OFAC, EU and UK financial sanctions obligations - are you compliant? Top tips for asset managers

We are delighted to invite you to a breakfast panel session focusing on the most important sanctions issues affecting the global asset management industry and how to manage compliance with different financial sanctions regimes effectively. Our panel of speakers includes Qudsi Rasheed, Head of Sanctions Unit and Deputy Director of Multilateral Policy at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and Hogan Lovells partners Aline Doussin, Aleksandar Dukic and Louise Lamb.

This year has seen a number of developments in financial sanctions regimes in the UK, EU and the USA. It's clear that regulators across the globe are taking a stricter approach to sanctions compliance expectations, and this is likely to be reflected in enforcement cases.

In such a complex sanctions environment, it is more important than ever for asset managers to consider the likely exposure of their business (including their portfolio investments) to sanctions laws. A lack of due diligence can have significant consequences since breaches of financial sanctions are considered to be a serious criminal offence and can also result in reputational damage.

This session is aimed primarily at contacts at private equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure funds and will cover a range of issues including:  

  • UK Government foreign policy on sanctions
  • OFAC sanctions compliance guidance
  • EU Blocking Regulation compliance challenges
  • Compliance communications including the new types of transactions covered by OFAC reporting obligations
  • The UK post-Brexit sanctions legal framework
  • How to draft sanctions clauses in your contracts

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