Navigating Global Sanctions Compliance in APAC


James Lindop, Partner, Head of Competition and Trade (UK), Eversheds Sutherland

Mark Herlach, Partner, Global Co-Chair of Competition, EU & Trade, Eversheds Sutherland



Jocelyn Chow, Of Counsel, Competition and Trade (Asia), Eversheds Sutherland


Navigating Global Sanctions Compliance in APAC and Looking Ahead to 2023

2022 has brought the world turbulent times.  In response to the Russia/Ukraine conflict, the US, the UK, the EU and other major jurisdictions have responded by announcing significant sanctions against Russia and Belarus.  Stress has been on the rise for global businesses, including MNCs with operations in the APAC region which has itself become a sanctions hotspot. The need to secure business and ensure business continuity in the midst of a global socio-economic crisis has proven to be a critical challenge, particularly as companies navigate compliance with increasingly complex and demanding regulations at the same time.  
During this evening seminar we will bring together representatives from Eversheds Sutherland’s global Competition and Trade team who guide businesses in the UK/EU, the US and Asia through global trade compliance challenges.

Mark Herlach, James Lindop and Jocelyn Chow, based in Washington DC, London and Hong Kong, respectively, will provide an update on the following:

•        Recent developments in sanctions and export controls. 
•        Key challenges faced by multi-national businesses. 
•        Emerging themes and compliance practices. 

This session will be highly relevant to any MNCs engaging in cross-border business activities.   


About the speakers

James Lindop is the Partner and UK Head of Competition, EU and Trade at Eversheds Sutherland.  He advises on all aspects of international trade, including on contractual rights and obligations, export controls and trade/economic sanctions, customs and import tariffs, product classification (import and export), Rules of Origin, anti-dumping, countervailing duty and safeguard measures, WTO law and trade related due diligence in the context of M&A transactions.  He has acted on numerous major international transactions requiring an assessment of the applicability of import and export control and sanctions laws, as well as providing specific advice to companies in respect of import/customs/export compliance.  

Mark Herlach is a Partner and Global Co-Chair of Competition, EU & Trade at Eversheds Sutherland, with a practice focused on energy, international trade and defence matters.  He represents a broad range of clients, including corporations, advanced-technology companies and governments.  He has guided clients in a broad range of complex matters, including international M&A, international boundary disputes, trade remedies and internal investigations relating to export control and sanctions compliance.  Mark frequently speaks on energy, international trade and cybersecurity issues from a national and global perspective.  He represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the US International Trade Commission, and federal agencies and courts throughout the country.  Mark also currently serves on the roster of US panellists to resolve international trade disputes under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the successor to NAFTA.


About the moderator

Jocelyn Chow is an Of Counsel with Eversheds Sutherland’s Competition, EU and Trade team in Asia, based in Hong Kong.  She is a contentious regulatory lawyer with a focus on competition law and international trade matters.  Jocelyn regularly advises clients on all aspects of competition law, sanctions, export controls and other economic regulations as they apply to their commercial arrangements, mergers and business practices in Hong Kong, the PRC and other jurisdictions in the APAC region.  She also has particular experience in acting for regulators.  Leveraging her subject matter expertise and language skills, Jocelyn regularly guides multi-national clients through compliance matters, internal investigations and regulatory proceedings involving alleged breaches of global sanctions and export/import controls, as well as advising clients on the design of their distribution model, supply chain management and compliance programmes in Asia. 






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11/16/2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
China Standard Time
37/F, One Taikoo Place, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay

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