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Tan is a Washington DC-qualified international trade and national security lawyer with a current focus on economic sanctions (OFAC), export controls (ITAR/EAR), investment screening and anti-money laundering. Tan also has extensive experience with trade remedy (AD/CVD) and WTO litigation. Tan is part of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement practice group. He is frequently featured on media outlets, publications and conferences relating to the contemporary issues and developments in the world of international trade and national security.


  • KU Leuven, 2021, LL.M.
  • Georgetown University, 2018, LL.M.
  • American University, 2017, J.D.
  • The George Washington University, 2013, BBA

  • Washington
  • England and Wales

Notable Quotes

  • 4 September 2023 "Russia ready to restart grain deal if sanctions lifted, Putin tells Erdoğan" Politico
  • 28 July 2023 "Russian sanctions to expand to nickel" Mining Journal
  • 20 July 2023 "Turkey looks West as it tightens its sanctions enforcement" Euractiv
  • 11 July 2023 "Turkey likely to step up enforcement as calls by Russian cargo ships revealed" TradeWinds
  • 1 June 2023 "G7 piles pressure on Russia at Hiroshima ‘festival of sanctions’" WorldECR
  • 25 May 2023 "Exclusive: From Russia with gold: UAE cashes in as sanctions bite" Reuters
  • 2 August 2022 “CHIPS Act leaves chipmakers facing choice between U.S. and China” Nikkei Asia
  • 12 December 2021 "Global Britain struggles to get US attention over steel fight" Politico