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Day 1 - Tuesday, September 21, 2021

11:00
Co-Chair Opening Remarks

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Micron

Alice Rojas
Director, Deputy OFAC Officer
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking – SGCIB

11:10
Practical Overview of Regulatory Landscape for China Trade & Sanctions

Diana Iskelov
Director and Senior Counsel
BNP Paribas

Alexandre Lamy
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Overview of US sanctions, including SDNs and Chinese Communist Military Companies
  • Concerns related to Xinjiang Region
  • Entity List and Military End-Use List restrictions
  • Public guidance from the US Government agencies

12:00
The Art of Performing Effective Sanctions Screening on Chinese Persons and Entities

Christopher Lucas
Director, Associate General Counsel
American Eagle Outfitter Inc.

Kara Bombach
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Where to find necessary information
  • How to research and clear common spelling names
  • How to identify company ownership and controlling interests
  • Completing enhanced due diligence for potential human rights issues as well as surveillance and military end use involvement
  • Tips for updating internal sanctions screening lists
  • Using English translation which can be wrong
  • Determining what to screen across products and across legal entities

12:45
Networking Break
1:15
How the China Blocking Statute Will Affect Your Organization and How to Manage Conflicts of Law

Qing Ren
Partner
Global Law Office (CHINA)

  • Scope of the China Blocking Statute: secondary sanctions only?
  • Obligations of companies including Chinese subsidiaries of foreign companies
  • Right of recovery
  • Interaction with the Unreliable Entity List
  • Interaction with the new Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law
  • What your organization should do

2:00
Resolving Complex Due Diligence Challenges on Existing or New Opportunities When Working with China

Ellen Smith
Head Trade Compliance, Legal & Integrity
ABB

Brian J. Fleming
Member
Miller & Chevalier Chartered

  • Evaluating potential joint ventures
  • Evaluating new tech start-ups with limited legacy information
  • How much due diligence is required?
  • Navigating securities issues

2:45
Networking Break
3:15
Communicating Sanctions and Business Restrictions to China Businesses, Clients and Counterparties: Why You Should Use a Customer Assurance of Compliance

Guidette Laracuente
Head-Advisory -Legal and Compliance Department
Bank of China

Alice Rojas
Director, Deputy OFAC Officer
Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking – SGCIB

Paul Marquardt
Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

  • Financial services KYC best practices
  • With a sale to distributor or reseller, ask for assurance that they will not sell to prohibited end user
  • Use certification, contract terms and conditions
  • Engagement with Chinese business partners (suppliers/vendors and customers)
  • Put company on notices that compliance is expected

4:15
What to Expect the Next 6 Months: Q & A with Expert Speakers

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Micron

Adam Smith
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Sanctions experts preview anticipated developments likely to occur in the coming year and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

5:00
End of Conference