Nadiya Nychay

Ms. Nychay is a Partner in the Brussels office of Dentons, and an expert on international trade law, dispute resolution, including in the WTO, and regulatory matters. In her practice, Ms. Nychay draws on more than 15 years of experience in leading international law firms and as a legal officer at the WTO secretariat. She has built a strong sanctions-compliance practice, which has been recognized by the Legal 500. She frequently counsels clients on the practical implications of the EU and UN sanctions on transactions relating to Iran, Syria, Russia and North Korea, appearing before regulatory authorities in the EU Member States. She has provided legal advice and analysis concerning the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (i.e. JCPOA), and the Ukrainian sanctions on Russia. She advised a leading European medical supplies and pharmaceutical company on FCPA compliance, EU export controls and sanctions compliance. She advised a leading Turkish agricultural company on EU sanctions compliance in the context of agricultural imports to sanctioned jurisdictions, and advised leading financial institutions, investment and wealth management companies on sanctions compliance. She speaks English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

Bryan R. Early, Ph.D.

EBryan R. Early is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy,  Director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), and the founding Director of the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES). He conducts research on topics related to foreign policy, international security, and political violence and is an expert on economic sanctions, strategic trade controls, and the proliferation of nuclear and aerospace technology. His book Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail (Stanford University Press, 2015) offers the first comprehensive explanation of the causes and consequences of sanctions busting. Early graduated with his PhD in Political Science from The University of Georgia in 2009 and earned his BA in Politics from Washington and Lee University in 2004. From 2008-2009, he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As the Director of PISCES and a principal investigator at the Center for Policy Research, Early has been the recipient of 38 grant awards totaling over $4.6 million since 2011.

Jonathan Brewer, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Centre for Science and Security Studies
Department of War Studies
King’s College London

Dr. Brewer, a recognized expert on global proliferation threats, financial sanctions and proliferation financing, was the financial expert on the UN Panel on Iran, created by UN Resolution 1929 in 2010. Previously, he served with the UK Diplomatic Service, where he was Head of Counter-Proliferation 2005-2010. Dr Brewer’s current areas of research include proliferation financing, financial sanctions, and related typologies. He contributed extensive material on UN financial sanctions to reports of the UN Panel on Iran published by the Security Council. His publications include papers relating to financing of proliferation, sanctions on Iran, and the role of the private sector in supporting implementation of sanctions.