26 Sept 2019

Sanctions, Risk and Compliance Training for NGOs


Thursday, 26 September 2019
09:30 – 14:00 BST


Mayer Brown
201 Bishopsgate Spitalfields, London EC2M 3AF


Jason Hungerford, Partner, Mayer Brown

Paul Whitfield-Jones, Associate, Mayer Brown

James Ford, Associate, Mayer Brown

What you will learn

The training will cover:

  • an overview of EU, UK and US sanctions
  • a focus on key regimes, such as Iran and Syria, among others
  • sanctions and terrorism
  • sanction compliance for NGOs: the risks, procedures and licensing
  • engaging with banks
  • example case studies

Learning outcomes

This half day programme is designed to develop your understanding of key UK, EU and US sanctions principles through interactive discussion and workshops (incorporating case studies). By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • explain key UK, EU and US sanctions principles and how they apply to your organisation
  • identify sanctions risks and steps to mitigate those risks
  • identify steps your organisation can take to facilitate compliance with applicable sanctions
  • identify sanctions compliance best practice for NGOs and charities
  • develop an action plan for monitoring and reviewing sanctions compliance within your organisation to ensure effective compliance

How to register

This training on Sanctions, Risk and Compliance for NGOs, is aimed at charities and other not-for-profit organisations, as well as start-up for-profit social enterprises working in international development and the advancement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Spaces are strictly limited so you are strongly urged to reserve a ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please consider your colleagues and kindly inform A4ID if you are no longer able to attend so someone on the waiting list can benefit in your absence and spaces are not wasted. Preference will be given to staff from organisations that are currently registered as Development Partners of A4ID. If you are not from an A4ID Development Partner and wish to register your organisation, please contact Luke McMichael.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Mayer Brown, 201 Bishopsgate Spitalfields, London EC2M 3AF