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Sanctions Compliance for FinTech and Payment Companies

In this webinar, after discussing some topics related to FinTech industry and sanctions compliance in the FinTech, we will focus on the impact of recently-imposed Russia sanctions on the FinTech industry.

Duration: 75 minutes

Amir Fadavi, Global Sanctions Lead | Airwallex
Hedi Navazan, Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs | Crystal Blockchain

Moderator: Alexander Witt, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS

CSS Credits: 1

Date: Thursday, May 05, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM New York (EST)

05:00 PM – 06:15 PM London (GMT)

06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Amsterdam (CET)

What you will learn:

  • U.S. Sanctions Against Russia
  • Russian Banks’ Access to SWIFT
  • OFAC Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry
  • OFAC Enforcement Against BitPay
  • The Ever-Increasing Use of Technology by the Fintech Companies in Fight Against Sanctions Evasion
  • Can Crypto Assets Nullify the Effect of Sanctions Against Russia
  • Challenges for Fintech Companies vis-a-vis the Recent Sanctions Against Russia

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Amir Fadavi

Global Sanctions Lead


Amir is the Sanctions Lead at Airwallex, a global fast-growing FinTech company. He leads the efforts to enhance Airwallex’s sanctions compliance program in line with various regulatory obligations around the globe. His main focus is on the sanctions-related challenges associated with the new ways of payments. In addition to his role at Airwallex, he is the founder of, a website dedicated to economic sanctions. Licensed to practice law in the United States (New York) and Iran (Tehran), he was previously part of BNP Paribas sanctions compliance team. He worked for BNP Paribas in New York and in Paris on both U.S and EU sanctions. Amir has been a member of ACSS Editorial Task Force since Sept. 2020.

Hedi Navazan

Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs

Crystal Blockchain

Hedi is an expert on the intersection of crypto-assets and financial crime. At Crystal she leads engagement with regulatory bodies and other internal and external stakeholders. Hedi is experienced working on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanction issues in both the public and private sectors. She previously worked as Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Manager at HSBC bank.

Hedi obtained her masters in Law from LSE (London School of Economics), and she is an active participant-member of Cambridge University; Economic Crime Symposium. Hedi speaks Farsi, French, English, and Dutch.