ACSS Benelux Chapter
Our Next Chapter Event
Deloitte Amsterdam HQ
3004 Gustav Mahlerlaan 1081 HV Amsterdam Netherlands
Thursday, February 2, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CET
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The ACCS Benelux Chapter has the goal to assist, educate and provide a network platform for international sanctions and trade compliance specialists based in the Benelux. The ACCS Benelux Chapter strives to be the quality, knowledge and network platform for sanctions and trade compliance professionals in both the private and public sector in the Benelux.
In order to supports its goals, the ACCS Benelux Chapter hosts events, such as webinars and seminars. The Chapter offers its members the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest sanctions and trade compliance news, developments and industry trends, but also enabling them to network with peers and external stakeholders.
NOTHING LIKE OUR CHAPTER EXISTS TO PROMOTE SANCTIONS AWARENESS IN BENELUX. COME BE A TRAILBLAZER WITH US!
Advocaat (Lawyer) – International Trade Law
Bennink Amar (BA) Trade Law
Sebastiaan has advised a number of major (including publicly listed) offshore companies and (multi)nationals on EU and US sanctions compliance and assisted them with successfully re-entering the Iranian market. In addition, Sebastiaan has assisted an international operating communication systems company with a voluntary self-disclosure before the national reg-ulatory authorities. Sebastiaan has also advised a major international carrier in a criminal investigation for exports to Saudi Arabia without the required export licenses. His recent work includes advising one of the largest international drone companies in the world on the implementation of a compliance policy and providing transaction advice relating thereto. Sebastiaan has extensive experience in respect of transactions relating to Russia and various African countries.
Sebastiaan is an esteemed speaker at national and international conferences in the field of trade laws. He also frequently lectures, provides (in-house) training and publishes in legal literature, news-papers and magazines. Sebastiaan is regularly quoted in newspapers, and often appears on tv and radio shows.
Before founding BenninkAmar, Sebastiaan was a partner at Wladimiroff, and also at B&A Law, the first Dutch boutique firm specialising in economic sanctions laws and export control legislation. Prior to that, Sebastiaan worked at the Regulatory and Criminal Enforcement department of De Brauw Blackstong Westbroek, the Netherlands’ largest law firm.
Sheila holds a law degree from the Erasmus University, post graduate certifications, and is listed in the 2019 Legal 500 GC Powerlist.
Partner of the Forensic & Financial Crime team
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.
Charlotte van Haute
KBC Group N.V.
Previously, she also advised companies and third-country governments on several trade issues, including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and other trade and customs matters involving the EU institutions. She further provided advice in relation to EU FTAs.
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