Russia-Ukraine Sanctions: What You Need to Know
In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues regarding the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against Russia and Ukraine for the former’s actions deemed as a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- The broad scope and complexity of the sanctions, with a focus on their impact on the business community
- A look at the major Russian companies and banks that are sanctioned
- An in depth discussion of the sectoral sanctions against the Russian energy, financial and defense sectors
- A comparison of US and EU sanctions
- Predictions of what lies ahead
F. Amanda DeBusk, Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
- The sanctions are complex, constantly changing and affect most multinational corporations because most have some business activity with Russia.
- The sanctions target three sectors: Russian energy, financial services and defense.
- In addition to these sectorial sanctions, there are new companies and individuals added to the list of sanctioned parties practically every week.
- The sanctions are multilateral. Trade compliance programs need to also take into account the sanctions imposed by other countries, which are similar but not identical to the U.S. sanctions.
- Guidance on applications of the provisions is limited. Government authorities are taking an expansive view of the applicability of the sanctions to various business transactions.
Renee Latour, Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Specifics related to sectors
Linda Tiller, Leader, Customs & Trade Practice
Husch Blackwell LLP
- Comparison between US and EU sanctions
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys (Foreign Investment; National Security, International Trade Practice)
- International Counsel
- International Trade Counsel
- International Trade Specialists
- International Arbitration Law Attorneys
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
F. Amanda DeBusk is a partner and Chair of the International Trade Department at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. Amanda concentrates in export controls and sanctions, trade remedies, customs, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and market access. She has advised clients in a wide variety of industries and has handled trade matters involving almost all parts of the world.
Amanda served as Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Commerce Department. In this capacity, she was in charge of enforcing export controls and anti-boycott regulations, oversaw eight field offices and the investigations they handled, was responsible for a number of high-profile criminal investigations, negotiated agreements with foreign governments, had leadership responsibility for a major regulation on export clearance, represented the U.S. government in multilateral export controls negotiations, and served as a sub-cabinet level representative in interagency matters. She serves on the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy: Sanctions Subcommittee and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Amanda received her B.A. from the University of Richmond‚ summa cum laude‚ and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
F. Amanda DeBusk is a partner and Chair of the International Trade Department at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. Amanda …
Linda leads the firm’s Customs & Trade practice and is a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. She assists manufacturers and distributors in all corners of the world and represents a diverse clientele, such as suppliers to the oil and gas industry, importers of a variety of consumer and industrial products, and exporters of defense articles and technology. Her engagements cover a wide range of trade matters, including advising on U.S. economic sanctions, import seizures, export licensing, antidumping cases, trade compliance and foreign distribution.
Linda leads the firm’s Customs & Trade practice and is a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. She …
Renee A. Latour focuses her practice on international trade regulation with an emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. Renee assists clients on matters related to international trade that arise under the jurisdiction of various U.S. governmental agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury, and Defense. She advises on U.S. export control laws, anti-boycott laws and special sanctions maintained by the U.S. Government against various countries including Iran, Cuba and Sudan.
Renee also assists clients with matters relating to issues arising under the anti-bribery and record-keeping provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and the United Nations (UN) Convention Against Corruption. Additionally, she assists clients in designing and implementing internal compliance policies and procedures and conducting cross-border export and sanctions regulatory due diligence, particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Renee also counsels on the Exon-Florio provisions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and assists clients in mitigating foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under the applicable national industrial security regulations.
Renee A. Latour focuses her practice on international trade regulation with an emphasis on compliance with U.S. export controls and …
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About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for the ninth year, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our experienced practitioners advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City,Kansas City, Paris and Tokyo.
About Husch Blackwell LLP
With offices in 15 U.S. cities and in London, Husch Blackwell has a heritage of nearly a century of providing exceptional legal service. To meet client demands for the highest level of legal services, customized to fit their specific needs, Husch Blackwell is structured by industry rather than by practice. At Husch Blackwell, teams of lawyers with a depth of experience within a particular industry work together, across practice specialties, to deliver comprehensive solutions to help clients achieve their business goals. Partners, associates and legal professionals collaborate closely on client matters, so that each client benefits from the collective expertise of the firm.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.