Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Trade Sanctions & Export Controls
Russian President Vladimir Putin's recognition of Eastern Ukraine's Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic regions as "independent states" and the subsequent further military invasion of Ukraine has prompted a swath of trade sanctions and export controls by the United States aimed to isolate Russia from the global financial system, global trade, and cutting-edge technology. These restrictions affect how US companies and companies worldwide that rely on US technology and trade in US products engage in transactions and activities with Russian businesses; such activity may be prohibited under new sanctions and export control orders.
Arnold & Porter's Export Control & Trade Sanctions team provides regular updates on key US trade sanctions and export control-related actions against Russia for its invasion into Ukraine. Multinational companies, financial services institutions, non-profit organizations, government contractors, and higher education institutions turn to our distinguished Export Control & Trade Sanctions lawyers for compliance advice on these ever-changing trade sanctions and export control regulations.
Webinars, Podcasts & Blogs
- Arnold & Porter Webinar | Russia/Ukraine: A Strategic and Legal Assessment
- Podcast: TMT Time | What you need to know about Russian Sanctions and Export Control Right Now—Featuring Matt Bell and Soo-Mi Rhee
- Blog: Enforcement Edge | Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Yachts: DOJ, Treasury and International Partners Pursue Asset Seizures, Sanctions and Criminal Prosecutions
About Our Trade Sanctions & Export Controls Practice
Arnold & Porter’s leading Export Control & Trade Sanctions practice counsels companies, financial institutions, sovereign governments, non-profit organizations, and individuals on compliance with the US Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the US Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and sanctions laws administered by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
The depth of our practice brings benchmarking experience to our advice that few firms can match. We conduct internal investigations, make voluntary disclosures when appropriate, secure licenses and authorizations from the relevant governmental agencies, and defend clients in the face of civil enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions. We also represent clients who seek removal from the various lists maintained by the government, such as OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.
Our lawyers have served in senior US government legal, policy, and enforcement positions, at the Departments of State, Treasury, Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security. We leverage our government service experience and provide real-world, practical advice for our clients—something especially critical in an area where the government’s practice and interpretation can be as crucial as the applicable statute or regulation text.
We are exceptionally skilled in the defense and aerospace sector, having represented more than half of the top 20 federal contractors for FY2020 in national security and government contracts matters.
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