ACSS Editorial Task Force
Seeking Sanctions Specialists with a Passion for Writing
Are you a sanctions expert who is passionate about writing?
We are seeking qualified sanctions officers from corporations, government agencies, international organizations, and financial institutions to contribute to ACSS Editorial Taskforce.
Editorial Task Force members are the collective “brain trust” in helping write ACSS editorial content, such as articles for our website –www.sanctionsassociation.org – and our newsletters.
The scope of this volunteer activity is spread throughout the year. The term of service is for one year, potentially renewable. The time commitment is manageable and spread throughout the planning process of our editorial calendar. The Task Force has quarterly conference calls of 60 minutes.
Task Force Qualifications
- Required: Currently a member of ACSS.
- Likes to write!
- Willing to submit one article of approximately 800 words per quarter
- Help recruit other members of the sanctions community to submit articles or for interviews, or “your words” section of our newsletter
Members of Editorial Task Force
|Name||Job Title||Organization||City||EdTF Member since|
|Alex Haines||Barrister||Outer Temple Chambers||London||April 2019|
|Scott Nance||Principal||Langley Compliance Consulting||Washington, D.C.||March 2019|
|Robert Williams||Independent Consultant||New York City||May 2020|
|Daniel Martin||Partner – International Trade||HFW||London||May 2020|
|Miranda Hearn||Senior Associate||Commodity Traders||London||Sept 2020|
|Amir Fadavi Ardekani||Sanctions Specialist||BNP Paribas||Paris||Sept 2020|
Recent Articles by Editorial Task Force Members
March 15, 2021
By: Robert L. Williams III CAMS, Consultant*
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or ‘JCPOA’, was signed on July 14, 2015 with Iran and what is known as the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), during the Obama Administration. The plan was for Iran to agree to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98%, and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its gas centrifuges for 13 years. (more…)
Banking on Sanctions: 12 Compliance Tips on How to Improve Relations with your Financial Institution
March 9, 2021
By: Amir Fadavi Ardekani, Sanctions Specialist, BNP Paribas*
It has been a couple of years since banks around the world started acting more cautiously when it comes to economic sanctions. Words and phrases like de-risking, reputational damage, restrictive policies, and over-compliance are repeated more frequently by those working for compliance departments within financial institutions. (more…)
Recent UK Case Studies: The Impact of US Sanctions on the Contractual Right to Withhold Payment and Key Compliance Takeaways
December 18, 2020
By: Miranda Hearn, Hill Dickinson LLP
Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be sought for each individual case taking into account its unique facts and circumstances. (more…)
November 20, 2020
By: Amir Fadavi Ardekani, BNP Paribas*
In recent times, the U.S. Government has not been shy about imposing sanctions on activities with no nexus to the U.S. in order to increase its global crack down. The imposition of these so-called ‘secondary sanctions’ have resulted in an even further global reach of OFAC restrictions and rules. (more…)