Hogan Lovells International Trade and National Security Summit

We would like to cordially invite you to our in-person Hogan Lovells International Trade and National Security Summit scheduled for Tuesday, 12 September 2023.

This inaugural program, which is being co-sponsored by the Yeutter Institute at the University of Nebraska, will address the latest developments in international trade and national security. Specifically, senior officials from the Administration and Capitol Hill experts from Hogan Lovells, and industry representatives will have robust discussions related to international trade policy, sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering (AML), and the expanding rules governing foreign direct investment.

Our agenda is as follows:

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Networking lunch

  • Welcome and Introduction – Jonathan Stoel and Ajay Kuntamukkala, Partners and Co-chairs of the International Trade and Investment group, Hogan Lovells
  • Keynote speaker – Greta Peisch, General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Embassy Perspectives on Trade Policy
U.S. trade policies have significant implications affecting worldwide supply chains and the global economy. Recent administrations have changed course from prior decades of U.S. trade policy to focus on supporting certain domestic industries, protecting domestic workers and promoting U.S. national security. This dynamic political and policy environment has affected supply chains, access to the U.S. and foreign markets, and the competitiveness of U.S and non-U.S industry. Join us for a deep dive into these developments, and hear from the international perspectives of our foreign embassy colleagues.

  • Jonathan Stoel – Partner, Hogan Lovells (Co-Moderator)
  • Jill O’Donnell – Director, Yeutter Institute (Co-Moderator)
  • Stavros Lambrinidis – Ambassador, Embassy of the European Union
  • Arun Alexander – Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Canada
  • Hideaki Fujisawa – Minister of Economy, Trade, Industry/Business, and Energy, Embassy of Japan
  • Juliana Nam – Minister-Counsellor Trade, Embassy of Australia
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Breakout Session 1
Panel A:

Focus on China: A Practical Approach to Assessing Geopolitical and Trade Control Risks
With U.S.-China bilateral relations at a low point, it is critical for U.S. companies to understand the geopolitical and trade control risks associated with their activities related to China. This panel will address current U.S. and European Union trade and national security policies related to China, and the risks that companies face when operating in China, including U.S. an EU trade control laws and Chinese countermeasures. Our panelists will also discuss practical guidelines for conducting risk assessments for businesses engaging with China.

  • Ajay Kuntamukkala – Partner, Hogan Lovells (Moderator)
  • Brian Janovitz – Chief China Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative
  • Jeremie Waterman – President of the China Center and VP of for Greater China, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Lourdes Catrain – Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Tim Bergreen – Partner, Hogan Lovells
Panel B: 

Navigating AML & Sanctions Challenges: Tech-Driven Compliance, Global Payments, and Regulatory Insights
In today's dynamic financial landscape, staying ahead of anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions challenges requires a combination of technology, global perspectives, and deep regulatory insights. It is critical for companies to develop practices for effectively onboarding customers, implementing continuous monitoring strategies,  and promoting an agile compliance environment given current events and legal changes. This panel brings together experts to delve into the complexities of AML and sanctions compliance and crisis management on a global basis, focusing on lessons learned in the wake of Russia and China sanctions developments and exploring expected regulatory developments, offering valuable strategies and perspectives to navigate these critical issues.

  • Beth Peters – Partner, Hogan Lovells (Moderator)
  • Sara Lenet – Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Jamie Rogers – Partner, Hogan LovellsClaire Axinn – Sanctions and Risk Advisory Director, Capital One
  • Mike Da Silva – Vice President, Global Sanctions Compliance, JP Morgan Chase

4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Networking Break
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Breakout Session 2
Panel C:

New U.S. Outbound Investment Regime – Learning from CFIUS and Other Practical Considerations
On August 9, President Biden declared a national emergency and issued the long-awaited executive order (“EO”) that proposes restrictions on certain outbound investments by U.S. persons in companies from countries of concern that are involved in developing certain products and technologies with national security significance. The outflow of U.S. investment into these technologies is seen as a threat to U.S. technological leadership and a weakening of U.S. competitive advantage on the battlefield. The accompanying advance notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANPRM”) issued by the Department of Treasury proposes a framework for implementing the EO and solicits public comment on a number of aspects of the complex framework. This move is part of a broader set of concerns over how U.S. investment poses a risk to U.S. national security, which is currently being considered by both the Biden Administration and Congress. Our panel will review key components of these proposals that companies should keep top of mind—including how to avoid unintended consequences while addressing legitimate risks.

  • Kelly Ann Shaw – Partner, Hogan Lovells (Moderator)
  • Anne Salladin – Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Lila Nieves-Lee – Republican Staff Director, Senate Banking Committee
  • James Guiliano – Director of Government Affairs, American Investment Council (AIC) 
  • Ted Posner – Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs, U.S. Treasury Department
Panel D:

Export Controls and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Navigating Current and Potential Restrictions
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to revolutionize industries and global markets, policy makers around the world are considering laws and regulations that seek to harness its benefits and continue protecting national security. In that context, export controls have become an essential tool in preserving U.S. leadership in AI and restricting AI uses that are perceived to threaten U.S. national security. This panel will start by discussing the current technology and national security landscape surrounding the rapid development of AI. We will then consider the current state of export controls applicable to AI technologies, the challenges of crafting effective but narrowly tailored controls in this rapidly evolving area, and what to expect going forward.

  • Mark Brennan – Partner, Hogan Lovells (Moderator)
  • Stephen Propst – Partner, Hogan Lovells
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

We very much hope that you can join us for this exciting program.

Please contact David Barritt for further inquiries.


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