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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Matt Butter is a standout name in the international trade sanctions arena, and is highly recommended as “an excellent problem-solver”.


Matt Butter is a member of Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate crime and regulatory investigations team, based in London. Matt’s practice focuses on outbound trade compliance issues, including international sanctions and export controls as well as anti-bribery and anti-money laundering requirements.

Matt has particular experience advising clients in relation to EU, UK and US sanctions issues, including sanctions programmes on Cuba, Iran, Russia and Syria. He also advises on all aspects of export licensing requirements on military and dual-use items, including general compliance, classification, licensing and end-use controls. Matt works closely with several FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies and other multinationals to develop and implement effective internal controls and provide compliance counselling on day-to-day operational risks.

Matt regularly assists clients in handling internal investigations, compliance audits and external investigations by government agencies. He also provides training to senior management, in-house counsel and employees on international trade compliance issues. Matt supports clients across a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, defence and aerospace, industrial manufacturing, chemicals and advanced materials, pharmaceuticals and financial services.

Matt is the UK representative of the European Association of Trade and Investment Controls and Compliance Attorneys (AT+ICA) and has contributed to industry publications including World Export Controls Review and World Trade Controls. Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard Matt was a member of the international trade team at a US law firm, working in both London and Brussels.

Matt holds an LLB in European law from the University of Warwick, and a certificate in French law from the University of Bordeaux.

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