Designated by D.C.: How U.S. Sanctions Combat Foreign Corruption

June 16, 2017
By: Saskia Rietbroek, Principal SanctionsAlert.com and Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer,www.SanctionsAlert.com

The use of sanctions as an international means of effecting change has grown exponentially in recent times. As countries become less and less keen to use military force, the world has turned to sanctions implementation as a means of affecting international change, both politically and socially. (more…)

Essentials: What U.S. and International Companies Doing Business in Canada Need To Know About Canadian Sanctions

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Date:  Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST

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This Essentials webinar is a live online course focusing on the fundamentals of Canadian sanctions and export controls programs. The course is designed for U.S. and international sanctions compliance professionals, providing practical advice on doing business in Canada while navigating Canadian sanctions laws. Essentials will provide attendees with a solid framework, practical tips and up-to-date information – the information you need to stay compliant!

What you will learn:

  • Navigating conflicts of law between Canada, U.S. law, including the Cuba embargo
  • When strict adherence to U.S. trade control laws can result in a violation of Canada law
  • Where Canada trade controls are more stringent that U.S. controls,
  • Practical issues and pitfalls such as Canada “red flag” destinations and crafting U.S. compliance policy onto Canada operations
  • Enforcement power of Canadian authorities, and lessons learned from real life cases
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John Boscariol
Heads the International Trade & Investment Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault

Mr. Boscariol heads the International Trade & Investment Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault. He focuses on economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export, import and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, and more. He has recognized expertise in the interaction of Canadian trade controls with those of the US and EU. Recognitions include: 2015 and 2014 Global Law Experts Practice Award for International Trade Compliance Lawyer of the Year (Canada). He is Deputy Rule of Law Officer and Past Division Chair of the ABA Section of International Law. He is Senior Adviser and Past Co-Chair of the ABA Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee. He is Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters’ Export Committee.

 

Saskia Rietbroek
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and
an industry leader on anti-money laundering (AML)

Saskia is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and an industry leader on anti-money laundering (AML) and related financial crime topics. Saskia has over 15 years of AML experience, in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Stemming from her global footprint, she applies valuable expertise and insight into international training, and financial crime compliance projects. Saskia was the founding Executive Director of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). She conducts training, independent reviews of AML/OFAC Compliance Programs, designs AML/OFAC Manuals, and AML/OFAC Risk Assessments. Saskia is also Partner at AML Services International, a multi-media training company in the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) field. Its webinar series attracts hundreds of financial institutions from all over the world. Saskia spearheaded ACAMS as its founding Executive Director from October 2001 to December 2005. Under her leadership, ACAMS grew from 0-3500 members from 101 countries, and developed the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Program (CAMS), which has become the de facto AML credential in the financial services industry worldwide. She has served on the ACAMS Advisory Board, and on the ACAMS Exam Preparation Seminar Taskforce. From 2007-2010, Saskia served as Financial Crimes Advisor to Fiserv, a U.S- based Fortune 500 company. She is a frequent speaker in English, Spanish and Dutch on a variety of financial crime subjects. She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru). She also has an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks fluent Dutch, English, Spanish and basic German.

Speaker:

John Boscariol

Moderator:

Saskia Rietbroek

This course has been approved for 1.25 CFCS credits by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

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Between a rock and a hard place: How to ensure sanction compliance when operating a facility in a sanctions-targeted country

June 13, 2017
By Simon Hirsbrunner and Alice Lauterjung

The recently reported resignation of cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim’s CEO has thrown a spotlight on the risks of operating commercial activities in countries targeted by economic sanctions. [1] Without drawing any conclusions on the legal qualification of LafargeHolcim’s conduct in the specific circumstances, the following provides an overview of the principal issues at stake in this case. (more…)

Trump Sanctions Policies Still Undefined, But Could Affect Many Nations and Compliance Officers – Part 6: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Conciliatory Commitment to the Status Quo, For the Most Part

June 3, 2017
By: Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

In this series, we present the comments and assertions made by President Donald Trump and his top assistants concerning economic sanctions and export controls so that compliance professionals can make informed decisions as to the likely positions of the new U.S. administration in the next four years. (more…)

Increasingly Complex Iranian Sanctions Regimes Cause Ongoing Complications for Compliance Suites

May 17, 2017
By: Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

Since the international community decided to implement a plan to reduce sanctions against Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), on January 16, 2016 (“Implementation Day”), the European and U.S. regimes have become increasingly misaligned. Not surprisingly, this has led to compliance officers and other professionals having to navigate extremely treacherous waters. In a recent poll conducted by Sanctions Alert, when attendees were asked what the prospects are that U.S. sanctions will be eased in the near future, almost 90% of those polled indicated that this was either “Unlikely” or “Very Unlikely”. (more…)