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Jersey | 17. 09. 2019

2nd Annual Sanctions (half-day) Forum

Managing risk in relation to sanctions is more important than ever. As a result of recent geopolitical tension, sanctions are increasingly used as a political weapon of mass disruption. This event will interrogate the key global developments in managing this evolving risk.

2019-09-17 09:00:00 2019-09-17 13:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual Sanctions (half-day) Forum Jersey International Business School BPP Events events@bpp.com
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Overview

Managing risk in relation to sanctions is more important than ever. As a result of recent geopolitical tension, sanctions are increasingly used as a political weapon of mass disruption. This event will interrogate the key global developments in managing this evolving risk.

There will be opportunities throughout the event to ask questions of subject matter experts to maximise the delegates' learning experience.

Who this event is for

This event is suitable for financial services professionals and those with a responsibility to manage the risk in this critical area.

Learning outcomes

Having attended this event, delegates will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the fluid nature of sanctions risk
  • Have a greater appreciation of the importance of managing the evolving sanctions risk

Pricing & Discounts

Price: £225

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 20% for JCOA, JADO & IoD members
  • 10% for ICA & STEP members (Discounts cannot be used in combination)
2019-09-17 09:00:00 2019-09-17 13:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual Sanctions (half-day) Forum Jersey International Business School JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Registration & refreshments

08:45 – 09:00

Chairman's opening address

Chris Usher, Global Head of AML & Financial Crime Education at BPP Professional Education

09:00 – 09:15
Plus

2019 Sanctions Landscape Update

David Savage, Partner – Financial Crime at Stewarts Law LLP

09:15 – 09:45
  • US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in respect of Iran
  • European response to the withdrawal
  • Expanded US sanctions against Russia
  • Sanctions against the DPRK
  • Escalating sanctions against Venezuela
  • 2019/2020 horizon scanning
  • Practical implications for financial crime practitioners

Jersey sanctions update

William Grace, Partner at Carey Olsen

09:45 – 10:15

Panel discussion: Sanctions in an evolving geopolitical environment

Chris Usher, David Savage & William Grace

10:15 – 10:45

Refreshment break & networking

10:45 – 11:15

Effectively managing Russian sanctions

Rachel Barnes, Barrister at Three Raymond Buildings

11:15 – 11:45
Plus

Managing sanctions risk

Sue Millar, Partner and co-head of the finance litigation team at Stephenson Harwood

11:45 – 12:15
  • Competing regimes
  • Practical steps – How much is good enough?
  • Managing sanctions risk post brexit

Panel discussion: Case studies in failure

Chris Usher, Rachel Barnes & Sue Millar

12:15 – 12:45

Chairman's closing address

Chris Usher, Global Head of AML & Financial Crime Education at BPP Professional Education

12:45 – 13:00
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Event Speakers

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Education at BPP CI

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

400 X 400 Rachel Barnes

Rachel Barnes

Barrister at Three Raymond Buildings

Described by Chambers & Partners as “one of the best navigators of the complex financial and trade sanctions regime” (C&P 2018 Financial Crime, Corporates), Rachel regularly advises and acts for national and international companies and individuals on sanctions and export control issues. She is known for her strategic approach in dealing with regulators and other third parties in cases involving alleged sanctions breaches and in assisting companies to comply with sanctions laws and regulations. Rachel started her legal career as a litigation associate at Shearman & Sterling, New York and clients value her US background and knowledge of US OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) sanctions, as well as her wider practice in cross-border criminal investigations including corruption cases, extradition and MLA, public law and commercial cases.

Rachel holds appointments to the Attorney General’s Panel of Public International Law Counsel and the SFO’s ‘A’ Panel of Counsel. She has taught at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University and her PhD studied the UN Security Council’s use of economic sanctions.

400 X 400 David Savage V2

David Savage

Partner – Financial Crime at Stewarts Law LLP

David is a partner in the Financial Crime team. Having previously worked as the Senior Sanctions Officer for a private bank, he is uniquely placed to advise on the legal, regulatory, commercial and practical aspects of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, and sanctions.

Prior to deploying his expertise in the field of international sanctions, David worked for several years in the financial crime team at Eversheds Sutherland. He successfully advises and defends in matters concerning the FCA, SFO, HMRC, NCA, CPS and the DOJ in the USA. His expertise includes conducting bribery investigations and advising and dealing with money laundering risks and issues.

David brings expertise in international sanctions at a level usually found only within financial institutions, advising individuals, banks and corporates regarding their obligations in doing business around the world where there may be a possible sanctions exposure.

400 X 400 Sue Millar

Sue Millar

Partner and co-head of the finance litigation team at Stephenson Harwood

Sue is a finance litigation specialist. She focuses on investment banking disputes, involving highly complex products and structures. Her expertise extends to commercial and private banking and trade finance disputes. She is also recognised for her expertise in commercial dispute resolution where her pragmatic approach wins praise. Clients describe her as knowing "the best deal and how to achieve it". She advises a diverse range of clients including insurance brokers, asset managers, corporate and private trustees and insolvency professionals.

Sue also leads the firm's sanctions group. She advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious issues arising in relation to the various Iranian, Libyan, Syrian and Russian sanctions regimes. Her experience in this area extends to acting for designated entities and individuals in challenging their designations before the EU Courts.

She was awarded Woman Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society's Excellence Awards in October 2017 for her sanctions related work.

400 X 400 William Grace

William Grace

Partner at Carey Olsen

William advises Jersey finance industry clients and international clients on financial services related disputes whether civil, criminal, regulatory or a combination. This includes advisory work and advocacy.

His specific expertise is in advising on money laundering (including corruption), regulatory and compliance investigations, disputes in the banking, trusts and funds sectors, sanctions, production orders including TIEA work, insider dealing, reporting duties, asset recovery, reciprocal enforcement, cyber-related risk and international mutual assistance generally. He places particular emphasis on working alongside clients and their in-house lawyers/compliance staff and other external advisers to implement risk management-based solutions to disputes in the regulated sector. He is experienced in politically sensitive and complex matters involving multiple legal issues and jurisdictions. He often advises on higher-risk business in the financial services regulated sector, whether that is in client take-on, transactional support or M&A support.

He is a member of the Royal Court Rules Committee advising and assisting the Royal Court in its rule making capacity.

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Jersey International Business School

12/13 Caledonia Place, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3NG

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If you require accommodation to attend this event, we would advise staying at the Royal Yacht Hotel, which is located on the same road at Jersey International Business School and only a minute walk away.

Please contact the hotel reservations team direct at reception@theroyalyacht.com to obtain these discounted prices.

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