Sanctions Group

Practice Group

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Sanctions Group is amongst the most established sanctions practices in Switzerland, having advised clients on sanctions matters since well before this became a burning issue. Our team features lawyers from different practice groups who have years of experience advising on highly-sensitive and complex sanctions issues, including coordination on a global level. Our lawyers regularly liaise with the authorities and have accumulated a wealth of knowledge on their practice. They are able to provide specific advice covering a wide range of industries and sectors and help clients navigate the fast-changing landscape of sanctions regulations.


  • Regularly advising commodities trading companies, multinational corporations and banks with respect to sanctions against Russia and obtaining authorizations/guidance from the Swiss authorities
  • Advising and representing a multinational consumer goods corporation in the context of enforcement proceedings related to sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Advising a Swiss biotech company with respect to sanctions against Syria
  • Advising a Swiss private bank with respect to sanctions against Syria
  • Advising a Swiss commodities trading company with respect to export of iron ore to Iran
  • Advising a Swiss commodities trading company in relation to sanctions relating to Ivory Coast



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Awards & Recognitions

The leading practitioners are highly ranked and recognized among leading law firms in global directories and publications:

  • Chambers Europe and Global
  • Legal 500 
  • WWL
  • IFLR1000
  • Leaders League
  • Expert Guides
  • Lexology GTDT – Sanctions 2022
  • Global Arbitration Review

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