London, 22 June 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Baker & McKenzie hosted its 4th Annual EU, UK and US Export Control and Sanctions Seminar in London yesterday. Over 150 delegates from 11 countries, including the US and the Middle East, attended the event.
Baker & McKenzie trade lawyers from the EU and the US guided delegates on how to comply with EU, UK and US rules on the export of sensitive goods and technology, which is particularly topical in light of increased anti-terrorism measures. They were also given guidance on complying with rules governing trade with sanctioned countries and groups.
Attendees also heard about significant changes being proposed to the EU and UK rules, including first-hand from the policy makers themselves. The keynote speaker at the seminar was John Doddrell, Director of the UK Export Control Organisation, who spoke for the first time on the Department of Trade and Industry’s consultation on the UK export control regime, which was launched by UK minister Malcolm Wicks on Monday 18 June. The Export Control Organisation is in charge of administering the export control rules within the UK and developing related policy.
Delegates at the seminar included general counsel, in-house lawyers, senior compliance managers, trade managers and Government officials.
Baker & McKenzie has one of the world’s leading trade law teams and in 2006, Baker & McKenzie’s London trade law department was the only team to achieve a top tier rank in the Legal 500 Directory’s ranking of trade law firms in London.