Legal Affairs Committee Meeting Featuring Farhad Alavi on U.S. Sanctions in the Region - Compliance and Enforcement, December 11, 2018


Farhad  Alavi
Managing Partner 
Akrivis Law Group PLLC
This discussion will focus on US sanctions issues with an update to recent changes, particularly with respect to regulations on Iran and Russia, as well as related compliance and enforcement trends and issues as they relate to businesses in the region and export controls. 

Farhad  Alavi, an AmCham Abu Dhabi member, is Managing Partner of Akrivis Law Group PLLC in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on mainly on complex trade issues (including US sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption regulations, and compliance), as well as multinational investment, banking & finance. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Alavi has been interviewed by the BBC, CCTV, and US National Public Radio (NPR), and CCTV, and has been quoted in The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, The National, and Arabian Business. 

Mr. Alavi previously practiced in several prominent law firms in Washington, most notably Baker & McKenzie LLP and Holland & Knight LLP, where he also had a dual, concurrent appointment in the firms Abu Dhabi office. farhad-alavi/

AmCham Abu Dhabi membership is not required for this LAC meeting. Both AmCham Abu Dhabi Members and Non-Member Attorneys and Legal Consultants are warmly welcome to attend. This meeting continues LAC's tradition of service to AmCham Abu Dhabis members in particular and to the UAE legal community in general. 

Please feel free to contact me at or John.McGowan@globaladvocates.netwith any questions. 

Thanks and best regards, 

John McGowan 
Board Secretary and Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee 
AmCham Abu Dhabi


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