Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

Legal Conference on Sanctions and Export Controls

Preliminary Agenda

THURSDAY OCTOBER 07, 2021

US Sanctions and Export Controls Track

10:00 – 10:20 AM ET Opening Remarks by Chair US Track Don’t miss the opening remarks and key note address on US Sanctions from a legal perspective
10:30 – 11:10 AM ET Panel Discussion on US Sanctions This session focuses on sanctions compliance issues faced by US companies. Topics include: Interpretation of US sanctions against China, including sanctions targeting securities investments that finance certain Chinese companies, OFAC’s “digital jurisdiction”, challenges for cryptocurrency companies and recent court cases that affect companies’ risk appetite and business decisions.
11:20 – 12:00 PM ET Panel Discussion on US Export Controls This session focuses on export controls compliance issues for US companies, including US-China trade controls and delivers critical information for compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
12:00 – 12:30 PM ET Hypothetical Scenario Case Study on Russia Sanctions: Is this Prohibited Under US Sanctions? Participate in this interactive session and test your knowledge of US sanctions with a hypothetical case study involving grey areas related to US sanctions against Russia, including Directive 4 and CAATSA 232

THURSDAY OCTOBER 14, 2021

EU Sanctions and Export Controls Track

10:00 – 10:20 AM ET Opening Remarks by Chair EU Track Join us for the opening remarks and key note address on a hot topic by the Chair of the EU Track
10:30 -11:10 AM ET Panel Discussion on EU Sanctions This session focuses on sanctions compliance issues faced by EU companies. Topics include: Assessing risk of extraterritorial sanctions (e.g. how to interpret the word “significant”?), conflict of law when doing business with Iran or Russia, and legal issues related to compliance with EU sanctions
11:20 – 12:00 PM ET Panel Discussion on EU Export Controls This session focuses on export controls compliance issues faced by EU companies. Session covers topics such as a) the new EU dual use regime, stricter export controls for potential misuses of new technologies, and in particular cyber-surveillance items, b) requirements related to enhanced due diligence and reporting obligations for businesses to show compliance with applicable export controls c) supply chain risk.
12:00 – 12:30 PM ET Hypothetical Scenario Session: How To Assess the Risk of Extraterritorial Sanctions Participate in this live interactive session and test your knowledge of US extraterritorial sanctions with a hypothetical scenario case study.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2021

UK Sanctions and Export Controls Track

10:00 – 10:20 AM ET Opening Remarks by Chair UK Track Don’t miss the opening remarks and key note address on a hot topic by the Chair of the UK track
10:30 -11:10 AM ET Panel Discussion on UK Sanctions This session focuses on sanctions compliance issues faced by UK companies. Topics include: Assessing risk of extraterritorial sanctions, conflict of law related to Iran, and compliance issues related to compliance with the new UK autonomous sanctions regimes, such as the sanctions under the new global human rights regime. How will the UK interpret the May 2021 opinion from the European Court of Justice on the EU Blocking Statute? What are the legal questions that arise and how to deal with these issues in a practical on the job environment?
11:20 – 12:00 PM ET Panel Discussion on UK Export Controls This session focuses on export controls compliance issues faced by UK companies. This session covers key legal considerations for companies in respect of the framework of the UK’s autonomous export control regime. Topics include supply chain risk, exporting dual-use items, exporting firearms, exporting civil nuclear material, exporting military items
12:00 – 12:30 PM ET Legal Trivia Game on UK Sanctions and Export Controls Participate in this Live Trivia Game and test your knowledge of UK new sanctions and export controls definitions, cases and concepts in a fun and interactive environment.