Day 1

Conference Chair Opening Remarks

Martha Harrison
McCarthy Tetrault

Focus on Canada: Adapting to the Latest Shifts in the Canadian Sanctions Landscape

Neelu Shanker
Deputy Director, Operations, Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division
Global Affairs Canada

Cory Anderson
Director, Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division
Global Affairs Canada

  • Examining the current economic sanctions landscape and the implications for your organization
  • Understanding top priorities and how to work with the GAC team moving into 2021
  • Practical guidance on the permit application process

Hong Kong and China: What is the Future for Export Controls and Sanctions

Sabrina Bandali
Bennett Jones LLP

Ali Burney
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • Examining new policies on export controls in Canada and the U.S. in response to Hong Kong’s Security Law
  • Applying best practices for organizations to ensure compliance with export and brokering controls under the Export and Imports Permits Act
  • Assessing the current political climate and indicators of future sanctions under the Magnitsky Law

Break or Interactive Conversation on AML and Sanctions

Open discussions, face-to-face on top challenges and developments in sanctions and virtual currency.

OFAC: Examining the U.S. Sanctions Landscape and Post-Election Predictions

Eytan Fisch

Aleksandar Dukic
Hogan Lovells

  • Examining the latest economic sanctions environment: Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and what to watch for heading for 2021
  • Discuss the impact of emerging from OFAC, DOJ and SEC investigations of sanctions violations
  • Practical tips to mitigate your company’s exposure under the US regimes

Russia Developments: Navigating Primary and Secondary Sanctions

Yvo Amar

Vladimir Shatiryan

Giovanna Cinelli
Morgan Lewis, Bockius LLP

  • Discuss how sanctions are being applied by US, EU and Canada against Russia
  • Outline key issues to consider when interpreting Russian sanctions
  • Gain guidance on Canada’s Crimea related prohibitions under SEMA
  • Hear lessons from recent secondary sanctions enforcement actions
  • Evaluate the factors that may create sanctions conflicts and explore mitigation measures
  • Monitoring Russian countermeasures— proposed legislation and foreign blocking statutes
  • Forecasting future sanctions activity based on foreign policy and political shifts globally

Break or Interactive Conversation on Export Controls and Sanctions

Open discussions, face-to-face on top challenges and developments in export controls.

New Areas to Watch: Brexit, Iran, U.S. Elections and more

Owais Arshad
Senior Manager, Global Economic Sanctions

Mathew Kronby
Border Ladner Gervais LLP

In this session learn where sanctions activity is heating up and the implications for your organization.

  • Examining the impact of Brexit and the U.S. election
  • What your company needs to know about emerging global trends and geopolitical shifts that could increase sanctions risk
  • Sanctions outlook for Iran, North Korea, Venezuela

Conflicts of Law: Resolving Common Conflicts Between the Canadian and U.S. Regime

Paul Jonathan Saguil
Deputy Head, Global Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption Program
TD Bank

Kimberly Strosnider
Covington & Burling LLP

Paul Lalonde


Gene DiMira
Chief Identity Officer
The AML Shop

  • Mitigating legal exposure under Helms Burton Title III
  • Examining the implications of current blocking statues for your organization
  • Leveraging insights on other sanctions measures where U.S. and Canada are starting to diverge or conflict
  • Best practices for staying in step with U.S. and Canadian sanctions landscapes from secondary sanctions to trade controls

Networking Break
Screening 2.0: The Current Movement Towards Smart Sanctions

Andres Betancourt
Senior Audit Manager, AMLATF and Sanctions

Michel Allen
Chief Compliance Officer
BNP Paribas

  • Learning about how Canada and other jurisdictions are shifting their focus away from industry and country-based sanctions to list-based
  • Strengthening onboarding and due diligence: Addressing screening deficits to ensure compliance with increasingly targeted sanctions against individuals
  • Identifying what organizations can do to avoid violations
  • Applying audit testing to make Sanctions program more robust

Interactive Q & A on Compliance Programs
Conference Adjourns