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Day 1 - Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Co-Chair Opening Remarks

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance

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

Practical Overview of Regulatory Landscape for China Trade & Sanctions

Diana Iskelov
Director and Senior Counsel
BNP Paribas

Alexandre Lamy
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

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

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

Kara Bombach
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

Networking Break
How the China Blocking Statute Will Affect Your Organization and How to Manage Conflicts of Law

Qing Ren
Global Law Office (CHINA)

Leon Liu

  • 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

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

Ellen Smith
Trade Compliance Consultant

Brian J. Fleming
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

Networking Break
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
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

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

Jen Maki
Director, Global Trade Compliance

Adam Smith
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.

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