Debevoise lawyers have extensive experience ranging from providing advice and training on how to implement worldwide robust sanctions compliance regimes, to addressing real-world compliance issues arising from corporate transactions and banking relationships, and conducting sanctions investigations.
Sanctions remain one of the fastest evolving areas of compliance for multinational businesses, with the scope of regimes often rapidly changing with little prior notice. The firm has become a thought leader in sanctions through regular article writing, speaking engagements, and its Sanctions Bulletin – a publication that provides sanctions news and analysis for nearly 8,000 organizations worldwide.
In the past five years, Debevoise has assisted banks and other financial institutions in more than a dozen internal and government investigations and inquiries involving money-laundering and sanctions issues. These representations have involved the review of tens of thousands of transactions throughout six continents, involving not only financial institutions but also their customers in the construction, consumer goods, infrastructure, insurance, medical solutions, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries.