Ali Burney is a partner in Steptoe & Johnson’s Hong Kong office. Ali’s practice focuses on representing US and non-US clients in the Asia-Pacific region on matters relating to US economic sanctions, export controls, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-money laundering laws.
Ali has extensive experience in representing clients in front of the US Department of Justice, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). His experience includes conducting cross-border investigations, filing voluntary self-disclosures, responding to subpoenas, obtaining OFAC licences, conducting risk assessments, and representing individuals and companies seeking removal from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and the BIS Entity List.
He also frequently advises companies investing in high-risk sectors and countries on sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, and export controls in relation to pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition compliance programme implementation.