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[Webinar] Sanctions Compliance in a State of Flux – Trends and Guidance Amid Global Upheaval
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Hosted by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a historic level of disruption to life and business globally, and sanctions compliance is no exception to that trend. As companies and financial institutions scramble to adapt, maintaining robust sanctions programs remains essential.
Yet keeping up with the pace of change is challenging. Governments worldwide are changing their sanctions posture in response to the pandemic, while still adding new entries and types of threat actors to sanctions lists. Companies are shifting their operational set-up in the work-from-home era, while sanctions evaders, are finding new tactics to profit from the pandemic.
Join a panel of experts for a multi-faceted conversation and guidance on the latest in sanctions trends and emerging issues. You will learn:
- How COVID-19 has impacted sanctions compliance operations and risk areas
- Key sanctions enforcement trends and findings from Accuity
- Sanctions exceptions in light of the pandemic
- How growing complexity on sanctions lists is leading to more risk, and what to do about it
Vincent Gaudel, Compliance Expert – Accuity
Vincent Gaudel is a Compliance Expert of Accuity. His responsibilities involve monitoring worldwide regulatory trends to guide product development, functionality growth, and client expansions. Through his previous experiences as a compliance and risk management consultant and compliance officer, Vincent guides expertise in anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism. His contribution has successfully supported sales process and sanctions data teams through in-depth regulatory analysis. Vincent received his Master in Political Sciences and International and European Relations at Linköping University, Sweden and holds M.Sc in International Business from INSEEC, France.
Hdeel Abdelhady, Principal Attorney – MassPoint
Hdeel Abdelhady brings to the table a unique blend of transactional and regulatory/compliance skills honed in independent and large firm practice, and as in-house secondment counsel to U.S. and foreign banks. Noted for her commitment to clients, Hdeel works to understand clients’ business and goals, and takes a strategic, commercially-aware approach to her representation of clients.
Hdeel has acted as lead transactional and regulatory counsel to U.S. and foreign banks, sovereign entities, companies and nonprofits. On their behalf, Hdeel has negotiated, drafted and executed conventional and Islamic finance, corporate, and commercial transactions; advised U.S. and foreign banks, money services businesses, companies, and non-profits on sanctions, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and counter-terrorism financing matters, including providing client training and drafting compliance programs; and structured and advised on bespoke investments and transactions combining multiple objectives and legal systems. In addition, Hdeel has represented U.S. and foreign companies in disputes opposite sovereigns and private parties.
Max Lerner, VP Global Head Sanctions Compliance – State Street
Max Lerner is the Global Head of Sanctions Compliance for State Street, a leading global bank focused in custodial, asset management and advisory, and administrative services based in Boston. Max is accountable for the design, management, and execution of State Street’s global sanctions program as well as its sanctions-related screening systems, policy and business unit advisory function, regulatory engagement and remediation, and personnel management of teams based across the globe. In his leadership role, Max is a member of State Street’s AML & Sanctions Leadership Team, wherein he advises on strategic initiatives and programmatic issues, including virtual / digital assets, cannabis, and emerging fintech solutions.
Prior to his tenure at State Street, Max served as Legal Regulatory Counsel at Standard Chartered Bank, a major global bank focused on retail, trade finance, commercial, and correspondent banking, based at its New York office. Max’s practice focused on three areas: AML & sanctions advisory, dispute resolution management, and regulatory engagement, investigations, and remediation. Maxwas a foundational in-house counsel advisor in the redesign and remediation of Standard Chartered’s financial crime compliance program following its multiple 2012 regulatory actions.
Max currently serves as Chair of the Association of Global Custodians’ AML & Sanctions Committee.