Jan Dunin-Wasowicz focuses his practice on cross-border compliance and regulatory enforcement, multi-jurisdictional internal and government investigations, as well as transnational litigation and international arbitration in both commercial and investor-State contexts. Having received full legal training in both the common law and civil law systems, Jan is an attorney-at-law and an avocat à la Cour. Jan’s practice focuses on economic sanctions and export controls, anti-corruption, and international arbitration.
Jan has experience navigating economic sanctions, export controls and trade compliance issues from both EU and U.S. perspectives in a variety of contexts, including risk assessments, design and assessment of sanctions and export control compliance programs, merges & acquisitions, contractual negotiation and reviews, due diligence, and licensing. He focuses his practice on EU economic sanctions, export controls and trade compliance and has experience in a broad range of industries, including in the aviation, energy, luxury sectors, natural resources, and retail.
Concerning his anti-corruption and investigations practice, Jan has particular experience navigating the multi-jurisdictional and international aspects of compliance assessments and internal investigations. He has designed and audited compliance programs, performed internal investigations and due diligence reviews on third-party agents and joint-venture partners around the world, including in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the French Parquet National Financier (PNF) and anticorruption agency (AFA), the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO), as well as multilateral development bank (MDB) and export credit agencies (ECAs) inquiries.
In his international resolution disputes work, Jan has experience serving as counsel to companies and States in both commercial and investor-State arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules and laws. He has served as assistant to the chair of an International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitral tribunal and previously served as a senior research assistant to Professor George A. Bermann. Jan was an Alternate Member of the Legal Advisory Task Force to the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat.
Jan speaks and writes frequently on subjects related to sanctions and export controls, compliance and arbitration on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been quoted and has appeared in several leading media on EU sanctions topics. He has lectured at the International Anti-Corruption Academy, Sciences Po, and the Sorbonne, and is the coeditor of a collective book on “the Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law” (Routledge, 2020). Jan is the current Chair of the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and served on France’s National Bar Council (CNB) working group on developing guidelines for French lawyers conducting internal investigations. He has given evidence to OECD Working Group examiners during a peer review evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Sanctions, Export Controls & Trade Compliance Experience
Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations Experience
International Commercial & Investment Arbitration Experience