Alexandre Lamy joined Baker McKenzie in 2009 and currently works in the Firm's International Trade Practice Group. He assists clients with sanctions and export controls (Export Administration Regulations (EAR); International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)) and he advises clients on corporate compliance matters. Alex contributes regularly to Baker McKenzie's Sanctions & Export Controls Update blog.
Since August 2011, Alex has served on the steering group for the ABA Section of International Law’s Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee and is currently a Vice Chair of the Committee. He has organized several events regarding recent developments in US trade sanctions and export controls for the Committee.
Alex was recognized in Who's Who Legal 2020 Edition of its Global Guide to Trade & Customs Lawyers as a "leading individual" in North America on International Sanctions and the publication reported that he "attracts applause for delivering 'a practical service which understands the needs of the business'. His 'ready availability to clients, thorough research and strong presentation skills' are further acclaimed." He was also recognized in the 2019 Edition of the same publication as being "much sought after by clients who praise his 'advice of the highest quality' and add, 'He is technically very good on OFAC sanctions issues and military / dual use export controls.'"
Alex advises clients on compliance with US export controls, trade and economic sanctions, export controls (Export Administration Regulations (EAR); International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)) and antiboycott controls. He counsels on and prepares filings to submit to the US Government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) with respect to the acquisition of US enterprises by non-US interests. Moreover, Alex advises US and non-US companies in the context of licensing, enforcement actions, internal investigations, compliance audits, mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions, and the design, implementation, and administration of compliance programs. He has negotiated enforcement settlements related to both US sanctions and the EAR.
Representative Legal Matters
Advise companies on various compliance issues related to sanctions programs administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including US sanctions targeting Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Russia/Crimea, Syria, Venezuela, the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List, and Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs).
Counsel companies on compliance with US secondary sanctions including those targeting Iran, North Korea, and Russia.
Advise companies on compliance with US export controls under the ITAR and EAR.
Counsel companies on the implications of US sanctions and export controls related measures in non-US acquisitions.
Assist companies regarding responses to various US state divestment measures related to Iran, Sudan, and Cuba.
Provide compliance advice to companies with respect to US export controls and trade sanctions, including drafting and submitting license applications and classification requests to OFAC, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
Advise clients on preparing and drafting disclosures to OFAC, BIS, and DDTC.
Conduct gap assessments of compliance programs with respect to US sanctions and export controls.
Counsel clients on submissions to the US Government's CFIUS with respect to the acquisition of US enterprises by non-US interests, including changes resulting from the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA).
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association - Member
- Virginia State Bar Association - Member
- District of Columbia Bar - Member
- District of Columbia~United States (2010)
- Virginia~United States (2009)
- University of Virginia School of Law (JD) (2009)
- Claremont McKenna College (BA, magna cum laude) (2000)
- Author, "OFAC Should Issue SDN Payment Licenses that Don't Expire," Law360, 21 April 2021
- Author, "A New Approach To OFAC's Rejected-Transactions Reporting," Law360, 21 May 2020
- Co-author, "Anatomy of an export control investigation," in The Export Compliance Manager's Handbook (WorldECR), 2d ed., 2020
- Co-author, "How BIS Will Review Emerging Technology Export Controls," Law360, 19 December 2018
- Co-author, "Policy Is Changing For Technology Transfers," Law360, 20 June 2018
- Co-author, "Trade and Financial Sanctions and Export Controls," in A Practitioner's Guide to The Law and Regulation of Financial Crime (2d ed.), 2018