Regulatory Update Series

[Webinar] U.S. Sanctions Developments: Where We Are Now and Where They Are Going



When the United States imposed sanctions on Hong Kong government officials in 2020, it was the talk of the town. One year later, Hong Kong companies are facing new compliance concerns with new sanctions, new rules, and new anti-foreign sanctions law in China. This webinar provides a brief overview of the current U.S. sanctions regime as it applies to Greater China, with a particular focus on the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA), the accompanying Executive Order, and China’s Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law.


By the end of this webinar, participants will know:

1. The Status of U.S. sanctions in Hong Kong
2. How to manage and mitigate sanctions risks; and
3. Potential Conflicts of Laws scenarios.


- Overview of U.S. Sanctions, including the HKAA, and the Executive Order
- The circulars issued by various regulators such as the SFC, the HKMA, the IA and etc.
- How a licensed corporation, a bank or some other registered entities can comply with the requirements
- 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, 9 Nov 2021 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
Virtual Platform
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00