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Aleksandar Dukic

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Immigration and International Trade and Investment


Aleksandar Dukic's practice encompasses U.S. immigration, economic sanctions (OFAC), export controls (EAR and ITAR), the USA Patriot Act (anti-money laundering and counter- terrorism financing), the Foreign Agents Registration Act, as well as international trade policy issues. He counsels clients on complex issues related to regulatory and statutory compliance and provides them with advice and representation before the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Customs and Border Protection), State (including U.S. embassies and consulates abroad), Treasury, Commerce, and Labor. In the immigration arena, Aleksandar has considerable experience assisting technology, engineering, telecommunications, food, and software companies, professional sports teams, universities and non-profit organizations in sponsoring individuals for immigrant ("green card") and nonimmigrant visa status in the United States, as well as counseling on deemed export certifications, I-9 verifications, E-Verify, audits and other compliance matters under immigration regulations. Additionally, he provides policy advice with respect to legislative initiatives in the U.S. Congress that affect immigration and international trade matters.


Aleksandar joined Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in 1999. He became partner in the firm in 2008.


English Serbian Croatian Bosnian


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association Member, American Bar Association Member, International Section's Export Controls/Sanctions Committee, ABA Member, Serbian Bar Association


J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif, The George Washington University Law School, 1999 B.A., salutatorian, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 1996 LL.B. Curriculum, University of Belgrade Law School (attended 1990-93)

United States: Dispute resolution

International trade

Within: International trade

Benefitting from a strong presence in Washington DC as well as globally, Hogan Lovells US LLP provides an ‘excellent service’ to domestic and international corporate clients of the firm, as well as in discrete standalone mandates. Co-head Deen Kaplan has a ‘fantastic’ reputation for trade remedies matters and leads the firm’s work in numerous high-profile matters, including the representation of Emirates Group as one of several Gulf airlines accused by a coalition of US airlines of operating in violation of the ‘Open Skies’ policy because of the receipt of alleged government subsidies. Kaplan is also representing the Government of Ontario, alongside of counsel Mark McConnell and Jonathan Stoel, in its trade matters with the US. Co-head Beth Peters has ‘good relations with high-ranking government officials’ and is consequently a go-to practitioner for clients seeking strategic and nuanced advice relating to export controls and sanctions. Alongside Stephen Propst, Peters successfully secured the relevant licenses allowing Carnival Cruise Line to become the first US ship operator to sail to Cuba in more than 50 years, following the recent easing of sanctions with Cuba. Recently promoted partner Brian Curran has handled some notable CFIUS mandates of late, including for Dell on the approximately $3.1bn sale of its IT services provider to NTT Data. Other recommended partners include Robert Kyle, who has ‘long experience in corporate affairs related to government agencies’; the ‘clear-thinkingAleksandar Dukic, who excels on export controls and sanctions matters; CFIUS expert Jeanne Archibald; and T Clark Weymouth, who ‘knows how to deal with big transparency challenges in big companies’.

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United States: Labor and employment


Within: Immigration

In addition to advising on traditional visa and immigration matters, Hogan Lovells US LLP utilizes its global full-service platform to provide strong supplementary expertise in corporate, tax, national security and labor matters. Group co-lead Beth Peters is also a director of the firm’s international trade and investment group and specializes in advising on immigration matters involving complex export issues for clients such as 21st Century Fox and Carnival Cruise Lines. Aleksandar Dukic co-chairs the Washington DC-based group and also has solid experience in security-related immigration matters. Dukic’s recent work includes advising Intrexon on obtaining authorization for its foreign national scientists to work in the US - both temporary non-immigrant visas and permanent residency applications.

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