ACSS London Chapter Event

British Sanctions Roundup: Brexit, OFSI, and the New UK Sanctions Landscape

Maya Lester QC, Brick Court Chambers
Stuart Gamester, Shell (UK)
Chloe Cina, Deutsche Bank

Tom Cornell, ACSS Chapter Chair

Date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST

03:00 PM – 04:15 PM London

04:00 PM – 05:15 PM Amsterdam

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Maya Lester QC

Senior Barrister

Brick Court Chambers

Maya Lester QC is recommended as a leading silk by the legal directories in six practice areas: Administrative & Public Law, Competition & European Law, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Public International Law and Sanctions. She is ranked in the ‘Chambers 100 UK Bar’ list of the top 100 barristers, and in Who’s Who as one of the world’s leading competition, trade and customs and international sanctions lawyers and as a ‘Thought Leader’ for Brexit.

Maya has a particular expertise in the law relating to economic sanctions. As the directories put it, she is “Queen of the Sanctions Bar without a doubt” and “owns the world of sanctions”.

She founded and co-writes europeansanctions.com, the leading online resource on sanctions & export control, with over 8000 followers worldwide and has given evidence on sanctions to a number parliamentary committees.

Stuart Gamester

Trade Compliance Manager

Shell International Ltd (UK)

Stuart Gamester has been building and managing Ethics & Compliance processes for over 25 years in various multinational companies and also with Government Legislators, such as the Export Control Organisation and HMRC. Highly experienced in Import / Export controls, Sanctions, AML, ABC, with a UK/EU/US/Asia angle.

Stuart has developed and managed restricted party / KYC screening tools, built compliance processes and systems for trade / customs, risk assessment and management and is a qualified auditor (working with UK Government and multinational defence, pharmaceutical and oil & gas companies).

Out of work Stuart still tries to play cricket and is a Kent Cricket Club qualified coach, coaching at youth level.

Chloe Cina


Deutsche Bank

Chloe Cina is a Director at Deutsche Bank in the Global Sanctions & Embargoes Team. She is a barrister of 13 years Call and sanctions expert. She was the former UK Head of Sanctions at HSBC. She obtained her European Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the Venice Human Rights Centre and worked for UNESCO in Paris from 2000-2004. She practiced at the Criminal Bar before joining the UK Treasury Solicitor’s Department in 2008 where she worked in the National Security team on terrorism and sanctions related litigation. She joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as a legal adviser in 2014, advising on financial sanctions and security policy in the EU and UN. She led the Iran nuclear legal team for the UK before joining HSBC in 2016.