Axel Urie

Axel Urie

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Axel Urie
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4086
Axel Urie is an associate in Goodwin’s Global Trade practice. Mr. Urie’s practice focuses on advising clients on international trade and compliance matters, including in the areas of U.S. export controls, economic sanctions, and reviews of foreign investment conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Mr. Urie also has experience advising clients on U.S. Customs matters as well as anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). 


Mr. Urie provides guidance on compliance with the U.S. export controls regimes, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as well as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Mr. Urie also advises clients on matters involving US sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) within the U.S. Department of Treasury. Mr. Urie counsels on matters related to anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance, including those arising under the FCPA. Mr. Urie frequently provides advice to clients in these areas related to corporate transactions, the implementation of risk-based compliance programs, investigations, and contact with regulatory agencies. 

Mr. Urie’s practice also includes providing advice regarding national security matters in the context of foreign investments, cross-border transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Urie has represented a wide variety of clients before CFIUS, including counseling regarding the initial determination to make a notification of a proposed transaction to CFIUS, the negotiation and implementation of mitigation measures and national security agreements, and guidance through the full life of a CFIUS notification. 

Mr. Urie also has experience assisting foreign producers and importers with compliance and tariff matters related to the regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). This has included providing advice regarding section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. 

Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Before joining Goodwin, Mr. Urie was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

He graduated from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the International Law Review. 

During law school, Mr. Urie was a summer associate in the legal department of the INPEX Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan. 

Professional Activities

Mr. Urie is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association.




The George Washington University Law School


University of Colorado

Study Abroad, 2013-2014

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan



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