Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in GMT.


8:30 AM
Registration, networking & morning coffee
9:10 AM

Maurice Button, CEO, City & Financial Global

9:15 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Marcus Thompson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

9:25 AM
Keynote Address I: The impact of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and recent developments in Israel/Gaza on the global sanctions landscape

Daniel Drake, Deputy Director of the Sanctions Directorate, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

9:45 AM
Presentation: Update on recent developments in UK sanctions

Maya Lester KC, Brick Court Chambers

10:10 AM
Panel: What does the imposition of sanctions, and the corresponding freezing of assets, mean for the City and the financial institutions involved?


Jonathan Benson, Counsel, Allen & Overy


Jonathan Burke, Managing Director, Global Head of Banking Sanctions, Citibank

Rakesh Patel, Head of Sanctions Policy Oversight & Export Controls, HSBC

Chloe Cina, Partner, National Security Group, Morrison Foerster

11:00 AM
Networking break
11:20 AM
Keynote address II: The European agenda for the enforcement of sanctions against Russia and elsewhere

Alina Nedea, Head of Sanctions Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

11:40 AM
Keynote address III: The US approach to imposing and enforcing sanctions

Leslie Stubbs, International Sanctions Officer, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Department of Treasury

12:00 PM
Panel: Orchestrating a global response to sanctions: how far do UK, EU and US sanctions programmes diverge and how can organisations with a nexus to all three co-ordinate their strategies for dealing with sanctioned entities?


Shruti Chandhok, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis


Gaelle Maquignon, Compliance Governance Specialist, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

Simon Armstrong, Director – Sanctions Escalation and Alerts Advisory, Barclays

Lloyd Meadows, Director, Sanctions Advisory, Standard Chartered

12:50 PM
Networking and lunch break
2:00 PM
Keynote address IV: The National Crime Agency’s agenda for combatting sanctions breaches and evasion

Rachael Herbert, Deputy Director, National Economic Crime Centre, National Crime Agency

2:20 PM
Fireside chat: The Government and regulator’s expectations of firms to ensure compliance with current sanctions policies

Jonathan Benson, Counsel, Allen & Overy

In conversation with

Chris Watts, Deputy Director, Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, HM Treasury

2:50 PM
Panel: Aligning sanctions compliance policies with existing AML/ABC/CTF compliance systems


Shereen George, Head of Sanctions, BNP Paribas


Sinead Goss, Managing Director, EMEA Head, AML, Anti-Bribery and Sanctions

Richard Dunmall, EMEA Head of Sanctions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 

3:30 PM
Afternoon break
3:50 PM
Where next? Looking to the Middle East, China and Asia - how will the Russia/Ukraine experience inform possible future sanctions strategies?


Marcus Thompson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis


Neil Whiley, Director, Sanctions and Export Control, UK Finance

Susan Hawley, Executive Director, Spotlight on Corruption

Sam Cousins, Senior Associate, Sanctions Ransomware and Risk, ACAMS

4:35 PM
Chair’s closing remarks

Marcus Thompson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

4:40 PM
Close of proceedings