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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,...

How to Foster a Robust Culture of Compliance in Today’s Uneasy Financial Climate

October 13, 2020 By: Deepa Keswani, Director of Compliance Advisory, The Mizen Group* How does one foster a culture of compliance? It helps to start by looking back at the turn of the century, following 9/11, when compliance became a critical function due to the...

Steady Increase in OFAC Enforcement; A Shift Towards Unilateral Sanctions; A New Focus on International Trade; and much more, according to Accuity.

February 3, 2020 By: Anna Sayre, CSS, Director of Content, ACSS The global sanctions landscape is in a constant state of flux. From the U.S.’ stern outlook on Iran to the E.U.’s ever-tightening sanctions on Russia, our current global climate is ripe for sanctions...

ACSS Achievements 2019 – Launch of CSS Certification; 3rd Annual NY Conference; First-ever Publication on Sanctions Technology Best Practices – and What is on the Horizon in 2020

January 22, 2020 By: Anna Sayre, CSS, Director of Content, ACSS Since its launch in October 2018, the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS) has grown by leaps and bounds. From adding new member benefits to the maiden voyage of our very first...

UK Author Tom Cornell Discusses Publication of First User-Friendly Book on Sanctions

January 7, 2020 By: Tom Cornell, Author of Sanctions Law The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists interviewed Tom Cornell, co-author of the book Sanctions Law. Currently, Tom is an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, practising from the firm’s...

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