Peters & Peters

Collision Course? The Future of US, EU and UK Sanctions Policy

We look forward to welcoming you to a breakfast seminar on Tuesday 26th June 2018 with guest speakers from Miller & Chevalier in Washington DC and Brick Court Chambers, in conversation with sanctions and white collar crime practitioners in London.

Our panelists – Barbara Linney, Maya Lester QC and William Dodsworth – together with Anna Bradshaw as moderator, will discuss the most recent Iran and Russia sanctions developments and the challenges they pose for our clients. Topics will include the broad reach of US primary and secondary sanctions, EU and UK responses to developments in US sanctions policy including the proposed EU blocking legislation and the repercussions for EU businesses as they seek to negotiate conflicts of laws and financial crime risk. The panelists will also explore the impact of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and the uncertainty created by Brexit.

Please note that the venue for this event has now changed, to accommodate demand.


The Common Room
The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL


8:30 am – Registration
9:00 am – Start
10:00 am – Finish

Places are limited for this open invitation event. Please confirm your attendance by emailing (indicating any dietary requirements).

Maya Lester QC, Barrister, Brick Court

Maya Lester QC is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in public law, EU, and competition law / antitrust, and co-writes the blog with Michael O’Kane. She has acted in most of the leading sanctions cases in the European and English courts and undertakes a wide range of advisory and court work.  Her practice is very international in nature (she spent three years as MSL & Visiting Scholar at Yale and Columbia law schools).  Maya has given evidence to four parliamentary inquiries on sanctions and spoken at numerous conferences. The legal directories describe her as “Queen of the Sanctions Bar”.

Barbara Linney, Partner, Miller & Chevalier

Barbara Linney is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Miller & Chevalier.  She has been advising U.S. and international clients on international trade and business issues for more than 25 years, including on economic sanctions, export controls, defense security and foreign investment.  Her practice involves representing clients before various federal agencies, including the US Departments of Commerce (BIS), Defense (DSS), and State (DDTC), as well as the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Ms. Linney is an Adjunct Professor of Economic Sanction and Export Controls at the Georgetown University Law Center and frequently is invited to speak on international trade and business issues at national and international conferences. In addition, she is the author of numerous articles on international trade and business issues, and a recipient of Women in International Trade’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

William Dodsworth, Head of Financial Crime Policy, Barclays

William is Head of Financial Crime Policy, within Financial Crime Compliance at Barclays, covering Sanctions, AML and ABC policies, as well as related outreach relating to the same. In addition he is co-chair of the UK Finance Sanctions Panel. He joined Barclays in 2008, since then holding a number of roles across the legal and compliance function.

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