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Hong Kong | 09. 07. 2019

2019 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.

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

2019-07-09 13:00:00 2019-07-09 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Sanctions (half-day) Forum The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.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.

Learning outcomes

Having attended this event, delegates will:

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

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.

Pricing & Discounts

Price: USD 325
Discounts: 10% for ICA & STEP members

2019-07-09 13:00:00 2019-07-09 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Sanctions (half-day) Forum The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Registration & Refreshments

12:45 - 13:00

Opening address

Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

13:00 - 13:15

Evaluating and managing the fast moving global sanctions environment

Jessica Bartlett, Director – Financial Crime Legal (APAC) at Barclays

13:15 - 13:45

Latest U.S. Sanctions developments

Martin Rogers, Partner at DavisPolk

13:45 - 14:15

Panel discussion: Sanctions in an evolving geopolitical environment

14:15 - 14:45

Break

14:45 - 15:15

How cryptocurrencies are being used to evade sanctions

Andrew Horbury, Head of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency at BPP

15:15 - 15:45

Protecting your business from sanctions breaches

Wendy Wysong, Foreign Legal Consultant at Clifford Chance

15:45 - 16:15

Panel discussion: Case studies in failure

16:15 - 16:45

Closing address & summary of key takeaways

Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

16:45 - 17:00
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Event Speakers

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

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 Wendy Wysong

Wendy Wysong

Foreign Legal Consultant at Clifford Chance

Wendy Wysong leads the Asia Pacific Anti-Corruption and Trade Controls Practice, maintaining offices in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance and white collar defense of international laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions, and U.S. anti-boycott laws, as well as government fraud and public corruption.

As a former Assistant US Attorney in DC and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry & Security, Department of Commerce, she counsels and defends clients based on her unique combination of experience and insight as both a prosecutor and regulator before courts and agencies.

Wendy represents clients throughout Asia and the United States in the logistics, defense, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, consumer goods, and energy sectors. Through Clifford Chance's global network, she provides clients multi-jurisdictional representation that takes into account local, regional, and international laws.

Wendy and her team received unprecedented dual recognition in 2017 as the "Export Controls Law Firm of the Year, USA" and the "Export Controls/Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, Rest of the World" by World Export Controls Review (World ECR). Wendy led and coordinated the international team which represented a Chinese telecommunications company charged with violating U.S. export controls and sanctions, securing the first ever "Temporary General License" enabling their company to stay in business during the multi agency investigation.

In April 2015 Wendy was named by Global Investigations Review as one of 100 remarkable women operating in the field of investigations around the world.

400 X 400 Martin Rogers

Martin Rogers

Partner at DavidPolk

Mr. Rogers is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, based in Hong Kong. He is regarded as one of Asia’s leading litigation and financial services regulatory lawyers, with nearly 30 years’ experience in Asia. His practice includes complex litigation, dispute resolution, regulatory, white collar crime and FinTech/RegTech matters, with extensive experience advising leading corporates, the financial services industry and government bodies.

Mr. Rogers has a strong relationship with the regulators in Hong Kong and substantial experience with securities and banking regulators in other Asian countries, including China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore.

Mr. Rogers is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the foremost legal directories, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000 and Asia Pacific Legal 500.

400 X 400 Jessica Bartlett

Jessica Bartlett

Director, Financial Crime Legal (APAC) at Barclays

Jessica Bartlett is the Director of Financial Crime Legal – APAC at Barclays and is based in Hong Kong. Jessica advises the compliance and legal teams and the business lines across the APAC region on financial crime issues including economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, fraud, and anti-corruption. Jessica previously was a senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer based in Hong Kong and focused on internal and regulatory investigations, transaction due diligence, contract negotiations and High Court litigation. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Jessica was an associate at Freshfields and Shearman & Sterling based in New York City.

Jessica served as a clerk for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein, District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Jessica has been named to the Super Lawyers of New York Metro Rising Stars list in 2014 through 2018. Jessica was named to the Marquis Who’s Who in Law in 2017. Jessica is also a co-chair of the Law Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong.

400 X 400 Andrew Horbory

Andrew Horbury

Head of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency at BPP

Andrew Horbury is Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at BPP Professional Education.

Andrew provides training & consulting to a variety of both financial and non-financial services firms on FinTech, with a core focus on Blockchain and Virtual Currency and the AML/CFT risks presented by them.

Andrew is the Founder of Blackfort Digital Currency Management, a specialist cryptocurrency and blockchain firm and is a Special Advisor on AML/CFT Risk Management for Blockchain Jersey.

Andrew has previously spent time in London, Jersey and Luxembourg working in Wealth and Investment Management for leading financial institutions such as UBS and Blackrock.

Educated at Victoria College in Jersey, Andrew obtained a diploma in law from the University of London and studied International Financial Services (BSc) at Jersey International Business School. Andrew holds an Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency Financial Crime Risks as well as a number of qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, China

2019-07-09 13:00:00 2019-07-09 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Sanctions (half-day) Forum The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com

At The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 80 seconds is enough to journey to a different world. The elevator ride to the 102nd floor of Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre brings guests to the hotel lobby, where a ceiling mural and panoramic city view are among the first things to capture their attention. This inclination to look outward pulls at guests throughout their stay, as nearly every area of the hotel embraces its location among the clouds.

  • Dining including the two Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen, featuring Cantonese cuisine, and the Michelin-starred Tosca Italian restaurant
  • OZONE rooftop lounge with sweeping views over the city, Asian tapas, creative cocktails, Sunday brunch and dance parties featuring popular DJs
  • 116th-floor spa with water and skyline views and treatments employing advanced skincare technology alongside traditional massage techniques
  • Indoor infinity pool with a mirrored ceiling and LED wall display
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space including a large ballroom and foyer, a rooftop lounge and Sky100, located three levels down in the ICC
  • Spacious guest rooms, one- and two-bedrooms suites and Club Level accommodations, all with different views of the city or water
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