Peters & Peters

Peters & Peters breakfast seminar: US Iran sanctions have just been re-imposed!

Peters & Peters invite you to a breakfast seminar on the latest developments in economic sanctions on Tuesday 6 November 2018 in London – the day after full re-imposition of US secondary sanctions on Iran. Anna Bradshaw will lead the conversation with sanctions and white collar crime practitioners including speakers Barbara Linney of Miller & Chevalier in Washington DC and Maya Lester QC of Brick Court Chambers. An opportunity to take stock of changes in law and policy over the last six months, discussions will focus on the repercussions of US sanctions policy for EU businesses and the experience of the extended EU ‘blocking’ legislation to date. Panelists will also consider the interplay with global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards as well as with other US and EU sanctions programs.

The Law Society – Reading Room
113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A

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.

Chloé Cina, Director, Global Sanctions and Embargoes, Deutsche Bank

Chloé Cina is a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Global Sanctions & Embargoes Team. She is a barrister of 13 years Call and an experienced advocacy trainer for Middle Temple. She was the former UK Head of Sanctions at HSBC. She obtained her European Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the Venice Human Rights Centre and worked for UNESCO in Paris from 2000-2004. She practiced at the Criminal Bar before joining the UK Treasury Solicitor’s Department in 2008 where she worked in the National Security team on terrorism and sanctions related litigation. She joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as a legal adviser in 2014, advising on financial sanctions and security policy in the EU and UN. She led the Iran nuclear legal team for the UK before joining HSBC in 2016. She regularly speaks at international conferences and has been a key contributor to the ICA and ACAMS courses on sanctions.

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