The Herbert Smith Freehills global sanctions team invites you to join them for a webinar, to discuss:

  • potential US sanctions implications of the impending change of Administration with respect to Venezuela, China and Russia-related sanctions, as well as the prospects for increased general emphasis on human rights and anti-corruption issues in US sanctions and trade regulation; and
  • forthcoming Brexit developments as they may impact the UK sanctions picture, including the potential for divergence between the EU and the forthcoming UK sanctions regimes.

We will be joined by Michael Allen of Beacon Global Strategies, a Washington-based strategic advisory firm with a strong focus on US national security and trade policy, who will discuss the new Administration’s likely policy priorities in areas which are relevant to sanctions issues.

We hope you can join us. You can register your attendance at this link


Jonathan Cross, Counsel, New York
Herbert Smith Freehills

Jonathan’s practice focuses on government investigations and regulatory matters, including US economic sanctions and export control issues, CFIUS foreign investment filing issues, and securities and antitrust litigation. Jonathan also has substantial experience in the field of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on transnational business disputes as well as project finance and infrastructure-related litigation.

Susannah Cogman, Partner, CC&I, London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Based in London, Susannah advises financial institutions, professional services firms and corporates on investigations and compliance matters in fields including AML, corruption, sanctions, fraud and insider dealing/market abuse. Band 1 ranked in Chambers UK and Legal 500, she conducts internal investigations for clients and advises on external investigations by criminal and regulatory bodies. Recommended by Who’s Who Legal for Business Crime Defence and Investigations, she is described as “phenomenal in sanctions and AML cases” and “specialised in some of the most complex areas of law”.

Dan Hudson, Partner, London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Dan advises and represents corporate, institutional and individual clients on financial crime matters, with a particular focus on corruption, sanctions, fraud, regulatory investigations, insider dealing, money laundering, accounting irregularities and connected disputes. Dan has significant experience working with clients on internal anti–money laundering and anti-bribery procedures, particularly in relation to the UK Bribery Act as well as on regulatory investigations, due diligence, corruption and sanctions issues. He also advises on internal and external investigations, including those conducted by the UK SFO, FCA, Police, and HMRC and was part of the team who advised ICBC Standard Bank Plc in relation to the UK’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreement and the judicial resolution of s7 Bribery Act allegations. He assists clients acting as witnesses in domestic and foreign criminal proceedings, and represents clients facing prosecution.

Michael Allen, Managing Director
Beacon Global Strategies

Michael Allen joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC as a Managing Director in August 2013.

Mr. Allen has spent his career in the national security arena working in the White House, Capitol Hill, and in the private sector advising on critical national security issues such as cybersecurity, non-proliferation, and intelligence matters. In addition, Mr. Allen is a frequent contributor and commentator on national security and foreign policy issues on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. As a Managing Director, Mr. Allen advises clients on the intersection of business and national security and helps them develop targeted Washington strategies. Michael supports client’s in understanding U.S.-China dynamics, foreign direct investment and CFIUS, national security critical technologies such as AI, as well as trade and challenges arising from geopolitical instability.