Roger Matthews is a partner in the International Trade group, based in London. He is a member of the International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs practice groups.
Roger advises on international trade matters, including international financial and trade sanctions, export controls, customs/import controls, the UK's international trade framework and the range of international trade and associated regulatory issues arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU. His practice ranges from advisory, strategic, contractual and compliance advice, through engaging with regulators, to investigations and contentions advice. His clients, based both in the UK and abroad, include businesses involved in international trade across all sectors, with a particular focus on the energy sector and financial services.
In addition to many years in private practice, Roger has previously served in the HM Treasury sanctions section, and as a national expert on sanctions and related trade control policies at the European Commission. He is recommended for his sanctions and export control expertise in Legal 500, WWL (Trade & Customs – international sanctions) and World ECR.
Roger is a sanctions expert on the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and writes regularly on trade and sanctions matters.