Wendy Wysong

Wendy L. Wysong, a litigation partner with Clifford Chance, maintains offices in Hong Kong and Washington D.C.  She offers clients advice and representation on compliance and enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Arms Export Control Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and OFAC Economic Sanctions.  She was appointed by the State Department as the ITAR Special Compliance Official for Xe Services (formerly Blackwater) in 2010.

Ms. Wysong combines her experience as a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for 16 years with her regulatory background as the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce.  She managed its enforcement program and was involved in the development and implementation of foreign policy through export controls across the administration, including the Departments of Justice, State, Treasury, and Homeland Security, as well as the intelligence community.]

Ms. Wysong received her law degree in 1984 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the University of Virginia Law Review.

Contact information:

Wendy L. Wysong
Clifford Chance
28th Floor Jardine House
One Connaught Place
Hong Kong
+852 2826 3460
+852 9280 3612 (cell)


2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
+1 202 912 5030
+1 202 290 7634
[email protected]

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Wendy Wysong and team discuss a recent U.S. court ruling that reinforces the well-understood rule that non-U.S. banks with branches or correspondent accounts in the U.S. must comply with U.S. government subpoenas regardless of their own country's laws. Under the USA PATRIOT Act, noncompliance risks access to the U.S. financial system. with co-authors Ali Burney and Nick Turner Background On March 18,...

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The government of China recently announced its intentions to publish a list of foreign entities that harm the interests of Chinese companies. Attorneys from Clifford Chance discuss the particulars and how the “unreliable entity list” will have immediate impact to the businesses listed therein. with co-authors Hena Schommer and Nick Turner China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) introduced a new layer of complexity...

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The Clifford Chance team covers OFAC’s recently published “Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments,” with a particular focus on how the guidelines will impact companies based or operating in the Asia-Pacific region. with co-authors Ali Burney and Nick Turner Officials from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) have been teasing for months that they would issue guidelines to help companies comply...

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The Banking Royal Commission (BRC) focused its attention on Australian banks when investigating misconduct in the financial services industry, but the fallout from the BRC’s recent report will likely be felt much farther afield. Experts from Clifford Chance discuss. with co-authors Lara Gotti, Kirsten Scott, Jenni Hill The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Banking...

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Clifford Chance’s Wendy Wysong and Nick Turner discuss recent sanctions leveled by the U.S. against Russian and Venezuelan corporations and what the implications are for companies doing business in the Asia-Pacific region. with co-author Nick Turner It appears the Trump administration has decided to embrace economic sanctions as a tactical foreign policy weapon, using the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...

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Notable Cases, Settlements and Sentencings Wendy Wysong, Nick Turner and Anthony Pan from Clifford Chance discuss last year’s most significant and substantial FCPA enforcement actions from the Asia-Pacific region – some leveled against corporations and some against individuals. with co-authors Nick Turner and Anthony Pan The pace of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement in Asia-Pacific remained steady in 2018, but not...

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The 2019 TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix Rankings for Asia-Pacific

New Data is Key to Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption Efforts TRACE International published an updated Bribery Risk Matrix earlier this month, and the rankings will be hugely informative in corporations’ business dealings across the globe. Clifford Chance’s Wendy Wysong and Nick Turner discuss. with co-author Nick Turner Gut instincts can be good when undertaking an anti-corruption risk assessment on an Asia-Pacific business opportunity. But...

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Uptick in Companies Taking Steps to Combat This Scourge More and more companies are combating modern slavery. The scourge is a particular problem in the Asia-Pacific region, but the fight is also going strong there. Wendy Wysong and team discuss steps being taken in Asia-Pacific to curb the infringement of human rights. with co-authors Peter Coney, Nick Turner and Amanda Murphy Modern...

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Mitigating the Risk Posed by Introducers Wendy Wysong and associates at Clifford Chance write on the rise in prominence of “introducers” in Asia-Pacific countries and explain how the use of introducers can expose the organization to corruption risk. The team also discusses several recent cases that have resulted in fines and imprisonment. with co-authors Janice Goh and Feifei Yu Introducers have got...

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Corporate Criminal Liability for Bribery in Asia-Pacific While individual employees and company representatives are responsible for acts of bribery in the majority of cases, the trend in Asia-Pacific countries is toward greater scrutiny of corporations. with co-authors Jenni Hill, Lei Shi, Janice Goh, Tess Forge and Akanksha Bhagat Prosecutors, legislators and regulators in Asia-Pacific are increasingly rejecting the view that companies cannot...

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New Developments Across the Region Clifford Chance’s anti-corruption specialists in Asia-Pacific surveyed recent developments in five jurisdictions. Here's what you need to know. with co-authors Kirsten Scott, Lei Shi, Peter Coney and Janice Goh The big picture: Singapore and Australia test drive Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs). Japan and China issue guidance on compliance. And Hong Kong's anti-corruption chief sounds the alarm on...

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