Regulatory Update Series

[Webinar] What You Need to Know About U.S. Sanctions

New Seminar


With the imposition of U.S. Sanctions on our top Government officials, this topic is the talk of the town. This webinar provides a brief overview of the U.S. Sanctions regime, with a particular focus on the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA) and accompanying Executive Order. It also discusses the circulars issued by various regulators and the potential consequences of infringements.


By the end of this webinar, participants will know:
1. The concepts about U.S. Sanctions;
2. How to manage and mitigate sanctions risks; and
3. Some of the implications of the circulars issued by various regulators such as the SFC, the HKMA, the IA and etc.


1. Overview of U.S. Sanctions, including the HKAA, and the Executive Order
2. The circulars issued by various regulators such as the SFC, the HKMA, the IA and etc.
3. How a licensed corporation, a bank or some other registered entities can comply with the requirements
4. Consequences of infringements

Who should attend

Financial and compliance professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of U.S. Sanctions risks, senior management of licensed corporations and registered entities, auditors and academics.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Ben is a Counsel in Hogan Lovells Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. offices. He is an expert in the greater China market, U.S. export controls, Section 301, U.S.-China trade disputes and U.S. sanctions policies. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Ben served as assistant general counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) from 2011 to 2015, where he handled U.S.-China disputes and negotiations, World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, and free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. In addition to getting a JD from the law school at the University of Washington, Ben studied Chinese and Chinese law at Peking University.


Date & Time
Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
Virtual Platform
New, Seminar
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00

Please note: This webinar will be delivered via WebEx.  To qualify for CPT/OPT hours, participants are required to attend the full webinar.

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