ACSS & Acquis Webinar: Divestment and Disputes Arising from Sanctions - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

Divestment and Disputes Arising from Sanctions

July 18, 2024 | 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM NYC

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FREE Webinar

CSS Credits: 1.25

Duration:

75 minutes

Speakers:

  • Dr Michael de Boeck

Moderator:

Tiffany Rozenrot, CSS, Chapter and Sanctions Training Coordinator, ACSS

Date:

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Time:

  • 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM NYC
  • 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM London
  • 03:00 PM – 04:15 PM Amsterdam

Description:

When sanctions are imposed, companies may divest from certain assets or business relationships, and face complex legal challenges re commercial contracts.

This process can be fraught with uncertainty, raising critical questions about timelines, valuations, and potential disputes.

This informative webinar will provide you with a comprehensive guidance for handling divestment and contractual challenges arising from sanctions.

Our panel of experienced practitioners will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to make informed decisions and mitigate risks throughout the divestment process and contractual disputes

What the webinar aims to cover:

Divestment

  • Identifying Divestment Triggers: Understand the political and sanctions landscape and how it can trigger divestment decisions.
  • Managing Divestment Processes: Learn best practices for navigating the divestment process, including timelines, valuation considerations, and regulatory approvals.
  • Case Study: Corporate divestments from Russia

Commercial Disputes

  • Mitigating Dispute Risks: Explore strategies to minimize the risk of commercial disputes in Sanctioned jurisdictions.
  • Resolving Disputes: Gain insights into effective methods for resolving commercial disputes impacted by sanctions, including alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Certificate of Attendance:

All active ACSS members will be able to download the certificate from the Learning Management System (under the achievements tab). 

Event Registration

Register for this FREE webinar today! Tell your friends, clients, customers and colleagues about it.

ACSS webinars conduct audience polls that will give you vital benchmarking data so you can measure your sanctions compliance against others.

ACSS Members who attend the live session can download their Certificate of Attendance from our member-only platform.

Speakers

Dr Michael de Boeck

Partner
ACQUIS EU Law & Policy
Michael, a dual-qualified lawyer at the Bar of Antwerp and New York, specializes in EU trade law and dispute resolution. He has broad experience in litigation and arbitration by advising and representing clients in disputes relating to various sectors including commercial distribution, construction, banking and finance and customs-disputes in domestic courts and arbitral procedures. He recently advised clients in CEPANI and ICC arbitrations. Michael also has experience in international investment arbitration in the EMEA region on behalf of an investor. He is a lecturer (university docent) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences where he teaches courses on EU Business Law and EU Law & Institutions.

Moderator

Tiffany Rozenrot, CSS

Chapter and Sanctions Training Coordinator
ACSS

Tiffany Rozenrot has over ten years of experience working for the UN, think tanks, the German Foreign Office, and various NGOs. She is also a Certified Sanctions Specialist.

Tiffany gained hands-on sanctions experience coordinating the Libya sanctions regime as a Political Advisor for the German Diplomatic Mission to the UN.

At Security Council Report, a UN-focused think tank, Tiffany trained the diplomatic community in managing UN sanctions regimes.

She also served in UN Missions in Haiti and Somalia, overseeing the implementation of the missions’ mandate, supporting crisis response, and working with local human rights NGOs. Before joining the UN, Tiffany spent a year in the Philippines as Human Rights Observer.

She joined ACSS as Chapter & Training Coordinator and ACSS Reporter.

Customer Testimonials

“I really appreciated the detail and references on the slides, very helpful”.

Scott Kinney, CAMS

Compliance Manager Global Sanctions Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

“Great job. Very informative”.

Brianna Long

Senior Compliance Analyst Compliance and Risk Investigations and Analysis, Convera