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|
|Thomas Nollner||Independent Consultant||Chicago||March 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
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…)
The U.K.’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 and the U.K.’s first steps as an autonomous International Sanctioning Body
October 8, 2020
By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW*
Earlier this summer, having left the E.U. in January, the U.K. took its first steps as a fully autonomous sanctions body. The U.K. has always been a leading state in the implementation and enforcement of sanctions, in many respects second only to the U.S. Even before the E.U. referendum, the U.K. was already taking steps to increase its global sanctions credentials and strengthen the Government's sanctions machinery, for example through the creation of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation ('OFSI') in 2016. (more…)
UK Enforcement Update: OFSI Shows its Teeth as Penalties for Sanctions Violations Jump into the Millions
July 18, 2020
By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW*
After a slow start, the U.K. sanctions authority - The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) - has now begun to show its teeth. However, having seen the size of the penalties imposed by OFAC in the last ten years, sanctions compliance suites should not be at all surprised to see the U.K. now taking a leaf out of the U.S. sanctions enforcement book. (more…)