Bart McMillan leads Baker McKenzie’s Chicago International Trade Compliance Sub-Practice Group.
He advises U.S. and foreign companies on international trade compliance matters arising under U.S. export controls, trade sanctions, and anti-boycott rules, as well as under U.S. customs laws with respect to classification, valuation, country of origin, free trade agreements, and the protection of intellectual property at the U.S. border. His practice also covers anti-bribery and specialised commercial compliance issues in foreign sales and sales promotion under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (‘FCPA’), foreign anti-bribery law, and foreign commercial laws. Mr. McMillan practised in the Washington, DC office in 2004. He is a frequent speaker on international trade compliance matters at seminars, conferences, and company training events.
Mr. McMillan’s practice involves compliance counselling; compliance programmes; licensing; compliance reviews; internal investigations; voluntary disclosures; administrative enforcement actions; criminal investigations; customs inquiries, audits, detentions, and seizures; and trade-compliance due diligence and post-acquisition integration in mergers and acquisitions. His practice concerning mergers and acquisitions also includes matters that implicate the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (‘CFIUS’).
Mr. McMillan has extensive experience working with companies in the aerospace and defence sectors, implicating issues under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (‘ITAR’), U.S. Export Administration Regulations (‘EAR’), U.S. National Industrial Security Program (‘NISP’), and equivalent non-U.S. laws.