Guernsey Association of Compliance officers

Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Sanctions Webinar - 23rd September 2022

Here are the login details for the webinar presentation by sanctions specialist Michael O'Kane. Please click on the following link to sign up to the presentation

The presentation will be held on Friday 23rd September 2022 at 12pm, finishing no later than 1pm and will be free of charge.

Topics being covered:

• Are the Sanctions actually working?

• What is next  - any crystal ball gazing / horizon scanning?

• Firms have a fear of dealing with anything linked to Russia – what is still allowed – any wider guidance?

• Most firms will have screening tools that pick up when names get added to lists but what about the wider Russian sanctions? How should you monitor these?

• Ownership and control of funds / entities - sanctioned or not? Who decides?

Michael O'Kane is a leading Sanctions lawyer and co-author of, a comprehensive online sanctions tool. It provides full coverage of European Union and United Kingdom sanctions regimes, including legislation, guidance, court judgments, and summaries, and is updated several times a day.

Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the highest profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP and as a prosecutor. Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and, prior to joining Peters & Peters, was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Headquarters. There, he was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist, state-security, and special interest criminal matters, including the Stansted Airport Afghan airline hijacking and the prosecution of Paul Burrell (Princess Diana’s butler).

Since joining Peters & Peters, Michael has acted for companies, senior executives and HNW individuals in many of the most high-profile and complex national and international business crime cases. He has particular expertise in sanctions, international corruption, criminal cartels, INTERPOL, extradition and private prosecutions. He has been recognised twice in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 (2009 & 2017) Michael has also been recommended as a ‘leading individual’ on International Sanctions by Who’s Who Legal Trade & Customs 2021: “The excellent Michael O’Kane ranks highly among peers thanks to his impressive work on export controls and international sanctions”. In 2011, the Financial Times recognised him as one of the UK’s most innovative lawyers and he is listed by Who’s Who publication as one the world’s leading investigative lawyers.

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