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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:
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.
The UK has continued to introduce new sanctions measures in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crises. The new UK measures have included:
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.
Identifying Red Flags for Professional Services.
This Breakfast Briefing is aimed for those acting on behalf of a sanctioned entity, or an associate in particular a professional services provider, who in turn is advising a sanctioned party. In particular, the Briefing will cover:
1. Overview of the NCA response
2. A reminder of the regulated sector’s reporting requirements
3. Relevant Sanctions Evasion Criminal Offences
4. JMLIT Red Alert
5. Common Indicators as to sanctions evasion
a. By Designated Person
b. By Enablers
6. Case study(s) and open discussion
7. Recommendations as to industry best practise
• David Liebscher, Senior Manager, International Corruption Unit & Combatting Kleptocracy Cell, National Crime Agency
• Dominic Maciver, Bribery Corruption and Sanctions Evasion Threat Leadership Team, National Economic Crime Command, National Crime Agency
UK Finance Welcome and Introductory Remarks.
Neil Whiley, Director, Sanctions, UK Finance
Daniel Drake, Head of Sanctions Taskforce, Russia/Ukraine Policy, FCDO
In response to the ongoing developments with Russia and Ukraine, the US/EU/UK have implemented numerous restrictive measures to toughen their sanctions regime against Russia. This session will cover the recent coordination efforts and points of convergence, including:
Deconstructing Sanctions: the impact of escalating global sanctions on the business risk landscape
Faced with increasing complexity in the wake of the evolving global geo-political situation, the challenge for businesses to build processes that effectively identify and mitigate business risk is greater than ever. AML screening expert Katarina Pranjic explains the vital supportive role that technology can play in these processes, enabling financial institutions to not only respond quickly to screening challenges, but ensure that resources are configured most effectively to add the greatest value. Katarina will share exclusive insights on the effect of recent sanctions on consumer behaviour in eastern European regions, as detected by the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network and the implications they might have on Sanctions Programs.Speaker:
The scope, complexity and expedited pace of adoption of the new sanctions measures is unprecedented making it challenging for financial institutions to keep track of the restrictions. This session will cover the commercial pressures, when it comes to:
The move to a ‘strict liability’ basis represents a significant shift in the UK’s approach to civil enforcement of sanctions breaches. This session will clarify:
- The basis for ‘strict liability’ in relation to the imposition of civil monetary penalties
- Guidance for companies on what steps and controls could amount to ‘reasonable precautions’
- Factors to be considered on what constitutes a breach
Lotte Penney, Director, Group Sanctions, Standard Chartered Bank Panellists:
• Ann Doan, Managing Associate General Counsel, Global Financial Crime, Group Legal, HSBC
• Victoria Turner, Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
• Stephen Horan, Barrister, Erskine Chambers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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