Economic Sanctions: Most Significant Developments in 2017
The ever-evolving and complicated landscape of sanctions compliance continuously remains as a challenge for companies engaged in international business. As economic sanctions enforcement significantly intensifies, it is important that companies understand the applicable sanctions rules and develop effective and dynamic compliance program to avoid legal pitfalls.
In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide practical and timely insights to country-specific economic sanctions. They will help the audience on how to update their compliance and risk management programs based on the current sanctions issues and developments.
Key topics include:
- 2017 Updates on U.S. Sanctions Programs
- Consequences of Sanctions Violations
- Recent Enforcement Cases
- Compliance and Risk Management Strategies
- Working with OFAC
Michelle Turner Roberts , Counsel
Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe
- 2017 changes to the Cuba Sanctions
- 2017 changes to the Sudan Sanctions
- 2017 changes to the Russia/Cyber-Related Sanctions
- 2017 changes to the North Korean Sanctions
- Recent notable enforcement cases
Kenneth Rivlin, Partner
Allen & Overy
- General Sanctions Update on North Korea, Russia and Venezuela
- A Brief Update on Enforcement
- The View from Europe
John Whittaker, Partner
Clyde & Co LLP
- Relaxation of European sanctions on Iran- what difficulties remain ?
- Approach of European banks to sanction compliance of their customers
- 2017 changes to Russian / Crimean sanctions
- Concerns of European companies to US secondary sanctions
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Counsel
- Business Consultants
- Industry Watchers
- Regulatory and Policy Managers
- Board of Directors
- Trade Counsel
- Corporate Finance Officers
- Multinational, Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals or Organizations
Michelle Turner Roberts is a member of the export controls and sanctions practice at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe. She counsels clients on economic sanctions, export controls, and related regulatory matters before the Departments of Treasury, Commerce, and State. She has experience assisting with licensing issues, voluntary self-disclosures, development of compliance procedures and internal controls, and has helped clients obtain favorable determinations on commodity jurisdiction and classification requests. Ms. Roberts also has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and compliance audits, including serving as part of a team of auditors for an external monitorship required under a Commerce Department settlement agreement.
Ms. Roberts has worked with clients in a range of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, telecommunications, defense, actuation and instrumentation, as well as for small startups and individuals.
Ms. Roberts received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2003.
Michelle Turner Roberts is a member of the export controls and sanctions practice at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe. She counsels …
Ken Rivlin is head of Allen & Overy’s Global Environmental and Regulatory Law Group, U.S. Environmental and Regulatory Law Group and U.S. Pro Bono Program. In addition to his leading international environmental practice, he heads an integrated, cross-jurisdictional team of attorneys who advise on economic sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, national security, and related matters. Ken has extensive experience helping clients assess and manage risk in transactions and on a stand-alone basis, providing compliance counselling and training, managing dealings with relevant governmental authorities (such as OFAC and CFIUS) and, along with our team of former federal prosecutors, guiding the conduct and defense of investigations and enforcement actions relating principally to OFAC-administered economic sanctions.
Ken Rivlin is head of Allen & Overy’s Global Environmental and Regulatory Law Group, U.S. Environmental and Regulatory Law Group …
Acting for some of the world's largest commodity and natural resources companies, John specialises in trading disputes, international economic sanctions and advisory work in relation to a wide range of international trading issues including anti-bribery, corruption, anti-money laundering and compliance. Having worked in this area for over 15 years, John regularly leads internal corporate investigations which arise where potential violations have occurred or where violations are alleged, for example, in a whistleblowing scenario or where law enforcement agencies have started their own investigations. He also acts for and against Governments in relation to contractual issues, investment disputes and sovereign immunity.
John's practice is recommended in various editions of the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK for commercial litigation, international arbitration, public international law and commodities. Market sources describe him as "very practical" and speak highly of his "great strategic overview". (Chambers 2014). In the context of Public International law, John is described as "extremely knowledgeable" (Legal 500, 2014)
Acting for some of the world's largest commodity and natural resources companies, John specialises in trading disputes, international economic sanctions …
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About Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe
Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP is a boutique law firm focused on international law, export controls and sanctions, litigation, government contract, and corporate and intellectual property law. With offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, we serve an international, national, and local clientele including foreign governments, major corporations, small and emerging businesses, and individuals. We are known for our commitment to high-quality work, creativity, and cost-effective service.
About Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading international legal practices with a strategy of global growth and a culture built on a philosophy of continual improvement to meet its clients’ changing needs. Our expanding network of 44 offices in 31 countries means we have one of the broadest footprints of any legal practice.
Our New York and Washington, D.C. offices are the core of the firm's global U.S. practice with more than 175 of our U.S. qualified lawyers based there. Our attorneys handle the most sophisticated and complex domestic and cross-border transactions and cases for our U.S. and non-U.S. clients. We provide a wide range of comprehensive legal services to the world's leading financial institutions, global corporations, funds and multilateral agencies. As more than 65% of our firm's work involves more than two countries, our U.S. practice is fully integrated with our offices in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Australia and Africa, providing our international and domestic clients with seamless solutions and a global reach that is unmatched by any other U.S. firm.
About Clyde & Co LLP
Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage operating from more than 40 office worldwide and across six continents. We have over 2,000 legal professionals advising corporates, financial institutions, private individuals, and governments. Clyde & Co operates within the insurance, transportation, international trade, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, offering clients a full service in these areas. The firm has a rapidly expanding network across Asia Pacific, The Americas and Africa, which is supported by our strong reputation for work in emerging markets.