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Trade Compliance

Lawyers helping clients overcome the impact of trade regulations

HFW's international trade regulation practice advises clients on, and resolves issues related to, the impact of regulations mandated by the European Union and World Trade Organization. Our primary objective is to help clients overcome commercial obstacles related to market access and import and export-related difficulties that result from government intervention and market regulations worldwide

What we do in Trade Compliance

We regularly advise clients from a wide range of sectors on compliance and relevant procedures, including:

  • Export and re-export of sophisticated or other “special” products, services and technology, such as exports of certain dual-use products and services (military and non-military) to “sensitive” or otherwise targeted countries and regions.
  • International trade sanctions, (e.g. in relation to Iran and Syria).
  • Sector-specific controls (e.g. proliferation of missiles, chemical weapons or nuclear technology, and antiterrorism controls).
  • Anti-boycott regulations.
  • Anti-bribery and other similar issues, such as the accounting provisions of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related domestic implementation measures, and the UK Bribery Act 2010.
  • Our experience in Trade Compliance

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