Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop A — A Comprehensive Guide to Russia Sanctions: A Practical Roadmap to Unravelling Complex Sanctions

Nov 14, 2022 9:00am – 12:30pm

Speakers

Gaelle Maquignon
Corporate Governance Specialist - Economic Sanctions
Allianz Global Investors

Michael Casey
Partner
Wilson Sonsini

Rachel Alpert
Partner
Jenner & Block LLP

Workshop B — A Multi-Jurisdictional Discussion of Export Controls on China, Russia and Belarus: Contrasting U.S, UK and EU Restrictions

Nov 14, 2022 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Speakers

Keith Huffman
Chief Legal Counsel
SAP

Brian Mulier
Partner
Bird & Bird LLP (Netherlands)

Thad McBride
Partner
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 15, 2022

7:45
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:00
EU Commission Keynote
9:45
Russia Sanctions in Real Life: The Top 5 Most Vexing Compliance Challenges and Effective Strategies for Strengthening Your Program
10:45
Networking Break
11:00
Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Deciding If, When and How to Remain in Russia: The Lesser-Known Business, Legal and Compliance Considerations Affecting Your Risk Appetite
11:45
UK Sanctions Landscape: Regulatory and Enforcement Developments for 2023 and Beyond
12:30
Networking Lunch
1:30
Economic Sanctions Impact on Geopolitical Uncoupling: Keeping Your Eyes on China, Russia, Turkey & India
2:15
Emerging Sanctions Litigation: Newest Liability Concerns Issues Before the Courts
3:00
Networking Break
3:15
Latest Schemes and Techniques Used in Global Sanctions Evasion: by Russia and North Korea: How Ownership and Control Are Increasingly Being Used
4:00
Focus on the Energy Sector: Unraveling the Sanctions Complexities amid the Energy Crisis Facing Europe
4:45
Globalization of Sanctions and the Compliance Aftermath:The Finer Points of Navigating Heightened Conflicts of Law and Blocking Statutes
5:30
Drinks Reception
6:30
End of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 16, 2022

8:00
Women in Sanctions Networking Breakfast (Open to All)
8:15
Continental Breakfast
8:55
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:00
OFAC Interview
9:45
Compliance 2.0: What’s Missing from Your Compliance Framework? Unexpected Lessons for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Cross-Border Strategy
10:45
Networking Break
11:00
Local Insights from Russia: Legal and Business Professionals Formerly Based in Russia Discuss the Known and Lesser-Known Realities Affecting Multinationals
11:45
China: Resolving the Newest Legal, Compliance and Business Dilemmas Affecting Your Operations in China-and the Region
12:30
Networking Lunch
1:30
Former U.S. Government Officials Discuss High Stakes Risks Confronting Organizations Operating in Europe
2:15
Cryptocurrency: Assessing the Impact of Increased Sanctions Designations on Virtual Currency
3:00
What to Expect for 2023: Predictions on Russia, Iran, Taiwan – and The Future of Your Compliance Roadmap
3:45
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks
4:00
End of Conference

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 15, 2022

7:45
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Antonio Ciavatta
VP-International Trade Compliance
Baker Hughes

Natalie Quest
Head of Sanctions & AML
Marsh McLennan

9:00
EU Commission Keynote

Alina Nedea
Head of Sanctions, DG FISMA
EU Commission

9:45
Russia Sanctions in Real Life: The Top 5 Most Vexing Compliance Challenges and Effective Strategies for Strengthening Your Program

Livio Russo
Group Head of Ethics
Generali

Hannah Zarkar
Department Head, Global Standards & Steering Sanctions
Commerzbank AG

Timothy O’Toole
Partner
Miller & Chevalier

Moderated by:

Hayley Ichilcik
Partner
Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP (UK)

  • Recent developments and navigating the grey areas
  • Obligations to notify if an entity is controlled by a sanctioned person/company
  • Managing the cross-industry impact of energy sanctions
  • New Investment prohibitions for Russia
  • Fund/index fund restrictions on China and Russia
  • Ban on services: accounting, public relations and management services
  • Deposit limitations in EU and Switzerland

10:45
Networking Break
11:00
Should I Stay, or Should I Go? Deciding If, When and How to Remain in Russia: The Lesser-Known Business, Legal and Compliance Considerations Affecting Your Risk Appetite

Antonio Ciavatta
VP-International Trade Compliance
Baker Hughes

Denison Caldeiron
Global Head of Trade Governance
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co

Henry Smith
Partner
Control Risks

  • Concrete examples of managing difficult business decisions-and their sanctions compliance implications
  • Evaluating the short- and long-term impact on your business and sanctions compliance program
  • Obtaining licenses for humanitarian reasons
  • Unwinding existing contracts and joint ventures
  • Figuring out what to do with your equipment and staff located in Russia
  • Unwinding joint ventures and partnership agreements

11:45
UK Sanctions Landscape: Regulatory and Enforcement Developments for 2023 and Beyond

Senior Representative
Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), HM Treasury

Senior Representative
Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO)

  • OFSI’s recent expansion and current priorities
  • Strict liability for sanctions breach
  • Sanctions licensing decisions
  • OFSI’s approach to questions of ownership and control of non-listed companies by designated individuals and OFSI’s outreach with different sectors

12:30
Networking Lunch
1:30
Economic Sanctions Impact on Geopolitical Uncoupling: Keeping Your Eyes on China, Russia, Turkey & India

Brian Wilson
Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions Compliance
UBS

Daniel Tannebaum
Partner
Oliver Wyman

Listen to an engaging discussion on how economic sanctions are affecting the global marketplace with particular emphasis on the role that sanctions play, how effective the sanctions have been and the expected increase in enforcement.

2:15
Emerging Sanctions Litigation: Newest Liability Concerns Issues Before the Courts

Maya Lester
Barrister
Brick Court Chambers

Erich Ferrari
Founder
Ferrari & Associates

  • Ligation involving sanctions authorities / sanctioned parties
  • What types of cases come up in litigation and arbitration?
  • What happens to proceedings ongoing when someone is sanctioned, or the lawyers drop out
  • How to prepare for increased litigation

3:00
Networking Break
3:15
Latest Schemes and Techniques Used in Global Sanctions Evasion: by Russia and North Korea: How Ownership and Control Are Increasingly Being Used

Ian Bolton
Visiting Research Fellow
Kings College

Richard Horton
Investigative Manager
National Crime Agency (NCA)

Dr. Daniel Salisbury
Associate Fellow
RUSI

  • Trends in increased evasion in the EU, UK & US
  • Cases where beneficial ownership is used to change the ownership or give it to a family member
  • Use of shell companies in other countries in Belarus or Russia
  • Ships owned by company that is owned by North Korea where ownership is hidden
  • First UK red notice on sanctions evasion issued by NCA and OFSI
  • Parallels to anti-money laundering and lessons learned for the sanctions context

4:00
Focus on the Energy Sector: Unraveling the Sanctions Complexities amid the Energy Crisis Facing Europe

Arjun Ahluwalia
Senior Advisory, Trade Compliance-Regulation
Shell

Phillip Byrnes
Deputy Head, Sanctions
Standard Chartered Bank

Neil Whiley
Director, Sanctions
UK Finance

  • The future of access to Russian gas going forward
  • Potential new prohibitions and their anticipated impact
  • Predictions for Winter 2023 and beyond
  • Interplay between financial and trade sanctions-and the aftermath

4:45
Globalization of Sanctions and the Compliance Aftermath:The Finer Points of Navigating Heightened Conflicts of Law and Blocking Statutes

Natalie Quest
Head of Sanctions & AML
Marsh McLennan

Chris Po-Ba
Sr Manager Compliance & Financial Crime
Lloyds

Nancy Fischer
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Oliver Bodmer
Senior Product Manager
Six Financial Information

  • Applying the EU Blocking statute: The enduring challenges-and how to handle them
  • Deciphering similar but different sanctions regimes
  • Updates on Canada, Switzerland and Japan
  • Practical solutions to real world challenges

5:30
Drinks Reception
6:30
End of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 16, 2022

8:00
Women in Sanctions Networking Breakfast (Open to All)
8:15
Continental Breakfast
8:55
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:00
OFAC Interview

Haleigh Morgas
Sanctions Compliance Officer
Office of Foreign Assets Controls

U.S Department of the Treasury

Moderated by:

Jamie Boucher
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

9:45
Compliance 2.0: What’s Missing from Your Compliance Framework? Unexpected Lessons for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Cross-Border Strategy

Richard Tormberg
Group Legal Counsel Trade Compliance
Ericsson AB

Niki Charilaou
Manager Financial. Crime& Sanctions Compl. Dept
Bank of Cypress

Jim Heish
Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting
FTI Consulting

  • What it now takes to build and strengthen your compliance framework
  • Ensuring that your sanctions compliance program is equipped with more than just screening capabilities
  • Updating risk mitigation strategies
  • How effective is a sanction “pull out” clause in international contracts?
  • The case for maintaining a network with counterparties in jurisdictions with high sanctions risks
  • Ethical considerations for sanctions overcompliance (is it moral to make risk decisions for others based on our own risk appetite?)

10:45
Networking Break
11:00
Local Insights from Russia: Legal and Business Professionals Formerly Based in Russia Discuss the Known and Lesser-Known Realities Affecting Multinationals

Natalia Nikitina
Partner
White & Case LLP

Elena Kashirina
Compliance Director, Anti Corruption, Global Compliance and Safety
McDonalds

  • What is the Russia business landscape today?
  • Lessons learned from executives who worked in Russia
  • Insight into how business is conducted in Russia

11:45
China: Resolving the Newest Legal, Compliance and Business Dilemmas Affecting Your Operations in China-and the Region

Moderated by:

Gareth Rees
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Key concerns with China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions and Export Control Laws
  • Forced labor and humanitarian considerations
  • Heightened focus on national security
  • Cybersecurity and privacy issues
  • Future of your supply chain

12:30
Networking Lunch
1:30
Former U.S. Government Officials Discuss High Stakes Risks Confronting Organizations Operating in Europe

John Smith
Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Sean Thornton
Legal - Head of Legal Financial Security (US)
BNP Paribas

Hear from former OFAC officials who will discuss their expectations for the regulatory and enforcement arena in 2023.Dedicated time will be available for audience questions. A unique opportunity to gain insights into the anticipated risk landscape affecting multinationals!

2:15
Cryptocurrency: Assessing the Impact of Increased Sanctions Designations on Virtual Currency

Anand Sithian
Counsel
Crowell & Moring LLP

  • Impact of OFAC publishing IP addresses and designating Tornado Cash
  • How crypto is being used to pay for goods for Russia, ransomware payments and more
  • Meeting increased cyber risks
  • Sanctions screening best practices
  • Predictions for crypto in 2023
  • Increasing export compliance challenges, and the interplay of U.S. UK. EU and Chinese export controls
  • New challenges for your supply chain
  • The need to investigate new manufacturing alternatives

3:00
What to Expect for 2023: Predictions on Russia, Iran, Taiwan – and The Future of Your Compliance Roadmap

Stéphanie Broekaart
Senior Global CAMS Expert
Rabobank Netherlands

Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Status of Iran negotiations
  • Watching UAE, India and Afghanistan
  • Predictions for more sanctions
  • Latest developments with Taiwan
  • Increasing use of activity-based sanctions

3:45
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks
4:00
End of Conference

Women in Sanctions Holiday Party (Members only)

Nov 14, 2022 6:00pm – 

Workshop A — A Comprehensive Guide to Russia Sanctions: A Practical Roadmap to Unravelling Complex Sanctions

Nov 14, 2022 9:00am – 12:30pm

Gaelle Maquignon
Corporate Governance Specialist - Economic Sanctions
Allianz Global Investors

Michael Casey
Partner
Wilson Sonsini

Rachel Alpert
Partner
Jenner & Block LLP

What is it about?

This practical workshop will provide in-depth coverage on the implications of Russia sanctions and allow you to understand the different sanctions regimes and how to resolve them. This interactive session will allow you to ask questions in a smaller class size.

  • Overview of newly Implemented U.S./EU/UK Sanctions directed at Russia
  • Differences and similarities between the various sanction’s regimes
  • Notable developments regarding sanctions enforcement in Europe and the United States
  • Discuss the implication of designations on accounting and consulting services
  • Learn the limits on new investment in Russia
  • New financial, trade and shipping sanctions
  • Test your knowledge in Russian sanctions case studies

Workshop B — A Multi-Jurisdictional Discussion of Export Controls on China, Russia and Belarus: Contrasting U.S, UK and EU Restrictions

Nov 14, 2022 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Keith Huffman
Chief Legal Counsel
SAP

Brian Mulier
Partner
Bird & Bird LLP (Netherlands)

Thad McBride
Partner
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

What is it about?

Join our expert faculty as we discuss the complex changes to the export control regulations and new enforcement landscape in Russia, Belarus and China.

  • Ramifications of UK Export Control Amendment 2022
  • New export license requirements
  • Changes to the Foreign director product rules
  • New entity & Territory restrictions
  • BIS innovative approach to “Emerging and Foundational Technologies.”
  • Breaking down BIS’ changes to U.S export enforcement
  • China’ draft regulation on dual-use items
  • Overview of proposed Department of Commerce changes for US export controls enforcement