Sanctions and Money Laundering Training for NGOs
Monday 6th June 2016 from 14.00 – 17.00
NGOs’ ability to transfer funds across borders can be vital to maintain their work, pay staff, and fund partners. Complying with financial crime laws can significantly impact NGOs’ ability to operate internationally. This training session will help finance and operations managers in NGOs to understand sanctions, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws relevant to NGOs with a UK presence, how financial institutions approach financial crime compliance, and how NGOs can address financial crime compliance and ensure efficient operation.
What will you learn?
Lawyers from an international law firm and a large UK-based bank will explain what legal requirements under sanctions, anti-money laundering and terrorist funding laws apply to NGOs’ activities, particularly cross-border funds transfers, and what NGOs can do to comply with them.
Please note this event is only for representatives of NGOs and social enterprises working in human rights or international development, not for lawyers in private practice nor for private individuals with an interest in the area.
Who should attend?
Please note this event is for NGOs, international development charities, and social enterprises working in human rights or international development, not for lawyers working outside those organisations.
How to Register?
The event is free, to secure a place you must register in advance through Eventbrite.
Please arrive at 1.45 to allow time to get to the room for a prompt start at 2pm.
Sven Bates joined Baker & McKenzie’s London office in 2008 and is a Senior Associate in the Trade Compliance & Investigations Group. Sven specialises in particular in export controls, sanctions and anti-bribery and advises clients across a range of industry sectors on these areas. Sven routinely supports clients on compliance, investigations, disclosures and audits and has co-ordinated a number of multi-jurisdictional projects on these matters. Sven has undertaken secondments in the financial services sector in the UK and at Baker & McKenzie ‘s office in Amsterdam. Sven has also been active in pro bono work for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Previously, Sven has worked as legal advisor to the Shadow Attorney-General in Parliament and for the European Commission in Washington DC.
Paige Berges is a Vice President at Barclays, advising the Investment Bank on compliance with Sanctions laws. Previously she practised law at a large international law firm in New York, specialising in cross-border investigations, corporate litigation, white collar criminal defence, and sanctions and anti-bribery compliance. She has done pro bono work in legal risk and compliance for several large NGOs.
Terry Tyler has spent circa 7 years within Barclays Global Sanctions Function, primarily advising the Corporate division of the Bank on compliance with Sanctions laws and internal Policy. Terry is a Vice President at Barclays, currently engaged as the Interim Head of Corporate Sanctions.