In this webinar, speakers will unpack evolving developments with regards to sanctions against Russia. We will discuss the impact of specific sanctions imposed by EU and address compliance challenges, enforcement risks, both from the EU and – potentially- the US side.
We will also discuss potential mitigation steps companies may consider and present the ACSS Sanctions Toolkit https://sanctionsassociation.org/tool-kit/, which is proactive approach for sanctions compliance. It contains an overview of essential compliance steps that you can take to mitigate the likelihood of severe penalties for sanctions violations, help you prepare for regulatory pressure throughout 2022 and into 2023 and leverage compliance to create strategic relationships with foreign banks and other business partners.

What you will learn:

What sanctions are in place, including the latest package imposed by the EU
What the sanctions mean in practical terms for your financial institution or business
How you can prepare for further escalation of sanctions against Russia
How the ACSS Sanctions Compliance Toolkit can help protect your business


Duration: 90 minutes
  • Saskia Rietbroek, CSS, Executive Director Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)
  • Martijn Feldbrugge, Director of BSCN BV
CSS Credits: 1
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022
  • 11:00 AM ET – 12:30 PM ET (NY)
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Athens


Saskia Rietbroek, CSS

Executive Director Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)

Saskia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), a professional membership body for sanctions professionals worldwide. She is a Certified Sanctions Specialist (CSS) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and an industry leader in financial crime topics. Saskia has over 15 years of Sanctions/AML experience in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Her global footprint enables Saskia to apply valuable expertise and insight into international training and financial crime compliance projects. She is a frequent speaker in English, Spanish and Dutch on a variety of financial crime topics. She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru), and was admitted to the Lima Bar Association. She also holds an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks fluent Dutch, English and Spanish, as well as basic German. She is based in the Netherlands.

Martijn Feldbrugge

Director of BSCN BV


Martijn studied business administration and has worked for various financial institutions for more than 20 years. With a background in ICT, broad knowledge of the financial industry, strong analytical capabilities and the business administration education, he implemented solutions for complex situations. Since 2005, he setup and executed sanctions and export control compliance functions for two major Dutch financial institutions after they were subject to an enforcement action by US authorities. In 2011 he founded BSCN, which supports financial and non-financial institutions and companies in developing and implementing policies, processes and procedures related to compliance, sanctions and export controls. He is valued by the Clients for his enthusiasm, his analytical skills, his broad network and his out of the box views. He speaks fluent Dutch, German and English. He is based in Germany.

Event Registration

This is a webinar organized by ACSS exclusively for members of the Greek Compliance Officers Association.