Sanctions and export controls in the telecommunications industry

9 September 2020 13:00 - 14:00BST Price: £99.00
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In collaboration with Latham & Watkins and VEON, WorldECR is excited to present our latest webinar on export controls in key industries – in this case, the telecommunications sector.

In this 40-minute webinar, London-based Latham & Watkins Partner Charles Claypoole and Amsterdam-based VEON Associate General Counsel Philip Smith will present on key elements of US, EU and UK sanctions and export control regimes with impact on the telecommunications industry, walking participants through new rules, recent developments and practical tools to use to mitigate and manage export controls risks.

By the end of the session, web attendees will have a clear understanding of:

  • US, EU and UK sanctions and export control systems: an overview
  • New sanctions and export controls rules impacting the telecommunications industry
  • Recent developments regarding national security and 5G
  • Best practices in managing and mitigating sanctions and export control risks

The duration of the webinar will be one hour (40 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions).

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Charles Claypoole is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of Latham’s International Arbitration and Public International Law Practices. He advises on a wide range of public international law and dispute resolution issues, including international investment law, international trade law, investment treaty arbitration (primarily under bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty), international commercial arbitration, UN, EU, and UK international trade sanctions, EU and UK export control laws, State immunity, international humanitarian and human rights law (including Business and Human Rights), land and maritime boundary law, and the Law of the Sea.

Philip Smith is the Associate General Counsel for Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering & Risk at VEON Ltd in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mr. Smith advises VEON on counterparty and customer risks, corporate finance, treasury and M&A transactions, compliance best practices for financial services and core telecommunications. Prior to joining VEON, Mr. Smith worked for Credit Suisse AG in Zurich, Switzerland and New York, USA.  At Credit Suisse, Phil was part of the Financial Crime Legal and Compliance organization where he oversaw financial crime risk and controls, advised on customer acquisition and transactions, and interacted with prudential regulators. He is a licensed lawyer in New York, USA and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

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