April 2023 - HHR's Sanctions, Export & Controls Anti-Money Laundering team has joined the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS) to strengthen discussions between French and European stakeholders on the evolution of economic sanctions and export control measures. The ACSS is an international leading association dedicated entirely to economic sanctions and export controls.

Through the partnership, the firm is demonstrating its commitment, alongside the ACSS, to support French and European operators through training and webinars for ACSS’s community and all concerned, as well as the publication of background articles and participation in events organized in Europe and around the world. The Paris based office thus becomes the spearhead of ACSS in France, fully mobilized to support its continued development. All of these initiatives aim to multiply and reinforce formal and informal exchanges among French and European stakeholders in the application and evolution of economic sanctions and export control measures. 

Founded in 2018, the ACSS has over 1,000 members in 50 countries from financial institutions, multinational corporations, law firms, as well as public sector representatives. The ACSS delivers a Certified Sanctions Specialists certificate following a comprehensive sanctions curriculum and offers a wide range of training for professionals in these now critical areas. Moreover, the ACSS contributes to discussions regarding the implementation of economic sanctions and export control measures around the world.

"We are delighted to partner with ACSS to strengthen our commitment to the French and European economic sanctions and export control community," stated Jan Dunin-Wasowicz of Sanctions, Export & Controls Anti-Money Laundering practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed Paris. "This partnership will help us offer innovative training to our clients and contribute to the understanding of this complex yet fascinating topic" added Nicolas Burnichon, co-chair of the newly created French chapter of ACSS. 

About Hughes Hubbard Paris

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm based in New York and established in Paris for over 50 years. The teams in our various offices work closely together and with the necessary dedication to assist our clients in their day-to-day business as well as in the most complex matters. Thanks to the complementarity of our teams and their skills, we offer our clients effective and innovative solutions to help them adapt to an increasingly complex environment. Hughes Hubbard, which was founded in the late 19th century, has always been recognized for its values, diversity and emphasis on pro bono work.

About Hughes Hubbard

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a New York-based international law firm with a relentless focus on delivering successful results to our clients in their most complex matters.  With a combination of scale and agility, we provide clients innovative and effective solutions to their problems and adapt to changing market conditions. Known for our collaborative culture, as well as our diversity and pro bono achievements, Hughes Hubbard has a distinguished history dating back more than a century.