acss-france-chapter - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

Le « French Chapter »
de l’ACSS

À propos de French Chapter

Rejoignez-nous pour construire et promouvoir une communauté de professionnels francophones des sanctions internationales ! La mission de l’ACSS et de son French Chapter est le partage d’expertises et de connaissances autour des sanctions internationales et contrôles des exportations. La mission de l’ACSS et de son French Chapter est le partage d’expertises et de connaissances autour des sanctions internationales et des contrôles des exportations.

Les membres de l’ACSS peuvent rejoindre leur “Chapter” sans surcoût. Si vous êtes déjà membre de l’ACSS, il vous suffit de mettre à jour votre profil de membre, ici.

Le French Chapter est un forum unique pour le partage de connaissances entre professionnels francophones des sanctions. Venez participer à cette initiative !

Les Fondateurs du French Chapter

Nicolas Burnichon


Hughes Hubbard & Reed
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Member of the Paris Bar, Nicolas Burnichon is an associate at Hughes Hubbard’s Paris office and a member of the firm’s Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practices.

Nicolas has developed specific expertise in EU and U.S. sanctions and export controls, which he shares with clients in particular when creating and deploying compliance programs tailored to the type and size of their business, conducting investigations, and audits, as well as interacting with the relevant government authorities.

His expertise has also led him to advise national and international companies active in various sectors, such as energy, insurance, finance, retail and crypto-currency, on corruption and money laundering issues, which enables him to have a transversal and pragmatic overview of all aspects of compliance issues.

Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Nicolas worked for three years at a major French bank in Paris and New York, dealing with U.S. and EU sanctions issues. He also worked in French and Anglo-Saxon law firms where he assisted financial institutions and international groups on compliance and M&A matters.

Fatma Matsar

France & Benelux Sanctions Cluster Head


Vincent Gaudel

Financial Crime Compliance Expert

LexisNexis Risk Solutions


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