International trade lawyer Chiara Klaui has joined Akin Gump as counsel in its London office. She moves from Baker McKenzie in Amsterdam, following the arrival in December 2016, from the same firm, of London international trade partner Jasper Helder.

Klaui has extensive experience across a wide range of international trade matters including economic sanctions, export controls, customs and product and food regulation. In addition, she advises on compliance with anti-bribery/anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislation, and regularly conducts internal investigations as well as drafting and reviewing internal compliance programmes.

“Chiara’s arrival will provide real support for the international trade team both in London and internationally,” says Sebastian Rice, partner in charge of the London office.  “Her extensive knowledge and experience of highly complex international trade systems and regulations will be a huge boost for international clients operating globally at a time of significant change, not least in relation to Brexit.”