Jonathan Cross, Counsel
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Based in New York, Jonathan Cross’s practice focuses on government investigations and regulatory matters, including US economic sanctions and export control issues, CFIUS foreign investment filing issues, and sanctions-related transactional compliance diligence. He also has substantial experience in the field of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on transnational business disputes as well as project finance and infrastructure-related litigation.
In addition to this work, Jonathan regularly contributes to Herbert Smith Freehills’ sanctions blog, available at https://hsfnotes.com/sanctions/, which covers the latest trends and developments in the sanctions space, and produces a podcast, Designated, concerning sanctions law and sanctions compliance.
Elizabeth K. Lowe , Partner
Liz Lowe focuses on international trade and customs, and maritime/transportation and shipping issues. Liz counsels U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a variety of cross-border regulatory and policy matters, transportation and logistics matters, and import/export compliance matters. Her work includes internal compliance reviews and investigations, due diligence activities, voluntary self-disclosures, responses to inquiries from federal agencies, compliance training, licensing, and transportation and logistics contract review. Liz recognizes the need to understand business priorities and to provide practical compliance solutions.
Farhad R. Alavi, Managing Partner
Akrivis Law Group, PLLC
Farhad Alavi’s practice focuses on complex trade issues related to U.S. national security, including sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, and compliance, as well as cross-border transactions and banking & finance. This includes OFAC and BIS licensing and enforcement matters, including advising on white collar defense cases. He represents clients around the world, including major multinationals, middle market businesses, and high net worth individuals. He is regularly quoted by international media such as The New York Times and the Financial Times, and has appeared on BBC World, among others.