NOERR

Comment: This firm highly recommended for customs and trade is very active at the interface with compliance. The Berlin team around Sachs, which advises primarily on sanctions and export control, has developed particularly well. The lawyers work closely with the international Noerr offices, e.g. in Moscow. Clients such as Misumi Group increasingly consult the team on expansion and implementation of internal compliance programs. The team regularly handles customs and trade issues related to white collar crime. A Munich partner represented a German chemicals producer in proceedings over illegal chemical exports and advised Mittelstand companies in connection with the threatened revocation of their AEO status as Authorized Economic Operators.
Strengths: Regulatory and criminal advice at the interface with compliance and ?white collar crime and tax criminal law, internal investigation and development of compliance programs.
Recommended: Dr. Bärbel Sachs (“competent and practical”, “focused and effective”, competitors).
Practice: Advice to German and international companies on all issues of customs, export control and embargo law. Strong focus on ?compliance, procedural advice, internal audits. (1 equity partner, 3 salary partners, 1 counsel, 5 associates)
Clients: ?? Misumi Group on embargo compliance; various Rheinmetall companies on export control and compliance programs; BIP Investment Partners on clearance certificate by the Ministry of Economics and Technology; ATG Kriminaltechnik on export control law; DB Schenker on customs law regarding import to Hungary.
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