Guy Soussan

Guy Soussan

Guy Soussan advises clients on various aspects of EU and French export control regulations, including controls and licensing regimes for both military and commercial products and technologies. His export practice covers compliance development and implementation, internal investigations, and enforcement matters, including voluntary disclosures.  He also provides advice and assistance with EU economic sanctions targeting specific countries such as Iran, Libya, Syria, and most recently, Ukraine and Russia.  His experience covers a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, banking and insurance, petroleum and petro-chemicals, aerospace, and defense.  He has conducted internal compliance audits, provided assistance on company compliance programs, and counseled clients on the application of the rules to specific transactions.

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European Commission Proposes EU-Wide Scheme for Screening Foreign Investments in the EU

The European Commission issued on September 13th 2017 a Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework on the screening of foreign direct investments (FDI) into the EU. The objective of this proposal is two-fold: pushing third countries to open their domestic markets to EU investments, and protecting EU assets against foreign takeovers detrimental to the … Continue Reading

EU Prolongs Sanctions Over Actions Against Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity

The Council of the European Union has decided to prolong by 6 months the application of EU restrictive measures targeting actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence. These sanctions consist of an asset freeze and a travel ban against 146 persons and 37 entities.  They have been extended until 15 March 2017. The measures … Continue Reading

EU Extends Russia Sanctions Through January 2017

The EU has extended, today, economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy to 31 January 2017.  The extension is set out in Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1071. The sanctions concern the financial, energy and defence sectors, as well as dual-use goods, and have been extended because the Council has assessed that the Minsk agreements … Continue Reading

Implications for the Insurance, Reinsurance, and Brokerage Industry Under the JCPOA

Steptoe’s Guy Soussan and Jack Hayes recently published an article in Insurance Day about the implications for the insurance, reinsurance, and brokerage industry under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) related to Iran.  There are five key points: Virtually all EU insurance-related sanctions would be removed. Some, but not all, US insurance-related sanctions would … Continue Reading
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