International Trade & Compliance Vedder Services
Whether your business needs are already international or you are just starting to grow your global footprint, Vedder Price’s International Trade & Compliance team can provide the strategic, effective advice required to make global business run smoothly.
Our International Trade & Compliance attorneys provide clients with targeted solutions that minimize the risks involved in doing business internationally, so they can focus on accomplishing their business goals. Our group has experience representing global clients in international trade and cross-border compliance matters in dozens of countries. We regularly help companies, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and individual clients resolve their most important international legal matters and navigate the complex legal and regulatory compliance issues related to cross-border transactions and global operations.
Our team offers clients in-depth knowledge of complex issues such as international export controls (ITAR and EAR) and OFAC sanctions, technology transfer controls, the regulation of foreign investment (CFIUS), compliance with domestic and international anti-money laundering laws, and compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws. We frequently help clients mitigate risks by providing clear and practical legal advice, developing compliance programs, conducting compliance audits and risk assessments, providing counsel related to the structure of cross-border transactions, and performing due diligence on international investments, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
When a risk has already been identified, our International Trade & Compliance team is well equipped to assist our clients in achieving an optimal outcome. We regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of clients concerned about potential misconduct, and we help navigate complex decision-making regarding self-disclosures and remediation. When litigation is necessary, our attorneys also have successfully represented clients facing enforcement actions and investigations through negotiated resolutions and at trial. We work hand-in-hand with our Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, which includes attorneys who formerly served with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, other regulatory agencies and financial services companies.