Overview

Julien Blanquart is an International Trade associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade in the firm's Brussels and London offices.

Areas of Practice

Julien's practice focuses on compliance counseling, training and investigations in the areas of export controls, economic sanctions, anti-corruption (FCPA and Sapin II), customs, and foreign investment reviews (CFIUS).

Over the course of his education he has acquired the legal skills and experience to assist the International Trade team in matters involving EU, U.S., and French law.

Experience

Experience

Julien’s recent work includes:

Sanctions

  • Advised French car rental company on compliance with U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran.
  • Advised Italian finance and insurance bank on compliance with U.S. sanctions on Iran, Sudan, and Russia
  • Advised multinational engineering firm on pipeline project in joint venture with Russia
  • Designed compliance measures for satellite communications company to provide services to ships entering territorial waters of sanctioned countries

CFIUS, Cross-Border Transactions and Due Diligence

  • Advised French conglomerate on a €850 million strategic acquisition of a U.S. renewable energy company

Customs and Free Trade Agreements

  • Resolved various country of origin, classification and valuation cases involving imports in the U.S., EU, and South America.
  • Assisted food and beverage companies with Customs classifications and country of origin markings under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
  • Advised several U.S. manufacturers on submitting comments on and requesting exemptions from the imposition of Section 301 tariffs on products and components from China

Antibribery investigations

  • Advised a French CAC 40 company in the design and implementation of its corruption risk mapping in response to a potential audit by the French anticorruption agency (AFA)

Insights

Articles

FCC Law Blog

Global Trade Law Blog Posts

Memberships

Memberships

Young Lawyers Division, International Section, American Bar Association

Education

LL.M, Widener University Delaware Law School, 2017

LL.M., Lille Catholic University Law School, 2017

LL.B, Lille Catholic University Law School, 2015

Languages

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