Renée A. Latour focuses her practice on international trade regulation and compliance, with an emphasis U.S. export controls and economic sanctions administered by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury. Renée advises on international trade related matters related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including anti-boycott regulations, and U.S. sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Renée also counsels on the Exon-Florio provisions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Renée regularly represents clients before CFIUS, including negotiation of mitigation measures and national security agreements, and in mitigating foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI). Renée also advises on the foreign direct investment reporting requirements of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and other trade and investment-related regulations in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
Renée also counsels clients on matters arising under anti-corruption and anti-bribery measures (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UNCAC, and OECD Convention), including compliance counseling and investigations.
Renée has assisted clients in the manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, defense, aerospace and aviation, financial services, food and beverage, energy, and life sciences industries, among others.
- Export controls
- Economic Sanctions
- Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Exon Florio notifications
- Anticorruption compliance and investigations
- Foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI)
- Foreign direct investment reporting
- Anti-boycott regulations
- International trade compliance
- Regulatory due diligence