Members of Red Lion Chambers stand out for their expertise and experience in economic and financial sanctions, antiā€“corruption sanctions and export controls, imposed by governments against designated individuals and companies

Red Lion Chambers is correctly recognised as one of the leading Business Crime & Fraud and International Criminal Law chambers at the Bar. Our sanctions barristers specialise in advising and acting on highly complex, multi-jurisdictional sanctions and export control matters in relation to the EU and UK as well as advising on UN and US sanctions regimes.

Cases range from challenges to sanctions designations, to cases where there is need for advice on the application of the sanction or representation in a case involving breach of sanctions.

Our sanctions barristers have been involved in a number of leading sanctions and export control cases, including the OFAC and anti-corruption sanctions imposed on a leading South Sudanese businessman.

Our sanctions expertise includes advising and acting on:

  • the implications of potential sanctions or export controls
  • licences for a person to deal with an individual or company subject to sanctions or export controls
  • licence infringement claims
  • liaison with UK and overseas regulators, including HMRC, OFSI and OFAC
  • challenging the designation and listing of a sanction, domestically and internationally
  • compliance with sanctions and export controls, including reporting, lawfulness challenges and internal investigations
  • enforcement, including criminal prosecution and regulatory matters
  • breaches of sanctions or export controls
  • Money Laundering & Proceeds of Crime matters relating to sanctions and export controls
  • counter-sanctions
  • commercial disputes as a result of sanctions and export controls.