ALESSANDRA MORONI advises and represents companies, governments, and trade associations on a wide range of EU and international trade and investment law matters, with particular focus on investment screening, export controls, economic sanctions, and trade remedies.
Alessandra regularly assists clients identifying and mitigating investment screening and trade control risks in complex international transactions, managing multi-jurisdictional investment screening reviews and filings in the EU and globally, conducting trade due diligence, and providing relevant transactional support.
Alessandra also assists clients with strategic compliance issues under EU export controls and economic sanctions, including by requesting licenses before EU Member State authorities, conducting internal investigations, developing compliance policies, and advising on compliance enhancements. Most recently, Alessandra has been advising on Russia-related sanctions here.
In addition, Alessandra assists clients in trade remedies investigations and customs procedures in the EU, and advises on market access opportunities and compliance of trade measures with EU and WTO rules. Alessandra is a leading member of Sidley’s taskforce on the new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation.
Prior to joining Sidley, Alessandra worked at international law firms in Milan, Hong Kong, and Beijing, advising clients on international business transactions and regulatory compliance. She also gained academic experience as a teaching assistant at Università Commerciale L. Bocconi (Milan) and as an editor of various law journals, including the Cambridge Law Review and Bocconi Legal Papers.
Alessandra holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge and has previously studied in Italy and Spain. She is fluent in Italian and English, and has good knowledge of Spanish and French.