The ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors invites you to the following presentation, hosted by Miller & Chevalier.
Food and drinks will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.
TOPIC: United States Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
Under the Trump administration, 2018 has seen major shifts in U.S. enforcement of its sanctions and export control laws, as well as increased scrutiny on foreign direct investment emanating from China and Hong Kong. The U.S. enforcement focus on China in the midst of full-scale trade war remains strong, as does its focus on North Korea despite recent developments on the diplomatic front. We have also seen aggressive steps taken to reimpose and enforce secondary sanctions on non-U.S. persons conducting business in Iran and Russia. This seminar is designed to help in-house counsel identify potential U.S. enforcement risks as early as possible, in the face of increasingly complex legal rules, and know what steps to take to investigate and remediate them efficiently and appropriately in order to reduce or eliminate the possibility of potentially damaging U.S. government action.
Timothy P. O'Toole counsels and defends clients in white collar criminal matters, conducts internal corporate investigations, and represents potential witnesses and targets in government investigations. Although Mr. O'Toole has substantial experience in all areas of white collar practice, his main focus is on economic sanctions and export controls. Mr. O'Toole represents companies and individuals at all stages of the process, including enforcement actions brought by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. O'Toole conducts due diligence investigations regarding trade issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions and represents companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also provides companies and individuals with advice on compliance with the U.S. economic sanctions and export controls laws, and interacts regularly with OFAC and BIS in that capacity.
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