Chloe Barker advises on all aspects of international trade regulation, including economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export controls, customs, trade defence measures and trade negotiations and Brexit.

She has advised international governments and commerce on international trade issues and has directly advised a number of foreign governments on various aspects of their trade and investment policy and negotiations with the European Union.

Chloe advises national and international clients on trade compliance, in particular compliance with EU and UK sanctions and export control restrictions and UK customs. She provides day to day transactional compliance advice, along with advising and defending clients undergoing official audits, investigations or enforcement proceedings by European regulatory bodies including the UK Export Control Organisation, HMRC, the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury and the European Commission. Chloe regularly counsels clients on the handling and coordination of multijurisdictional investigations involving alleged violations of international sanctions, export controls and customs regulations.

Chloe regularly advises on the development and implementation of effective compliance programmes, including conducting risk-based assessments of exposure to trade regulation, preparing sanctions and export control policies, procedures and awareness-raising programmes and auditing company compliance against industry best practice.

She has completed secondments to an international bank, Bloomberg and a UK private bank and formerly worked in the European Parliament.

Chloe is a Legal Director in DLA Piper's Global Trade and Government Affairs team.