MME establishes direct link to Washington D.C.
Trade Compliance, Export Control, Sanctions, Embargos
MME and U.S.-based Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC announced their cooperation in the field of International Trade Law.
Zurich/Washington D.C. (05 April 2017) – Switzerland-based consulting firm MME and Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC, a Washington D.C. and New York based law firm, today announced that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the field of international trade law. This cooperation will allow both firms to provide comprehensive legal services and advisory in the area of international trade law for multinational corporations active in Switzerland and the U.S. market, as well as globally.
Peter Henschel, Managing Director Compliance at MME, said: "This is a natural next step for MME complementing our trade compliance service offering. Many of our clients have to comply with extraterritorial U.S. regulations and now we have direct access to latest news and developments around export controls, sanctions, embargoes as well as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-bribery compliance. With Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC as partner we are now in the position to serve our clients with legal opinion and advice directly from Washington, the centre of U.S. trade policy making. We are delighted that we were able to team-up with a law firm with excellent reputation and a very experienced trade law practice having a remarkable network within relevant US authorities and we are looking forward to this fruitful cooperation."
Douglas N. Jacobson, Managing Partner of Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC said: "The complexity of international trade requires a network of experienced and high-quality firms to serve our clients. We are pleased to expand our network by formalizing our collaboration with MME. We have been impressed with the quality of their work and team members, and this will allow us to better serve our clients who have operations in and work with companies based in Switzerland and the surrounding countries."
The original press release can be found here (PDF, 196 Kb)
* Peter Henschel
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