Jan Dunin-Wasowicz

Associate Fellow; Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP


Jan Dunin-Wasowicz is Partner and Co-Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and Arbitration groups. Jan focuses his practice on compliance, internal and government investigations, as well as international dispute resolution. He is a member of the Paris, New York and District of Columbia bars.

Jan has significant multi-sectoral experience advising on compliance with economic sanctions and trade controls from both European Union (EU) and US perspectives. His sanctions and trade controls practice covers the full spectrum of regulatory compliance and implementation and enforcement matters, including risk assessments, design and evaluation of sanctions and export control compliance programs, merges & acquisitions, contractual negotiation and reviews, transaction due diligence, licensing, internal investigations, remediation and related disputes. Jan has particular experience with enhanced sanctions and export controls due diligence, particularly in the context of detecting and preventing circumvention risks.

Concerning his anti-corruption practice, Jan has 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 US 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.

Jan speaks and writes frequently on subjects related to EU sanctions, anti-corruption, and international law. He has been quoted in several leading media on EU sanctions topics. Jan is an adjunct lecturer at Sciences Po Law School where he has taught economic sanctions and anti-corruption. He has contributed to executive training programs on EU sanctions at the European University Institute’s School of Transnational Governance. Jan has served as Chair of the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. He is the co-editor of a book on ‘The Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law’ (Routledge, 2020).

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