1-Hour Program

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With developments occurring in international markets, economic sanctions laws have quickly evolved as tensions between the United States, Iran, Venezuela, and China have greatly changed the sanctions landscape.  Similar developments have occurred with respect to sanctions issued by the EU, Her Majesty’s Treasury, and the United Nations.  Never has it been more complicated to comply with international sanctions law and to keep abreast of developments.  This session will provide a brief overview of sanctions law generally, an update of current developments, enforcement, and compliance. 

Please join Bruce G. Paulsen, co-chair of the Litigation Department at Seward & Kissel LLP (New York), and Andrew S. Jacobson, a former New York State Department of Financial Services enforcement attorney and current attorney at Seward & Kissel LLP, Michael Hurst, Senior Legal Counsel at Nordea, and Stephen Gentle (partner) and Cherie Spinks (Of Counsel), both of Simmons & Simmons LLP (London), as they discuss the following:

  • An overview of U.S. sanctions laws and recent developments with respect to sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, and Hong Kong
  • An overview of the EU and UK sanctions regimes and related recent developments
  • A view from the New York State Department of Financial Services and its approach to sanctions enforcement
  • Impact of the EU Blocking Statute
  • Challenges facing the cryptocurrency industry
  • Practical steps to ensure compliance – due diligence, contracting, legal advice – and ensure that you can get the deal done


Program Level:  Update 

Intended Audience:  Law firm attorneys, in-house counsel, compliance managers, banking industry participants, ACAMS, international trade industry professionals, accounting professionals and policy experts inside or outside of government

Prerequisites:  None 

Advanced Preparation:  None 


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