The Sanctions in Disputes Forum 2024

The Only Conference Addressing Sanctions in Disputes 
In-person I 18th April 2024 | Millennium Gloucester, London

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Join your peers for the only Sanctions forum dedicated to navigating Litigation Disputes.

Rather than focusing on regulatory compliance strategies, gain practical insights and first-hand experience from Regulators, Private Practice, Barristers and other key stakeholders as they address the specific litigation challenges posed by the interaction of key sanctions regimes.

Regulatory Perspective on the Purpose, Co-Operation and Future Development of Global Sanctions Regimes

- Senior OFSI Representative gives update about the current state of the UK Sanctions Regime

- Counterparts in OFAC share how they have interacted with sanctions as of late

- The Differing Philosophies and Methodologies behind imposing and lifting sanctions between the US, UK, and EU

Control and Ownership Standards

- The need for an OFSI License

- The interplay between financial crime and sanctions due diligence and due diligence best practice

-Understanding "de-risking" policies

Strategies for Resolving Issues within the Framework of Sanctions Regimes

- Detection: Red flags and how to look for them, reporting obligations

- Prevention: Mitigating the risk of breach, meeting regulatory expectations

- Cure: Options in the event of a breach

Business and Professional Services Prohibitions

- The UK and EU trust and legal services ban

- Other prohibitions to business and professional services

- Reconciling sanctions compliance with competing legal and regulatory obligations

The Extra-Territorial Nature of Sanctions: Navigating a Multiplicity of Regimes

- Comparing and contrasting extraterritorial jursidiction

- Asset freezes, forfeiture, and confiscation

= The interplay between sanctions asset freeaes and asset recovery mechanisms in the UK and abroad

Legal Challenges to Designations and Licensing Decisions

- Judicial and administrative designation challenges

- Implications of recent challenges: Synesis, Shvidler, and others

- License decision challenges between jurisdictions: US, EU, and UK

Meet Your Advisory Board!

Sue Millar
Sue Millar Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Elena Elia
Elena Elia Senior Legal Counsel
Wells Fargo
Olga Bischof
Olga Bischof Consulting Partner
PCB Byrne
John Binns
John Binns Partner
BCL Solicitors LLP
Syedur Rahman
Syedur Rahman Partner
Rahman Ravelli

With Key UK and International Perspectives From:

Leslie Stubbs
Leslie Stubbs Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor
Office of Foreign Asset Control
Peter Gray
Peter Gray Partner
ADG Legal (Dubai, UAE)
Michael Potts
Michael Potts Partner
PCB Byrne
Andrea Puccio
Andrea Puccio Founding Partner
Puccio Penalisti
Syedur Rahman
Syedur Rahman Partner
Rahman Ravelli
Guy Martin
Guy Martin Head of International Law & Partner
Carter Ruck
Mikhail Vishnyakov
Mikhail Vishnyakov Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan
Sam Amir Toossi
Sam Amir Toossi Partner
Akrivis Law Group
David Davies
David Davies KC Barrister
Essex Court Chambers
Neil Dooley
Neil Dooley Partner
Steptoe and Johnson
Stacy Keen
Stacy Keen Partner
Pinsent Masons
Peter Caldwell
Peter Caldwell Barrister
Doughty Street Chambers
Kian Meshkat
Kian Meshkat Principal Attorney
Meshkat Law, P.C. (US)
Emile Simpson
Emile Simpson Barrister
Pump Court Tax Chambers
Elena Fedorova
Elena Fedorova Lawyer - Of Counsel
Bonifassi Avocats
Arozo Gajia
Arozo Gajia Senior Associate
PCB Bryne
Annabel Darlow
Annabel Darlow KC Barrister
Saima Hanif KC
Saima Hanif KC Barrister
Adrian Waterman
Adrian Waterman KC Barrister
Matrix Chambers
Nin Ritchie
Nin Ritchie Group Partner
Collas Crill (Guernsey)
Matthew Happold
Matthew Happold Barrister
3 Hare Court
Andrew Good
Andrew Good Partner
Sam Mannion
Sam Mannion Head of Industry Engagement
Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation
Timothy O’Toole
Timothy O'Toole Practice Lead, Economic Sanctions & Export Controls
Miller & Chevalier

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