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Sanctions Compliance for Shipping Executive Education Program

Sanctions Compliance for Shipping

First ever global series by leading legal experts

Hong Kong | Washington D.C. | London

In partnership with:
Steptoe & Johnson | Reed Smith | INCE | Blank Rome

Growing trade sanctions and evolving regulator expectations are driving a revolution in global standards when it comes to compliance for shipping.

This on demand series focuses on the foundations of an effective and efficient compliance program for the new world of sanctions.
  • Session 1: Understanding the latest shipping advisories driving new standards
  • Session 2: Developing a risk mitigation framework
  • Session 3: Overcoming obstacles to effective risk mitigation

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Who should attend?

This webinar is for professionals involved in screening, monitoring or investigating ships and their operations. These include risk managers and compliance professionals at organizations across the maritime ecosystem. It is also relevant to law enforcement, border protection, defense and security professionals involved in countering illicit trade.

  • Marine Insurers and P&I clubs
  • Asset Finance Banking
  • Trade Finance Banking
  • Wholesale Banking
  • Integrated Oil Companies
  • Commodity Traders
  • Ship Owners and Managers
  • Ship Brokers
  • Bunkering Providers
  • Flag Registries
  • PSC Authorities
  • Customs Agencies


Julian Clark

Julian Clark

INCE, London

Julian is INCEs Senior Partner with global responsibility for INCEs practice sectors and client base both in London and internationally. He is himself an internationally recognised leader in shipping and international trade with over 30 years experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation. He is also internationally recognised as an expert in piracy, e-commerce (including blockchain), cybercrime, security and terrorism issues in the maritime field.



INCE is an international commercial law firm headquartered in London with a focus on shipping, trade, energy and offshore, insurance, business and finance, commercial disputes and aviation.


Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Blank Rome, D.C.

Matthew is the co-chair of Blank Rome's Maritime Industry Team. He has more than 25 years of experience in international trade, transport and maritime regulation, and government affairs, representing leading energy and commodities companies, shipowners, governments, insurers, investors, ports, shipyards, and marine terminal operators.


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Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 14 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world.


Leigh Hannson

Leigh Hansson

Reed Smith, London

Leigh is a leading sanctions and export compliance partner in ReedSmith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement group based in London and Washington DC. She counsels clients in a variety of industries in the legal regimes that govern international trade, money laundering, and anti-boycott issues. She specialises in internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, enforcement actions and compliance programs.

Alexander Brandt

Alexander Brandt

Reed Smith, London

Alex is an associate in the Transportation Industry Group and a key member of the sanctions team. Alex advises insurers, owners, charterers, brokers and traders in OFAC investigations and disclosures, and drafting protective language for transportation contracts and financing arrangements, and has worked with major lenders and other organisations to develop best-in-class compliance programmes.


Reed Smith’s global footprint spans oceans and continents, with our largest office in London. With more than 350 lawyers serving international and domestic clients, our London office undertakes all forms of inward investment to the United Kingdom, as well as matters with business overseas.


Nick Turner

Nick Turner

Steptoe & Johnson, Hong Kong

Nick is a lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson in Hong Kong and publishes a widely read weekly briefing on sanctions developments called the “Sanctions Top-5 . He works with multinationals designing and implementing compliance programs covering all aspects of economic sanctions and anti-money laundering. Nick also delivers tailored trainings for clients, is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops throughout Asia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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Steptoe is a global law firm with over 500 staff. Its specialties include international regulation, trade, and compliance.

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