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Webinar – OFAC Restrictions: Trade with Cuba, Iran, Balkans, Belarus, and Burma. What Restrictions Apply to Russia?
January 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFee: $59
Intredex and Bingham Greenebaum Doll Present
OFAC Restrictions: Trade with Cuba, Iran, Balkans, Belarus, and Burma. What Restrictions Apply to Russia? Today and Tomorrow
January 19, 2017 – Thursday
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
(12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT)
Are You Aware of the Foreign Assets Control Restrictions over Trading with Cuba, Iran, Balkans, Belarus, Burma and Russia?
What Can We Expect About OFAC Sanctions Under New Administration?
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. OFAC acts under Presidential national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze assets under US jurisdiction. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments. Violations of its rules can lead to severe penalties. Its rules are not to be overlooked by any country doing business overseas.
What You Will Hear?
This webinar will address the following important questions in detail and answer your questions on these topics:
-What is OFAC?
-How does or could it apply to my business?
-What is the SDN (Specially Designated Nationals) list? What other sanctioned lists should I watch?
-What is a sanctioned country?
-Which countries are sanctioned by OFAC?
-What rules apply to sanctioned countries?
-The future of sanctions in the Trump Administration
Dr. Robert Brown
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP
Dr. Robert Brown is a partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, where he advises on investments, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for U.S. companies and foreign companies’ operations in the U.S. For the past 30 years, he has worked closely with companies as an investment banker and attorney, serving both in-house and as an outside advisor. Robert is admitted as an attorney in New York, Washington, D.C., California and Kentucky, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong. From 1991-1993 he was admitted as a foreign lawyer in Japan.
He is presently the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association International Section; Treasurer of Global Ties that oversees the US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program; and is Chair of the National District Export Council appointed by the US Commerce Department Secretary to help US exports. Previously, he was chair of Venture Connectors, chair of World Trade Center of Kentucky, chair of World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, chair of Japan/America Society of Kentucky, and chair of Asia House. In addition, he is the author of Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; and Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in South Korea. He is the co-author of Buying a Business: What You Need to Know; Emerging Companies Guide; International Business Plans; Limited Liability Companies Guide; Financing Start-ups; and Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in Vietnam.
Dr. Brown has two Ph.D. degrees. The first is from Cambridge University where he studied Japanese privatization and the second is from The London School of Economics and Political Science examining Indonesian legal reforms and creditor relations. In 2016, he completed a Master of Laws from the University of London. He also has a Master of Science degree from Jochi University in Tokyo, and an Advanced Accounting Certificate from Bellarmine University. During three years of law school, he earned J.D., M.B.A. and Master’s Degrees from the University of Louisville. Robert has taught law and economics courses at the law schools of the University of San Francisco and University of California Berkeley, as well as business, finance, accounting and economic courses at the business School of Bellarmine University.