Addressing Global Trade Challenges
Latham’s Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs Practice handles a broad range of complex and sensitive matters for clients whose international business activities involve the movement of goods and services across borders, and whose trade and investment activities may be controlled for national security, foreign policy, anti-terrorism, crime control or non-proliferation reasons. These issues arise in the context of government inquiries and investigations, settlements of enforcement actions, audit committee and internal investigations, corporate due diligence and complex cross-border transactions.
Latham lawyers have strong expertise in the legal and regulatory requirements governing export and import activity, and a wealth of experience in representing clients before the relevant government agencies, including the US Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Homeland Security; US Customs and Border Protection; and EU trade regulatory authorities.
Latham represents and advises companies in the United States and around the world on issues arising under:
- Anti-boycott laws
- Anti-terrorism controls
- Anti-money laundering regimes
- Customs and import regulations
- Export control laws
- Foreign investment in the United States
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery regimes
- Trade and economic sanctions