Meredith Rathbone

Meredith Rathbone

Contact details

5 Aldermanbury

Barbican London

EC2V 7HR

United Kingdom

Phone : +44 20 7367 8021 (London) +1 202 429 6437 (Washington, DC)

E-mail: mrathbone@steptoe.com

Meredith Rathbone counsels clients in numerous countries on achieving their business goals while ensuring compliance with US export controls and economic sanctions laws administered by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury. She has assisted clients across a range of industries in navigating the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Department of State. Her experience includes assisting clients in resolving politically sensitive matters under the joint administration of various government agencies.

Meredith has assisted clients in conducting numerous internal investigations, preparing and filing voluntary disclosures and subpoena responses, obtaining export and technology transfer authorizations, and undertaking product classification and jurisdiction assessments. Meredith regularly advises companies on navigating export controls and sanctions considerations in the context of mergers and acquisitions. She has represented individuals and companies facing civil and criminal investigations in this area, as well as clients seeking to be removed from OFAC’s SDN list through the delisting process.

Meredith has also advised clients on compliance with United Nations sanctions and arms embargoes. She has experience advising companies on the political and commercial effects of regime change and government succession as provided by international contracts law, customary international law, and the laws of war.

Additionally, Meredith has assisted companies in achieving their business goals by advising them on the eligibility of their products and technology for US military and civilian government procurement under the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, and other domestic procurement laws.

Meredith is the co-chair of Steptoe’s International Regulation and Compliance practice and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.