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Economic sanctions legal advice

The challenges to companies posed by economic sanctions are many and varied. If you’re operating across multiple-jurisdictions it’s probable that you’ll need to comply with sanctions imposed by different bodies and countries, all of which are subject to change at short notice. With the consequences for non-compliance being important both legally and commercially, it is vital that you partner with a law firm that can keep you ahead of developments.

A law firm with economic sanctions expertise

With a worldwide team of over 40 professionals, we can help you achieve solutions before problems start and guide you through regulatory, civil and criminal issues if they do arise. Our pragmatic and commercially-minded team is comprised of specialist lawyers and compliance consultants who have extensive experience in drafting sanctions policies, advising on economic sanctions compliance, appearing in court to address sanctions issues and training staff on sanctions compliance.

Our cross-practice team has extensive knowledge of a wide number of industries and is equipped to advise on all areas of financial crime which typically interact with sanctions compliance. We can leverage our global office network to advise you when and where you need it, always having your legal and commercial interests at the heart of our advice.

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Expert knowledge

The sanctions team is coordinated by Zia Ullah, who was formerly the Global Head of Sanctions at Barclays and was responsible for sanctions compliance in addition to being Head of Policy for Sanctions, AML and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Zia also helped draft the JMLSG guidance on sanctions.

Global reach

We have recent experience advising businesses in Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, UK and US in relation to a wide range of sanctioned jurisdictions including Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Syria and Sudan.

Skilled advisors

As a firm appointed to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s skilled persons panel, we are regularly appointed to examine sanctions failings at institutions, either as a skilled person or by institutions on an advisory basis and in preparation for regulatory scrutiny.

US expertise

We have direct and ongoing subject matter experience assisting global financial institutions to meet the requirements of US Deferred Prosecution Agreements, including help with document review and production to the external monitor.

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Zia Ullah, Partner

Eversheds Sutherland Global sanctions guide