ACSS

London Chapter

About Chapter

The ACCS Benelux Chapter has the goal to assist, educate and provide a network platform for international sanctions and trade compliance specialists based in the Benelux. The ACCS Benelux Chapter strives to be the quality, knowledge and network platform for sanctions and trade compliance professionals in both the private and public sector in the Benelux.

In order to supports its goals, the ACCS Benelux Chapter hosts events, such as webinars and seminars. The Chapter offers its members the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest sanctions and trade compliance news, developments and industry trends, but also enabling them to network with peers and external stakeholders.

Every member of the Chapter is required to be a member of the ACSS and contribute a nominal $50 per year to the Chapter treasury for funding its events.

NOTHING LIKE OUR CHAPTER EXISTS TO PROMOTE SANCTIONS AWARENESS IN BENELUX. COME BE A TRAILBLAZER WITH US!

Board Members

Tom Cornell

Chapter Chair

Associate Debevoise & Plimpton
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Tom practises as an associate in Debevoise & Plimpton’s London office. His practice focuses on complex international litigation and advice, with a particular emphasis on public international law and sanctions.

Tom is the co-author of ‘Sanctions Law’, which was published in January 2019 with a view to providing an accessible overview of sanctions law across a number of different jurisdictions. He has continued to write regularly on sanctions developments, and taught a sanctions module as part of the undergraduate law course at Lund University, Sweden.

Prior to joining Debevoise, Tom practised as a barrister and was Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson MR at the Court of Appeal for Easter and Trinity terms 2015. Tom also worked as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Jonathan Burke

Advisory Financial

EMEA Chief Sanctions Officer
Citi
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Jonathan joined Citibank in 2019 based in London where he has oversight responsibility for sanctions compliance matters across the EMEA region. Previously, Jonathan led the sanctions services portfolio within EY’s Financial Services Advisory practice in the U.S., supporting global financial institutions with sanctions compliance program enhancements as well as independent reviews for U.S. and UK regulatory authorities. Prior to that, Jonathan held several positions with the U.S. Government, including sanctions policy roles within the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism & Financial Intelligence.

Stuart Gamester

Advisory Corporate

Trade Compliance Manager
Shell International Ltd (UK)
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Stuart Gamester has been building and managing Ethics & Compliance processes for over 25 years in various multinational companies and also with Government Legislators, such as the Export Control Organisation and HMRC. Highly experienced in Import / Export controls, Sanctions, AML, ABC, with a UK/EU/US/Asia angle.

Stuart has developed and managed restricted party / KYC screening tools, built compliance processes and systems for trade / customs, risk assessment and management and is a qualified auditor (working with UK Government and multinational defence, pharmaceutical and oil & gas companies).

Out of work Stuart still tries to play cricket and is a Kent Cricket Club qualified coach, coaching at youth level.

Michelle J. Linderman

Advisory Legal

Partner
Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group
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An English qualified solicitor with over 20 years of experience, Michelle advises clients – such as international businesses, traders, ship owners, charterers, insurers, financial institutions, and energy companies – on U.K.-specific and cross-border sanctions, including matters that concern national and international trade and financial sanctions. She also works closely with colleagues in the Privacy and Cybersecurity, Insurance and Reinsurance, and Litigation and Trial groups.

Michelle counsels clients on compliance with EU and U.K. sanctions legislation; U.K. anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws and regulations; the U.K. Modern Slavery Act; export controls; data privacy and cybersecurity issues. This work includes devising compliance policies and procedures; advising on enforcement and investigation proceedings; conducting internal investigations; and responding to government enquiries. She also advises licensees in disputes with enterprise database licensors including advising on how to manage licensing audits.

Michelle regularly publishes articles on the impact of EU sanctions, both in traditional media and online. She also speaks at industry events on sanctions, anti-bribery, and corruption and other compliance and regulatory issues with a particular focus on the maritime and (re)insurance industries.

ACSS CHAPTER FAQs

Who can join an ACSS Chapter?

Anyone can join an ACSS Chapter! Our Chapters are a place for sanctions professionals to come together and form a community in the Chapter location. You must be an ACSS member in order to join a Chapter, however, you can sign up for both at once! To sign up now, click here

How much is the Chapter Membership fee?

Each member of the Chapter is required to contribute $50 to the Chapter Treasury annually for funding its events. Chapter fees are due when your ACSS membership fees are due.

How much are the Chapter Membership and ACSS Membership fees altogether?

If you are not yet an ACSS member, you can sign up for both ACSS membership and Chapter membership by clicking here. Both memberships cost $245 annually. Once you have signed up for ACSS Membership, the system will automatically ask you whether or not you also want to become a Chapter Member.

From what date does the Chapter Membership begin to run?

If you are not a member, both your ACSS membership and Chapter Membership will begin to run at the same time.

If you are a member, then your Chapter fee will be prorated in the first year depending on from when to when your particular ACSS membership runs. After the first year, your ACSS membership and Chapter memberships will renew in sync.

I'm not sure if I want to become an ACSS Member, what are the benefits?

You must be an ACSS member in order to join the Chapter. To find out about all the benefits ACSS membership has to offer, click here.