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NYSBA London Chapter: “Treading Water in the Atlantic: Navigating US and UK Sanctions Law and Practice”

NYSBA London Chapter: “Treading Water in the Atlantic: Navigating US and UK Sanctions Law and Practice”

The New York State Bar Association London Chapter annual event will be hosted by Outer Temple Chambers and CANDEY on Thursday 19th October 2023.

Alex Haines and Rachel Roche – Co-Chairs of the NYSBA London Chapter – will present the event chaired by Sophie O’Sullivan, member of OTC’s Business Crime, Regulations and Sanctions Team.  Sophie will be joined by fellow sanctions experts Charlie Steele, former OFAC Chief Counsel, and Duncan Henderson, Partner at CANDEY.

The specialist panel will address the latest sanctions law trends from both a US and UK sanctions framework perspective, including challenging designations, licensing, and enforcement actions.

The event will take place at Chancery House, followed by a drinks reception at the CANDEY offices in Lincoln’s Inn.


17:00hrs – Registration at Chancery House
17:30hrs – Introduction from London chapter chairs, Rachel Roche and Alex Haines
17:45hrs – Panel discussion by Sophie O’Sullivan, Duncan Henderson and Charlie Steele
18:30hrs – Q&A session
19:00hrs – Drinks reception at CANDEY and Networking. Reserve a spot here.


Places are limited. To register and book your ticket, click here.

Find out more

Alex Haines

Alex is a barrister called to both the English and Irish Bars and a US-qualified attorney admitted to the New York Bar. He is a specialist in international law and sanctions, with rare expertise in the law of international organisations (IOs). A Franco-British dual national fluent in French and Spanish, Alex is ranked in Chambers and Partners for Sanctions (Band 2) and Legal 500 for Business and Regulatory Crime (including global investigations) (Tier 3). In February 2023 he was elected Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association International Section London Chapter.

He was appointed to the Attorney General’s London B Panel in 2019 and as Sanctions Officer (first-tier decision-maker) at the Caribbean Development Bank in 2020.

Sophie O’Sullivan

Sophie O’Sullivan is a specialist in business crime and professional regulation. Her core practice areas are: sanctionsbusiness crime; commercial fraud; asset forfeiturefinancial regulation and complianceprofessional discipline; and health and safety.

Sophie is ranked as a Leading Junior in four practice areas by the Legal 500: (1) Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations); (2) Fraud; (3) POCA and Asset Forfeiture; (4) Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law.

She is appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and the SFO’s International POCA panel. Sophie is a contributor to the 3rd edition of Lissack and Horlick on Bribery (LexisNexis), the leading work on bribery and corruption offences.

To find out more about Alex and Sophie, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203 989 6669.

Events 13 Sep, 2023


Alex Haines

Call: 2007 (England & Wales); 2019 (New York); 2020 (Ireland); and 2024 (District of Columbia)

Sophie O’Sullivan

Call: 2011

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