Overview: 

UK Finance is delighted to welcome you to our in-person half-day Sanctions Conference in London on 16 June 2022.

Held under strict Chatham House Rule, candidly discuss best practices and hear directly from your peers and government. Stay ahead of rapid advancements on the ever-changing global economic sanctions landscape, including:

  • Navigating the current wave of Russia sanctions complexities
  • Mitigating the risks of ‘Strict Liability’ under the New Economic Crime Act
  • Public-private partnerships on international alignment with the US/EU/UK

This conference will provide you with the opportunity to knowledge-share, receive practical guidance and benchmark expertise to review and effectively manage your current sanctions operations. 
 

Background 

The UK has continued to introduce new sanctions measures in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crises. The new UK measures have included: 

  • Sanctions enforcement powers under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022
  • The designation of numerous individuals and entities under the UK’s Russia and Belarus sanctions regime
  • Introduction of new general licenses 
  • The introduction of numerous SI amendments and revision of various guidance documents

This conference will cover the key developments within the current sanctions landscape from government and those at the forefront dealing first-hand on the tightening of restrictions and enforcement landscape. 

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Neil Whiley

Neil Whiley

Director, UK Finance

Neil is responsible for the UK Finance sanctions programme and has worked in the financial services sector for over 20 years, concentrating on sanctio...

Neil is responsible for the UK Finance sanctions programme and has worked in the financial services sector for over 20 years, concentrating on sanctions compliance since 2009. Prior to joining UK Finance, Neil was the sanctions SME for Internal Audit at Deutsche Bank in London and spent over seven years at Lloyds and later HSBC helping both banks review and improve their sanctions compliance.

Neil is a Fellow of both the International Compliance Association and the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and holds an MSc in International Commercial Law and Financial Crime Compliance.

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Katarina Pranjic

Katarina Pranjic

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Katarina is a subject matter expert in financial crime compliance. In her role Katarina is responsible for working with strategic customers and partne...

Katarina is a subject matter expert in financial crime compliance. In her role Katarina is responsible for working with strategic customers and partners, industry analysts, press and regulators representing LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the market. She regularly assists on various strategic initiatives across UK and Ireland. She joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions from PwC Croatia, where she worked as a Risk & Compliance Manager in the Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management areas. Katarina is CAMS-certified and has more than ten years of experience in corporate risk management and financial crime compliance. She started her AML career as KYC analyst, later becoming Compliance Manager and then moving to AML consultancy role. She assisted clients in the banking, retail, hospitality, virtual currency and telecom sectors with internal AML audits, compliance consulting, seminars and generally in their efforts to identify and mitigate financial crime threats. In addition to designing and implementing KYC and AML programs and incorporating a broad range of vendor solutions, she also has experience with GDPR, PSD2, FATCA and CRS.

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Vanessa Cooper

Vanessa Cooper

Solution Consultant, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Vanessa is a Solution Consultant for LexisNexis Risk Solutions and has extensive experience working with data vendors and Fintechs, specialising in Fi...

Vanessa is a Solution Consultant for LexisNexis Risk Solutions and has extensive experience working with data vendors and Fintechs, specialising in Financial Crime prevention since 2013. Starting sixteen years ago with a move from Rome, Italy, to London, UK, Vanessa gained valuable Financial Markets experience, working for Bloomberg LP and the New York Stock Exchange (ICE). She transitioned to Financial Crime Prevention when she joined Thomson Reuters – discovering her passion for Risk Solutions and Compliance.

Vanessa is a Member of the International Compliance Association, having studied both Financial Crime Prevention and Money Laundering Risk in Betting and Gaming with them. She was a key member of the EUREKA Award winning team at the FCA Women Empowerment TechSprint 2021.

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Shaun Day

Shaun Day

Compliance Manager, JPMorgan

Shaun Day is a compliance manager in JPMorgan’s Sanctions compliance team.  He leads the sanctions advisory and sanctions investigations function in t...

Shaun Day is a compliance manager in JPMorgan’s Sanctions compliance team.  He leads the sanctions advisory and sanctions investigations function in the EMEA region, specialising in the application of European and U.S. sanctions to JPMorgan’s activities across EMEA.  Shaun is based in JPMorgan’s Bournemouth hub. 

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Vicky Turner

Vicky Turner

Zia Ullah

Zia Ullah

Partner and Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations, Eversheds Sutherland

Zia is a partner and Co-Global Head of Eversheds Sutherland's Corporate Crime and Investigations group and a specialist in International Sanctions, AM...

Zia is a partner and Co-Global Head of Eversheds Sutherland's Corporate Crime and Investigations group and a specialist in International Sanctions, AML and ABC. Ranked in Legal 500 he advises on all aspects of corporate and financial crime compliance and was previously the global head of Sanctions at Barclays. Zia is a current FCA approved 'Skilled Person' for Financial Crime.  

Zia created and is editor of Eversheds Sutherland's Global Sanctions Guide a comprehensive guide to sanctions compliance in 72 jurisdictions and is also a contributing author to GIR's 'Guide to Sanctions' as well as 'Anti-money Laundering Compliance for Law Firms' published by ARK Group.

Zia is a committee member of the Fraud Lawyers' Association and is also co-chair of UK Finance's Associate Member's Sanctions Panel.

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Sinéad Goss

Sinéad Goss

EMEA Head, AML, Anti-Bribery and Sanctions Legal, Citi

Sinéad Goss is the EMEA Head, AML, Anti-Bribery and Sanctions Legal at Citi. Having originally trained and qualified as a corporate solicitor with CMS...

Sinéad Goss is the EMEA Head, AML, Anti-Bribery and Sanctions Legal at Citi. Having originally trained and qualified as a corporate solicitor with CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, she joined Citi in 2007 as the EMEA Head, Investment Banking Legal. Sinéad fulfilled this role for 7 years before moving into her current role in 2014. She provides legal advice to the bank on complex AML, Anti-bribery and sanctions issues across the region, including both advisory and investigations work. 

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Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake

Head of Sanctions Taskforce, Russia/Ukraine Policy, FCDO

Daniel Drake joined the Foreign Office in 2001. He has been posted overseas in Africa, and worked across a range of roles in the Foreign Office, Cabin...

Daniel Drake joined the Foreign Office in 2001. He has been posted overseas in Africa, and worked across a range of roles in the Foreign Office, Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence. He became head of the FCDO’s Sanctions Unit (now Sanctions Task Force) in December 2022.

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Simon Armstrong

Simon Armstrong

Head of Sanctions Escalations and Alerts Advisory, Barclays

I started in Sanctions in 2008 in the Corporate Sanctions Team working on Customer Alerts and Reviews and answering queries from the Business. In 2011...

I started in Sanctions in 2008 in the Corporate Sanctions Team working on Customer Alerts and Reviews and answering queries from the Business. In 2011, I moved into the Group Sanctions Team, providing sanctions advice to Business aligned sanctions teams across the globe, managing breaches, regulatory disclosures and exceptions to Policy. After a filling a variety of different roles in that team, in January last year, I moved into a new role combining management of that central team (Sanctions Escalations) and the Alerts Advisory team who review and decision payment and customer alerts.
 

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Lotte Penney

Lotte Penney

Director, Group Sanctions Team, Standard Chartered

Lotte joined Standard Chartered in May 2021 as a Director in the Group Sanctions Team and leads on monitoring applicable global sanctions laws and reg...

Lotte joined Standard Chartered in May 2021 as a Director in the Group Sanctions Team and leads on monitoring applicable global sanctions laws and regulations, drafting sanctions policies and standards for the bank, and providing technical advice on business and transactional matters. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Lotte was at Barclays bank where she drafted and provided guidance on the bank’s Financial Crime Policy and Standards.

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David Liebscher

David Liebscher

Senior Manager and Deputy Head of the International Corruption Unit, National Crime Agency

David Liebscher is a Senior Manager and the Deputy Head of the International Corruption Unit (‘ICU’) within the National Crime Agency. The ICU ‘s remi...

David Liebscher is a Senior Manager and the Deputy Head of the International Corruption Unit (‘ICU’) within the National Crime Agency. The ICU ‘s remit includes the criminal or civil investigation in the UK from grand corruption linked to foreign Politically Exposed Persons (‘PEPs’); to trace and recover the proceeds of corruption linked to foreign PEPs; support foreign law enforcement agencies with international anti-corruption investigations on their UK based enquiries; and enforcement of serious criminal breaches of the UK financial sanctions regime.

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Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland

In an increasingly interconnected world, international organisations both governmental and non-governmental together with prosecutors, regulators, sha...

In an increasingly interconnected world, international organisations both governmental and non-governmental together with prosecutors, regulators, shareholders, journalists and civil society groups all seek to hold corporations and their senior executives accountable for allegedly unlawful and unethical conduct. The issues facing these corporations and executives are often cross-jurisdictional or involve concurrent questions of civil, criminal and regulatory law.  Concerns about unethical or unlawful conduct typically arise in relation to criminal laws around fraud, embezzlement, bribery (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Bribery Act), market manipulation, sanctions, tax evasion and money laundering.

No matter the subject of the allegation, a mismanaged response can result in significant financial, logistical and reputational harm. When issues arise, it is critical that the facts are established quickly, practical legal advice is given, and (where necessary) remedial action is taken promptly.

Eversheds Sutherland’s global team of  lawyers  and other professionals represents leading corporations and senior executives in the financial services, insurance, energy, environmental, diversified industrial, construction, metals, mining, retail and food and drink sectors. We work in all of the world’s major economies and have extensive experience in developing countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, providing quality, innovation and consistency in legal service delivery around the globe from 74 offices in 35 countries.

Our team is comprised of subject matter experts across the core areas of financial crime, corporate crime and investigations covering Anti-bribery and corruption, Anti-money laundering and sanctions. We are also one of the only global law firms that also has a specialist financial crime compliance team made up of specialist lawyers, non-lawyers and regulatory specialists, with practical experience of working in-house at international regulators or law enforcement agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the National Crime Agency, and the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK and the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission in the US.

Additionally, our team have worked within the legal and compliance functions at some of the world’s largest global corporations in positions such as Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Global Head of Sanctions and Global Head of Financial Crime Legal. In 2013, we were appointed Skilled Persons for Financial Crime by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, tasked with assisting the regulator with the assessment of the adequacy of financial crime systems and controls across regulated firms and have also supported the UK’s Serious Fraud Office with some of its recent high-profile cases.

Our unique insight into full end-to-end financial crime compliance, investigation, enforcement and assurance is reflected by our inclusion in industry guides such as GIR 100, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides customers with solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry speci?c content with advanced technol...

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides customers with solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry speci?c content with advanced technology and analytics to assist them in evaluating and predicting risk and enhancing operational ef?ciency.

We use the power of data and advanced analytics to help our customers make better, timelier decisions. Our innovative solutions enable organisations to manage risks like identity theft, fraud, money laundering and terrorism, and prevent ?nancial crimes.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions brings together physical identity attributes, including name, address, date of birth; with behavioural biometrics; and a powerful contributory database of digital identity intelligence: electronic devices and associated digital personas; enabling organisations to make more reliable fraud and risk decisions.

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Financial Institutions

  • Sanctions compliance
  • Financial crime, AML, MLRO, CTF
  • Risk management
  • Trade finance

Multinational Corporations

  • Chief and Regional Compliance Officers
  • General/Legal Counsels
  • MD’s, Heads, Directors, VP’s:
  • Sanctions and trade compliance
  • Risk management
  • Export controls
  • Group audit – financial crime

Law Firms, Consultancies and Solution Providers:

  • Sanctions and international trade
  • Corporate crime and investigations
  • Government, public policy and regulation