Gregory Vianesi advises corporations in connection with complex cross-border compliance and
enforcement matters, including proceedings involving French and U.S. regulatory agencies and
issues relating to economic sanctions, corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing.
Mr. Vianesi regularly counsels international clients on the development and implementation
of compliance programs. He also assists clients in fulfilling their obligations as part of
settlement agreements entered into with regulatory agencies.
In addition, Mr. Vianesi advises French and U.S. corporates on EU sanctions and export
control rules, including on sanctions involving Russia and the EU dual-use regulation.
His experience includes, among others, representing:
- a major French financial services company and its parent company in connection with
the resolution of a seven-year investigation by various U.S. authorities into its historical
compliance with U.S. economic sanctions laws
- a global financial institution regarding the application of U.S. economic sanctions laws to
certain wealth management accounts and transactions
- a major global payments company in a multijurisdictional internal investigation, voluntary
disclosure and settlement negotiations with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control
regarding the company’s compliance with U.S. economic sanctions laws involving Iran and
- a multinational investment bank in successfully resolving long-standing investigations by
the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission into certain of the company’s interbank offered rate submissions. Mr. Vianesi also
advised the company regarding DOJ and French Parquet National Financier investigations
into violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and French anti-corruption laws
in connection with historical conduct involving Libyan counterparties
Mr. Vianesi joined the firm after spending more than two years working for a large French
bank in New York and Paris. He also serves as an officer (reservist) in the French navy.