Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM London

Duration: 75 minutes

Speaker: Maya Lester QC, Brick Court Chambers

Moderator: Tom Cornell, ACSS London Chapter Chair

Host: Anna Sayre, ACSS

Event Information

Be sure to join us for the Virtual Launch of the ACSS London Chapter, the only community of dedicated sanctions compliance professionals in the United Kingdom.

Our Virtual Launch will feature an introduction by our Chapter Chair Tom Cornell as well as speech by our Keynote Speaker Maya Lester QC of Brick Court Chambers on the current position of the UK in the world of sanctions.

Joining our Virtual Launch also entitles you to attend our in-person Launch Event in the Spring of 2021. Don’t miss the opportunity to join your fellow sanctions professionals in this inaugural event.

If you have any queries about this, please feel free to email Anna Sayre on asayre@sanctionsassociation.org.


  • 6:00 – 6:10 PM: Welcome and Board Member introductions
  • 6:10 – 6:15 PM: Chapter Chair, Tom Cornell, addresses us about the ACSS London Chapter vision
  • 6:15 – 6:20 PM: Saskia, Executive Director of ACSS, says a few words
  • 6:20 – 7:00 PM: Keynote speech: Where is the UK now in the world of sanctions? – by Maya Lester QC
  • 7:00 – 7:15 PM: Audience Q&A

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(as well as our in-person Launch in Spring 2021)

Maya Lester QC

Brick Court Chambers

Maya Lester QC is recommended as a leading silk by the legal directories in six practice areas: Administrative & Public Law, Competition & European Law, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Public International Law and Sanctions. She is ranked in the ‘Chambers 100 UK Bar’ list of the top 100 barristers, and in Who’s Who as one of the world’s leading competition, trade and customs and international sanctions lawyers and as a ‘Thought Leader’ for Brexit.

Maya has a particular expertise in the law relating to economic sanctions. As the directories put it, she is “Queen of the Sanctions Bar without a doubt” and “owns the world of sanctions”.

She founded and co-writes europeansanctions.com, the leading online resource on sanctions & export control, with over 8000 followers worldwide and has given evidence on sanctions to a number parliamentary committees.