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Jonathan Benson

Solicitor, Allen & Overy LLP
Jonathan Benson is a Senior Associate in our International Trade and Regulatory Law Group. Jonathan has experience advising global companies and financial institutions on a wide range of global compliance and trade related issues, including advising on international trade law, foreign direct investment restrictions, sanctions and export controls, anti-money laundering issues and anti-bribery matters. Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan was a senior lawyer working for the UK Government. At the UK’s Department for International Trade he led on the legislation creating the UK’s post-Brexit sanctions regime (the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018). He also led on the treatment of goods under international trade law, including advising on the GATT, rules of origin and issues related to the border on the island of Ireland. His work involved liaising across the UK Government and with associated regulators, as well as with the UK’s international partners and a number of international organisations. Jonathan regularly provides training on compliance related topics, including on sanctions, AML, ABAC and international trade issues.
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Managing trade and financial sanctions compliance
Managing trade and financial sanctions compliance
Practice notes

This Practice Note describes the difference between financial sanctions and export controls and sets out the need to and how to put in place policies and procedures to prevent breaching the sanctions regimes, including risk assessment, screening, staff awareness and training, licensing and disclosure and reporting requirements.

Trade and financial sanctions offences, penalties, investigations and enforcement—a guide for businesses
Trade and financial sanctions offences, penalties, investigations and enforcement—a guide for businesses
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out what your business needs to know about the offences, penalties, investigations and enforcement actions associated with trade and financial sanctions.

Practice Areas

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2009

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Law; King's College London (2013)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law; The College of Law (2007)
  • Legal Practice Course; The College of Law (2007)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law; The College of Law (2006)
  • Master of Studies; Theology; Oxford University (2005)
  • BA (Hons); Theology; Oxford University (2004)

Education

  • King's College London (2013)
  • The College of Law (2006-2007)
  • Oxford University (2004-2005)

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