• University of Hamburg, Germany, First State Exam (2005)
  • Higher Regional Court Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Second State Exam (2008)

Carolyn Krampitz

Trade Consultant

Carolyn Krampitz is a trade consultant in Crowell & Moring’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s International Trade Group. She is a German-qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Germany and before the European Court.

Carolyn has significant experience in EU and German international trade laws. She has been advising public and private companies since 2008 as in-house counsel, as well as attorneys on how to develop corporate trade compliance when dealing with transborder business issues into or out of Germany and the European Union.

She has advised on customs, export control, sanctions and other regulatory compliance questions, as well as on analysis, optimization, and support of implementing processes according to national legal requirements. Auditing cross-border related procedures to detect compliance gaps, calculating compliance rates, and filing self-disclosures are also important aspects of her practice, together with applications for export licenses, customs simplifications, and AEO certificates.

Representative Matters

  • Advising numerous international companies on the latest EU sanctions against Russia, including health, manufacturing, technology, and retail clients.
  • Advising Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member on the draft law on customs rules of origin.
  • Provided UK onsite EU trade compliance review focused on customs, export controls, and sanctions for British subsidiary of a Fortune 500 multinational retail corporation.
  • Advising a German motor vehicle manufacturer on contracts for the development and supply of commercial vehicles as part of the company’s global alliance with an American multinational automobile manufacturer (including but not limited to sanctions and customs regulations).

Speeches & Presentations