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To offer a consolidated faculty of speakers across the globe that will deliver cutting-edge insights and guidance virtually on key global compliance, investigations and ethics trends, our Annual Mid-Year Trade Compliance sessions are now part of our Annual Compliance Conference that will be taking place virtually from 30 April – 6 June this year (with a vacation break during the week commencing 27 May).  

With 14 virtual sessions across five weeks, we want to bring to our clients insights and analysis on significant developments across the latest international trade and corporate compliance developments.  

Specifically, these are our Mid-Year Trade sessions that are part of the wider Annual Compliance Conference:


Trade policy response to geopolitical disruption – China and beyond

Tuesday 7 May, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

  • Legal policy response of the US, EU and UK and their trading relations between the West and China
  • US, EU and UK export control and foreign investment reforms
  • China’s response and its use of ancillary legal powers

Global strategies for handling sanctions regulators and enforcement

Wednesday 8 May, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

  • Strategies for engaging with sanctions regulators
  • Recent enforcement trends across the US, UK, EU and Switzerland

Global sanctions and export controls update

Thursday 9 May, 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

  • Key global sanctions and export control developments
  • Themes, developments and key risks in relation to the Russian sanctions
  • Updates on sanctions impacting other jurisdictions
  • Export control developments, including new unilateral controls on advanced technologies



EU customs reform: biggest overhaul since 1968

Tuesday 14 May, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

  • Setting the scene: why did this happen?
  • E-commerce & the data hub

EMEA customs: what’s trending?

Wednesday 15 May, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

  • Customs developments and trends in the EU, UK, Africa and Middle East
  • Customs valuation, Free Trade Agreements, customs processes, customs procedures and enforcement

Duty mitigation in global supply chains: how to drive significant financial savings

Thursday 16 May, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

  • Overview of various duty savings options available to traders
    • Free trade agreements and the importance of correct country of origin analysis
    • Customs special procedures
  • Case studies: US, Mexico, UK and EU
    • Illustration of the opportunities and challenges for businesses operating cross-border supply chains



ESG Supply Chain due diligence: what is the benchmark?

Wednesday 5 June, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

  • Recent supply chain due diligence developments in the EU, UK and US
  • Emerging regulatory standards for due diligence
  • Corporate insights from guest speakers on their experiences

You can register for the above sessions and the other conference sessions via this link: REGISTER HERE

You can view the detailed agenda for all sessions during the conference.

For any questions about this event, contact:
Kate Bullard
+44 20 7919 1474.

Our Annual Compliance Conference is also further complemented by our 21st Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series held all year round. We also invite you to register for the upcoming mid-year

sessions in our monthly Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series. Register here for these sessions.

  • April 30: Customs Valuation Hot Topics Around the World
  • June 4: Export Control Developments Across the Globe: Hot Issues and Enforcement Trends
  • June 25: Forced labor, ESG Compliance and Supply Chain: Due Diligence

Alison Stafford Powell co-leads the Firm's West Coast Trade Compliance team. She has considerable experience counseling US and non-US companies on managing trade compliance in the areas of export controls, trade and financial sanctions and US anti-boycott laws. As a dual-qualified lawyer, she provides practical advice to help non-US companies reconcile US and foreign trade regulations and on the extra-territorial impact of US trade restrictions. Chambers USA quotes clients' praise for her being "extremely knowledgeable, responsive, commercially strong and understanding complex issues well." Legal 500 describes here as an "outstanding specialist." She has worked in the Firm's London, Washington, DC and Palo Alto offices since 1996.


Janet Kim focuses on outbound trade compliance issues that arise under US economic sanctions, export control laws, investment restrictions, antiboycott regulations, anti-money laundering laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She represents and advises US and non-US companies in criminal and regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and compliance audits relating to these areas of law. She also advises on the extraterritorial application of these laws in cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, and other international commercial activities. Her practice includes the development and implementation of workable, risk-based internal compliance programs and procedures for companies in a wide range of industries. Janet currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Firm’s International Commercial Practice Group and has been with the Washington, DC office since 1994.

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