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ACSS Denmark Chapter

New EU Harmonization of Sanctions Penalties

   Hosted by  

Hafnia Law Firm
Nyhavn 69, 1051
Copenhagen K
(entrance at Kvæsthusgade 1)
Thu, 7 Mar 2024

15:00 PM – 18:00 PM CET

  • Ingrid Breit – DG JUSTICE
  • Jan Dunin‑Wasowicz – Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s
  • Anders Amstrup Fournais – Hafnia Law
  • Paul G. Feldberg – Brown Rudnick
  • Jeff Nielsen – Rambøll

Event Information

We are proud to announce the Launch of the ACSS Denmark Chapter taking place in Copenhagen, hosted by Hafnia Law!

The event will feature a panel of legal and government experts from the EU and UK to discuss new EU Directive on Harmonization of Sanctions Criminal Penalties. The panel will dig into the directive’s provisions, how it impacts sanctions in Europe and the UK and discuss impact of the directive in Denmark. The new directive has been approved by the EU and is published in February 2024.


15:00 – 15:20 Welcome and Registration

15:20 – 15:40 Introduction from Anders Amstrup Fournais – Hafnia Law, Welcome from Anna Sayre of ACSS, and Chapter Update from DenmarkChapter Chair- Jeff Nielsen

15:40 – 16:40: Panel of experts

🔸Ingrid Breit of the EU Commission in Brussels

🔸Jan Dunin-Wasowicz of Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Paris

🔸Paul Feldberg of Brown Ruddnick in London

🔸Our Chapter Chair, Jeff Nielsen of Ramboll, will be moderating.

16:40 – 17:00: Q&A with our panel

17:00 – 18:00: Networking over drinks and nibbles

The event will conclude with a chance to network and continue the discussion with your colleagues over drinks and nibbles.

We are very excited to be launching our newest ACSS Chapter in Denmark! This is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge on the hottest topics affecting your work as well as connect with your fellow sanctions and export controls professionals in a unique and wholly interactive setting.

We hope to see you there!

Attend the Event


Anders Amstrup Fournais

Partner, advokat (H)

Hafnia Law Firm
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Anders Fournais is specializing in all aspect of sanctions compliance serving clients within shipping, trade and the financial sector. Anders advise on sanctions and handle disputes and other contentious matters involving alleged breaches of sanctions. Anders is admitted to appear before the Danish Supreme Court and has been in private practice since 2011.

Jeff Nielsen

International Sanctions & Export Controls Lawyer

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Jeff Nielsen is a sanctions and export controls lawyer and has practised both in law firms and in-house in the United States and Denmark. His work focuses on both United States and European Union sanctions and export controls law. Prior to law practice, he worked as a foreign policy advisor in the United States Congress.

Ingrid Breit

European Commission


Jan Dunin‑Wasowicz


Hughes Hubbard & Reed – Paris
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Jan Dunin-Wasowicz is Partner and Co-Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group. He is also a member of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and Arbitration groups. Jan focuses his practice on cross-border compliance and enforcement, multi-jurisdictional internal and government investigations, as well as international dispute resolution.

As Co-Chair of the firm’s sanctions, export controls & anti-money laundering practice group, Jan has significant multi-sectoral experience advising on compliance with economic sanctions and trade controls from both European Union (E.U.) and U.S. perspectives. His sanctions and trade controls practice covers the full spectrum of regulatory compliance and implementation and enforcement matters, including risk assessments, design and evaluation of sanctions and export control compliance programs, merges & acquisitions, contractual negotiation and reviews, transaction due diligence, licensing, internal investigations, remediation and related disputes. Jan has particular experience with enhanced sanctions and export controls due diligence, particularly in the context of detecting and preventing circumvention risks.

Concerning his anti-corruption practice, Jan has experience navigating the multi-jurisdictional and international aspects of compliance assessments and internal investigations. He has designed and audited compliance programs, performed internal investigations and due diligence reviews on third-party agents and joint-venture partners around the world, including in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the French Parquet National Financier (PNF) and anticorruption agency (AFA), the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO), as well as multilateral development bank (MDB) and export credit agencies (ECAs) inquiries.

In his international dispute resolution work, Jan has experience serving as counsel to companies and States in both commercial and investor-State arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules (including ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICSID) and laws. He has served as assistant to the chair of an International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitral tribunal and previously served as a senior research assistant to Professor George A. Bermann. Jan was an Alternate Member of the Legal Advisory Task Force to the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat.

Jan speaks and writes frequently on subjects related to sanctions and export controls, anti-corruption compliance, and international law. He has been quoted and has appeared in several leading media on EU sanctions and trade controls topics. Jan is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS).

Jan has lectured Sciences Po Law School, , the European University Institute, the International Anti-Corruption Academy, and the Sorbonne, and is the coeditor of a collective book on “the Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law” (Routledge, 2020). He has served as Chair of the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and served on France’s National Bar Council (CNB) working group on developing guidelines for French lawyers conducting internal investigations. He has given evidence to OECD Working Group examiners during a peer review evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

Paul G. Feldberg


Brown Rudnick – London
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Paul Feldberg is a partner and head of the Firm’s U.K. White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance practice in London. He advises and defends companies and individuals in matters relating to sanctions, export controls, criminal fraud, corruption, money laundering, insider trading and other regulatory actions.

Paul is a highly experienced trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience as both a prosecutor and defense counsel. As a former prosecutor for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Office and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Paul has worked on several high-profile cases, including as counsel in the House of Lords extradition case of Re Gillian, Re Ellis (2000). He has conducted trials and other court work on behalf of both corporations and individuals subject to SFO and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigations or prosecutions.

His main areas of focus include:

  • multijurisdictional internal investigations;
  • anti-corruption compliance issues, including the U.K. Bribery Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, and Fraud Act;
  • FCA enforcement action;
  • advising on financial, trade and sectoral sanctions;
  • compliance advice, relating to anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, including advising on filing Suspicious Activity Reports and other Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 issues;
  • actions by multi-lateral development banks such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; the European Investment Bank and the World Bank Group; and
  • drafting and reviewing policies and procedures for companies (including anti-bribery, anti-fraud, anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-tax evasion facilitation, conflicts of interest, and gifts and hospitality) and associated procedures, controls and training.

Paul has been ranked by Chambers for Financial Crime: Corporates in the U.K. guides since 2022; he has been cited for providing “solid advice during difficult circumstances, with a good balance of commercial awareness” and for “doing some really superb work.” In Legal 500, Paul has been recommended for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crimes; has been described in the U.K. guides as “responsive and easy to deal with and very active in the sanctions and white collar community” and someone with “great technical knowledge.”

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Paul was a partner at Jenner & Block, where he served as co-chair of the National Security, Sanctions and Export Controls practice and the Anti-Corruption and FCPA practice.