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On 19 March 2020, Alex Haines, member of Outer Temple Chambers’ Business Crime and Regulation Team, gave a webinar to a 150 participants from an array of different industry (including HSBC, Allianz, Nasdaq and Michelin) on US sanctions and the EU Blocking Statute.
The webinar, titled ‘The Blocking Statute: Deciphering its Provisions, How to Handle the US/EU Conflict, and Actions to Date’ , was organised by the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (“ACSS”). It covered:
There has, traditionally, been a dearth of caselaw on the Blocking Statute (whether from its original role in relation to Cuba or since the US withdrew from the JCPOA/US-Iran nuclear deal). There have, however, been some recent cases which were discussed in the webinar including:
The ACSS is a professional membership body for sanctions professionals worldwide. It was formed to advance sanctions compliance by supporting the professional development of the individuals who lead those efforts.
On 18 June 2020, Outer Temple Chambers is hosting the launch of the ACSS London Chapter. Click here to register.
Alex, dual national and fluent in French and Spanish, is a specialist in international law, with particular expertise in the extensive field of international organisations law. He is admitted to both the English and New York Bars, and was appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2019.
Alex’s practice areas include:
To find out more about Alex Haines or his work with ACSS please contact David Smith on (+44 (0)20 7427 4905) or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886.
News 24 Mar, 2020
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