Meet the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in Brussels on 21 June 2017

Will the Trump administration stick to or break with established US trade control policies and what could be the implications for our trade with Russia and Iran? Can we predict the consequences of a ‘hard Brexit’ and will it be possible for EU companies to anticipate? How do trade controls relate to the IT & Communications sector and what are the implications for when it comes to cloud computing, data exchange, cyber-surveillance or cryptography?

For the third consecutive year, you’re invited to discuss a number of important developments in the area of export control regulations and economic sanctions. As recent international developments could have broad implications for economic sanctions and export control regulation, this poses a whole range of new challenges for European businesses.

The edition specifically aims at pinpointing important developments and showing the practical consequences for day-to-day business in the field of economic sanctions and export controls, both from a US and EU law perspective. The focus will be, inter alia, on the following topics:

  • The new US administration on trade controls;
  • The recast of the EU Dual-use Regulation (an update);
  • The (uneasy) relationship between US trade controls and EU data protection rules;
  • Trade controls and the IT & Communications sector;
  • Brexit and its potential implications for trade controls (an update)
  • The challenges posed by increasingly multi-facetted compliance requirements

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Keynote Speaker:

  • Adjoa Linzy, Enforcement Officer, OFAC, US. Department of the Treasury – Key priorities of the US trade control regime and implications for EU business

Panel:

  • Sophie Delhoulle, Director of Legal Services, Trade Compliance EMEA, Accenture
  • Sofia Ocampo, International Trade Counsel, Huntsman
  • Emile Rummens, Senior Risk Manager Group Trade Finance KBC Bank
  • Hugo Verschoren, Chief Expert, Centre of Excellence &Team Manager Middle Office, ING Belgium NV

 

Speakers:

  • Susan Kovarovics, Partner, Bryan Cave, Washington DC
  • Kim Lucassen, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Rotterdam
  • Bert Gevers, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
  • Gerard Kreijen, Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

Programme

2.00 p.m.     Registration

2.30 p.m.     Welcome and introduction by Olivier Joris, VBO-FEB

2.35 p.m.     Trade controls – recent developments and critical issues from a US & EU perspective

  • Susan Kovarovics, Partner, Bryan Cave, Washington DC
  • Bert Gevers, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
  • Gerard Kreijen, Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam

3.05 p.m.     Key priorities of the US trade control regime and implications for EU business

  • Adjoa Linzy, Enforcement Officer, OFAC, US. Department of the Treasury – Key priorities of the US trade control regime and implications for EU business

3.45 p.m.     US trade controls and EU data protection: what are the challenges?

  • Susan Kovarovics, Partner, Bryan Cave, Washington DC
  • Kim Lucassen, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Rotterdam

4.30 p.m.     Industry Panel discussion and Q&A: How to deal with the practical implications of increasingly multifaceted compliance requirements

  • Sophie Delhoulle, Director of Legal Services, Trade Compliance EMEA, Accenture
  • Sofia Ocampo, International Trade Counsel, Huntsman
  • Emile Rummens, Senior Risk Manager Group Trade Finance KBC Bank
  • Hugo Verschoren, Chief Expert, Centre of Excellence &Team Manager Middle Office, ING Belgium NV

4.55 p.m.     Concluding remarks by Olivier Joris, VBO-FEB

5.00 p.m.     Drinks reception

6.00 p.m.     End

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Julie Deré

Julie Deré

Executive Assistant at ICC Belgium
Julie has joined the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (ICC Belgium) since 2014.
Julie Deré