We are Stibbe Compliance and Sanctions specialists

As our clients are increasingly faced with challenging and complex matters from regulators, we provide the pragmatic, sound advice they require.

Compliance and Sanctions

Regulators are becoming increasingly radical in the sanctions they impose. In addition, greater cooperation amongst them, including cross-border, increases the likelihood of discovering infringements. We guide large companies, financial institutions, and (semi) public bodies through every stage of these often-complex proceedings.

Our Compliance and Sanctions Group combines specialist knowledge and years of experience in the various disciplines of compliance, monitoring and enforcement. As such, we act on national, EU and international law infringements in areas such as competition law, financial law, privacy law, white-collar crime, UN sanctions, customs legislation, environmental and labour law and more general administrative law.

Teamwork among colleagues who specialise in different legal areas and have proven experience in diverse industries and different (semi)public bodies, enables us to deliver coordinated, strategic legal proposals, balanced by practical business advice. These multidisciplinary teams include partners who are university professors in their fields including white-collar crime, financial regulatory law, administrative law & defence rights and competition law.

We also take a pro-active approach to avoiding procedures by providing our clients with regular training and advice on compliance procedures.

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Market recognition

The team is excellent - the lawyers came up with all kinds of new insights which were extremely helpful for our case. We won due to their assistance.

Chambers Europe 2014, Dispute Resolution chapter

Belgium Law Firm of the year

Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2014

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