Expertise

Matt is an Managing Associate in Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations team, specialising in international trade compliance and corporate crime.  He has particular experience advising clients on trade and financial sanctions measures, dual-use and military export control requirements and anti-bribery matters.  Matt provides day-to-day support on operational compliance issues, helps companies to implement robust and effective internal controls and manages regulatory investigations into actual or suspected compliance violations.  Matt is the UK representative member of AT+ICA, a leading European network of lawyers specialising in international trade matters.

Experience
  • providing ongoing support to a FTSE 100 company on international trade compliance issues throughout the supply chain, in particular in relation to EU and UK financial sanctions programmes, export controls and customs requirements
  • advising a multinational PLC on the practical implications of EU and US sanctions measures relating to Iran, Russia and Ukraine
  • advising a UK PLC active in the materials science sector on UK, EU and US export control and sanctions restrictions, including in relation to sales to customers or end-users located in countries subject to sanctions measures and dual-use export control requirements
  • conducting internal investigations and audits for corporates into international trade and anti-bribery and corruption issues, implementing remedial actions to ensure appropriate controls are in place to minimise risk and delivering training to senior management, in-house legal teams and sales/operations personnel
  • managing regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and interacting with relevant government authorities in order to resolve compliance concerns, including in relation to alleged breaches of export licensing or financial sanctions requirements
Languages
  • French - good command
Professional Memberships
  • AT+ICA (the European Association of Trade and Investment Controls and Compliance Attorneys)