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

NameJob TitleOrganizationCityEdTF Member since
Alex HainesBarristerOuter Temple ChambersLondonApril 2019
Scott NancePrincipalLangley Compliance ConsultingWashington, D.C.March 2019
Robert WilliamsIndependent Consultant New York CityMay 2020
Daniel MartinPartner – International TradeHFWLondonMay 2020
Miranda HearnSenior AssociateCommodity TradersLondonSept 2020
Amir Fadavi ArdekaniSanctions SpecialistBNP ParibasParisSept 2020

Recent Articles by Editorial Task Force Members

The Biden Administration and Reopening Talks with Iran – What’s in Store?

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…)

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