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Day 1

Conference Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Orisia Gammell
Chief Legal Counsel, Export Control US (Global)

Ilya Shulman
Executive Director, Global Financial Crime
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Monitoring the US-Russia Relationship and What to Expect in the Next 6 Months

George Kleinfeld
Clifford Chance

Sinead Goss
EMEA Head, AML and Sanctions Legal

  • Priorities of the Biden Administration and CAATSA update
  • Monitoring UK and EU sanctions on Russia
  • Lessons learned from recent enforcement action.
  • Impact of latest activity in Ukraine and Belarus
  • Status of Russia Counter Sanctions

Screening: How to Perform Accurate Due Diligence & Sanctions Screening for Russian Persons and Entities

Annie Froehlich
Director and Senior Counsel, Sanctions and Export
Carrier Corporation

Orisia Gammell
Chief Legal Counsel, Export Control US (Global)

Peter Chessick
Counsel, International Trade Practice
White & Case LLP

  • Where to find necessary information
  • How to identify company ownership and controlling interests
  • Determining beneficial ownership for shell companies and offshore entities created specifically to obscure the owner.
  • Completing enhanced due diligence for potential human rights issues as well as surveillance and military end use involvement
  • How to deal with change of ownership in companies post listing of an individual as a SDN to avoid the 50% rule

Networking Break
50% Rule: How to Apply this Rule in the Real World

Ilya Shulman
Executive Director, Global Financial Crime
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Robert Slack
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

This session will let you test your knowledge with audience polling that will present hypothetical examples on applying the 50% rule.

New Debt Rules and Secondary Sanctions: Tips to Stay Compliant

Elizabeth Zane

Daniel Hudson
Herbert Smith Freehill

  • Implications on new US sanctions on debt
  • Navigating securities issues
  • Potential sanctions against existing sovereign debt

Deciphering Rapid and Unpredictable Developments for Energy, Oil and Gas Companies Doing Business in Russia

Allyson Miller
General Counsel
Hunting PLC

Inna Tsimerman
Chief International Trade Counsel

Jamie Rogers
Hogan Lovells

  • Recent actions taken under US sanctions against Russia including the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 and Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019
  • Consequences and the lessons that entities in this sector can draw from them.
  • Upheaval in UK sanctions following Brexit and the impacts on the energy sector again affecting Russia and how compliance programmes can appropriately be structured around all these risks.
  • Update on other US, EU and UK country sanctions programs that have the potential to impact those in or operating in this sector.

Networking Break
Resolving Red Flags: Common Due Diligence Challenges When Working with Russia

Matthew Fogarty
Counsel, Trade
General Motors

Lori Scheetz
Wiley Rein LLP

  • Evaluating prospective JVs and other third-party relationships
  • Identifying direct and indirect sanctioned ownership risks
  • Resolving concerns on tech startups with limited legacy information
  • Determining how much due diligence is appropriate (and how often)
  • Conducting diligence in the context of sectoral sanctions

Communicating Sanctions and Business Restrictions to Businesses, Clients and Counterparties: Why You Should Use a Customer Assurance of Compliance

Karen Robertson
Senior Manager – Global Trade Compliance
Uber Technologies Inc.

Judith Lee
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 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 Russian business partners (suppliers/vendors and customers)
  • Put company on notices that compliance is expected

Q & A with Expert Speakers
End of Conference