Benelux Chapter Event
EU Human Rights Sanctions
Tristan Mrotzek , Sanctions Compliance, European Investment Bank
Maarten Rijssenbeek , Partner of the Forensic and Financial Crime team, Deloitte Sheila Jassies , General Counsel, Cofco International
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:15 – 01:00 PM CET (Amsterdam)
What you will learn:
- Recent human rights development in the EU
- The impact of new legislative initiatives regarding supply chain due diligence on Sanctions professionals
- Practical steps to mitigate sanctions risk in project finance Status of the March 2021, the European Parliament draft resolution on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability
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Sanctions Compliance European Investment Bank Tristan Mrotzek is part of the Sanctions Unit at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. After legal studies In the UK, Tristan has worked in multiple international financial institutions covering financial crime and sanctions issues in wholesale and investment banking.
Apart from advisory and policy work, Tristan is heavily involved in the operational aspects of Sanctions Compliance Programs and is experienced in implementing systems and controls.
Tristan has been a member of the ACSS since 2019 and is currently studying to become a Certified Sanctions Specialist.
Partner of the Forensic & Financial Crime team Deloitte Maarten Rijssenbeek is a partner of the Forensic & Financial Crime team of Deloitte in The Netherlands. Before he joined Deloitte, he worked as a public prosecutor and as a deputy advocate general for more than ten years. Maarten started his career as a corporate and criminal defence attorney.
Maarten focuses on assisting clients with financial crime challenges. He participates in and drives the wider debate on bringing the (inter)national financial crime framework to the next maturity level, e.g. facilitating public/private and private/private cooperation.
As a prosecutor, Maarten investigated and prosecuted several high profile fraud, corruption and money laundering cases.
From 2013-2019, Maarten was the national coordinating prosecutor for terrorist financing in the Netherlands. In this role, he cofounded and chaired an interagency partnership and a public-private partnership against terrorism financing within the Dutch Financial Expertise Centre (FEC). He was also closely involved in the creation of a public-private partnership against serious crime and money laundering.
Maarten has been a member of the Dutch FATF delegation and a visiting lecturer on terrorist financing and sanctions at Leiden University.
General Counsel Cofco International Sheila is Cofco International’s lead counsel for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa since January 2018 and is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Previously, she was the senior corporate counsel at Nidera focusing on trade sanctions compliance and corporate law. She has rich experience in the agricultural commodities trading industry, implementing global sanctions policies and procedures and ensuring trade sanctions compliance. Before joining Cofco International, Sheila worked for Unilever, Coca-Cola and Provimi (Cargill-owned).
Sheila holds a law degree from the Erasmus University, post graduate certifications, and is listed in the 2019 Legal 500 GC Powerlist.