Ivan’s practice focuses on helping clients realize their business objectives in their international contracting, international commercial disputes, international operations and exporting. He advises clients working in and with foreign markets in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia on contracting, risk management, managing disputes and international compliance issues including anti-corruption due diligence, export controls and trade sanctions.
He engages in international arbitration of commercial and international government contract disputes under various institutional rules. He also enforces international arbitral awards and foreign court judgments in U.S. courts. Ivan’s experience ranges from international arbitration and enforcement matters with hundreds of million dollars at stake, in which he developed strategy and managed a team of attorneys, to smaller litigation and enforcement matters.
Ivan’s U.S. regulatory and international compliance practice involves counseling on export controls including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Anti-Boycott Regulations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He counsels clients on export transactions, conducts pre- and post-acquisition compliance due diligence, conducts internal investigations of suspected violations, prepares any resulting voluntary disclosures to U.S. government agencies and represents clients in connection with investigations by U.S. government agencies. He reviews and develops compliance policies and conducts training. Ivan also counsels clients with facility clearances on mitigating foreign ownership and control and counsels on applications to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He holds a security clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense. Ivan also assists clients with customs issues such as mitigating the impacts of recently levied tariffs.