has recently been recognized as “highly commended” in the category of
“Best Export Control Law Firm of the Year”
in the United States by The Journal of Export Controls and Sanctions,
From the Publisher Mark Cusick
This year, WorldECR launched its awards for excellence in export controls and sanctions practice. Announcing the awards in our March issue, we said that the ten awards should ‘recognize outstanding work, vision, best practice, commercial benefit to the company, and contribution to international security, of organizations and individuals working in the fields of export control and sanctions compliance and nonproliferation.’ Writing in that issue, I said: ‘It is time that the excellent work carried out by export control compliance professionals is recognized and celebrated, not just by this community, but also by colleagues in other departments in their companies and beyond. Equally, the contribution of specialist export control and sanctions law firms and consultancies should not go unnoticed. Their contribution to their clients’ business success, and also to fighting proliferators, deserves championing.’
We are pleased to announce the results of this first set of awards, and we hope that they will indeed in some way go towards championing the work of this community of professionals. We received many excellent nominations and submissions. In some categories the competition was extremely tough; perhaps not surprisingly, given the events of the past 18 months, there was a great deal of competition for the two law firm sanctions awards. Yet, throughout the various categories, we received evidence of real achievement and innovation on the part of individuals and teams in industry and institutions, in legal and consulting practice.
In many instances, the names of clients and much of the work carried out must remain confidential given the type of matters that advisers are involved in. The awards for individuals, Export Controls Practitioner of the Year and Young Practitioner of the Year, attracted warm and ringing endorsements from clients and colleagues for those who had gone the extra mile. Their professionalism and enthusiasm is touching the lives of many along the way, and our shortlists look like seating plans for the finest export controls/sanctions dinner party ever held.
WorldECR would like to thank every individual and organization who sent us a nomination for these awards and to congratulate not just the winners, but every person, natural and legal, that made our shortlists. Doubtless, there will be those who are disappointed with the final selections, but we at WorldECR consider each and every individual, and organization listed here, to be a winner in the struggle for a safe and secure world.