Our team is composed of litigation, transactional, and trade attorneys from our offices across the globe, who bring their collective expertise to bear on sanctions laws.
We regularly advise sovereign states and entities, as well as companies and individuals, on the implications of existing and proposed sanctions laws and export regulations. Our work has included providing governments with analyses of major sanctions actions directed against them, their business partners, or counterparties, as well as detailed assessments of whether specific proposed joint ventures and transactions would be compliant under pertinent sanctions regimes. We closely monitor developments in this fast-moving area to provide our clients with the latest updates.
As regulators and prosecutors develop ever-greater expectations for companies’ internal compliance programs, our attorneys work with clients to create tailor-made sanctions compliance policies and training programs. We also conduct internal investigations when violations are suspected, and we represent our clients in investigations by regulators.
We conduct incisive risk analyses regarding potential transactions and partnerships with persons and entities in sanctioned countries or operating in sanctioned economic sectors, and assist our clients in complying with legal requirements around the world, including:
Litigation and arbitration can implicate sanctions issues in various ways. An adverse party might be a sanctioned entity. Provisional remedies might run afoul of sanctions laws. Settlement of a dispute with a sanctioned entity or country often requires a specific license. Issues can also arise regarding enforcement of a judgment or arbitral award against blocked assets. Our team has experience dealing with these and other issues.
In instances of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, we perform related due diligence and audits, negotiate sanctions representations as needed to successfully close deals, and help with post-closing remediation and risk control measures.
Daniel R. Lenihan
Jason D. Wright
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
Overview - U.S. National Security
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Client Alert 04 Sep. 2020
DOJ Advisory Opinion Reaffirms Lack of FCPA Prohibition on Bona Fide Payments Made to Foreign Governmental Instrumentalities
English High Court Issues an Order in Favour of Judgment Creditor Forcing British Government to Disclose Foreign Government Assets Frozen under Sanctions