Maury Shenk

Maury Shenk

Maury Shenk is an Advisor to Steptoe’s London office and is a dual-qualified US/UK lawyer.  Mr. Shenk has experience on a wide variety of national and multi-national regulatory regimes relating to cross-border regulation and compliance, including export/import, trade sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, data protection, and competition law.  He regularly counsels clients on these legal regimes, primarily from UK, EU and US perspectives.  He often has handled such issues in the context of M&A due diligence (and related deal execution issues), internal investigations, government investigations and voluntary disclosures.  His experience covers a wide range of industries, including IT infrastructure & information security, software, telecom & satellite, financial services, energy, petroleum & petrochemicals, aerospace & defense, and others.

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UK Government Seek Consultations on New Civil Penalties For Violations of Economic Sanctions

The UK’s HM Treasury is holding a consultation, which is open for comment through January 26, 2017, on the process for the imposition of civil penalties for breaching financial sanctions.  This is a major departure from the current law, which has not produced many enforcement actions, as it currently only allows for criminal enforcement of sanctions … Continue Reading

European Commission Endorses EU-US “Privacy Shield”

Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) adopted its long-awaited decision endorsing the EU-US privacy shield. This is the latest milestone in restoring a stable legal basis for transatlantic flows of personal data, since the Court of Justice of the EU annulled the EU-US Safe Harbor program in its judgment in the Schrems case in October 2015.… Continue Reading

Maury Shenk and Stewart Baker Discuss the EU-US Safe Harbor Data Privacy Agreement on the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast

On the October 2 episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Maury Shenk and Stewart Baker discussed the implications of a highly influential advisor to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) criticizing the “Safe Harbor” agreement between the European Union and the United States that allows companies to transfer data between both regions, subject to certain safeguards.  The ECJ … Continue Reading