DS Avocats (DS) Customs and International Trade team provides recognized expertise in export control and economic sanctions régulations.

In the area of US sanctions and export control regulations, the team works closely with the American law firm, Holland & Hart LLP (H&H), that has a team of experienced attorneys in this area of law.

The increasing extraterritorial application of export control and economic sanctions (embargoes) regulations underscores the need for businesses to address new security and export compliance challenges in global supply and distribution chains, as well as related regulatory requirements.

With a unique dedicated network of attorneys on three continents, DS Avocats advises clients on multi-jurisdictional export control and sanctions regimes.

DS and H&H conduct internal audits and risk assessments to assist clients in evaluating compliance risks related to the origin and destination of goods, relationships with third-party companies or clients, and the terms and conditions of contracts.

DS and H&H assist clients in developing and implementing effective European sanctions (EU) and US sanctions (OFAC) compliance programs by:

  • Establishing demonstrably effective compliance procedures that produce confirmatory data;
  • Recommendations of specific transactions’ analysis tools and appropriate software tools;
  • Recommendations for the reviews of terms and conditions of sales, contracts, and other trade documents.

DS and H&H assist clients in litigation against government authorities or trade partners involving economic sanctions matters.


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