28 Sep 16

Trade Controls; current challenges and critical issues from a US and EU perspective

The Hague, The Netherlands, • English

There have been a number of important developments in the area of export control regulations and economic sanctions. Foreseeable international events are expected to have a significant impact in the near future. This calls for an update on trade controls from both a US and EU perspective.
This seminar specifically aims at providing business with (i) a clear understanding of relevant US and EU trade controls and their enforcement and (ii) an insight in recent and expected developments and their practical implications

Description

There have been a number of important developments in the area of export control regulations and economic sanctions. Foreseeable international events are expected to have a significant impact in the near future. This calls for an update on trade controls from both a US and EU perspective.

This seminar specifically aims at providing business with (i) a clear understanding of relevant US and EU trade controls and their enforcement and (ii) an insight in recent and expected developments and their practical implications. Attention will be paid inter alia to the following developments:

  • Iran post JCPOA-adoption;
  • Ongoing sanctions agains Russia;
  • Consequences of Brexit;
  • Consequences of the American 2016 Presidential elections.

Specific attention will also be paid to the recast of the EU Dual-Use Regulation, which foresees the inclusion of a human rights factor in the processing of export license requests and other important changes. Mr Stéphane Chardon, ‎Head of Sector, Strategic Export Controls at the European Commission and responsible for the recast of the EU Dual-Use Regulation will provide a tour d’horizon of the changes (tbc).

Who should attend:

Corporate compliance officers and legal and tax counsel of large and mid-sized companies with an international business presence, including financial institutions/banks, seeking to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of US and EU trade controls

Programme

13.00 – Registration

13.15 – Welcome and introduction

Trade controls – current challenges and critical issues from a US & EU perspective

14.30 – The recast of the EU Dual-Use Regulation; what is new?

15.00 – Break

15.15 – Trade controls-current challenges and critical issues from a practical business perspective

16.15 – Trade controls and the financial sector

16.45 – Panel discussion and Q&A

17.15 – Concluding remarks

Drinks & networking

Speakers

Ms Susan Kovarovics, Partner, Bryan Cave, Washington DC
Mr Bert Gevers, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
Mr Gerard Kreijen, Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

Mr Stéphane Chardon, ‎Head of Sector, Strategic Export Controls, European Commission (tbc)

Mr Yuri Florentinus, Country Head of Export Control and Customs, Siemens Nederland
Ms Heather Sroka, Senior Legal Counsel, AkzoNobel

Mr Paul Schuilwerve, Managing Director & Head Corporate Banking International, ABN AMRO Bank

Logistial notes

The meeting will take place in the Malietoren, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, 2594 AV, The Hague, in the direct vicinity of The Hague Central Station.

If you are travelling by car, generally speaking, you should be able to park in the Malietoren (entrance car park is at the back of the building). However, parking space cannot be guaranteed. Alternatives are:

  • ‘Q-Park Den Haag CS / New Babylon’, Prinses Irenestraat 1, 2595 BD, The Hague;
  • ‘Parking Malieveld’, Koningskade 1b, 2596 AA, The Hague.

Venue

Organizers: ICC Netherlands

Malietoren, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, 2594 AV

Registration

Registration (on a first come, first serve basis) will close on Wednesday 21 September 2016, end of day. Registrations cancelled after 14 September 2016 will be charged in full.