International Economic Sanctions have become a central instrument in global governance over the past decades, employed by both sovereign states and international organisations. More recently, there has been a shift towards ‘smart’ or targeted sanctions that aim for the political and economic elites of targeted countries (e.g. through asset freezes and travel bans) rather than a more comprehensive sanctions approach (as large-scale trade or oil embargoes) that has detrimental effects on civilian populations.
In the era of financial globalisation, such ‘smart’ sanctions entail increased compliance obligations both for state institutions and private organisations which, if not met, carry significant fines, penalties and other adverse consequences. Given Cyprus’s strong financial and trade ties with Russia, the latest series of sanctions targeting Russian people and entities in the private and public sectors have caused great concern on the island. Furthermore, the ongoing expansion of targeted countries, sectors, individuals and entities cannot be undermined in any way by any financial institution that has a global outreach. As such, it is of utmost importance for all relevant professionals to gain a better understanding of this very topical issue and better prepare to face the challenges.
The seminar will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the recent global trends in economic sanctioning, the motives and rationale behind such decisions, the resulting effects and the consequences experienced not only by the targeted parties but also those doing business with them, either directly or indirectly.
The risk of non-compliance by all related parties needs to be timely projected and managed and this seminar will enable for such projections to be carried out in a more meticulous manner while assisting professionals in how to better manage sanctions risk.
Who should attend
Industry Expert | Adonis Pegasiou
Adonis Pegasiou is the Academic Director of EIMF since May 2019. He holds a PhD in Politics (University of Manchester), an MSc in European Policy Studies (University of Bristol) and a BSc in Economics (London School of Economics (LSE)). Furthermore, he holds the ‘Certified Global Sanctions Specialist’ (CGSS) Certification offered by the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and a Diploma in ‘Governance, Risk and Compliance’ (Merit) offered by the International Compliance Association (ICA). Following his doctoral studies, he held positions in the public and private sectors including Cyprus Airways (Head of Chairman’s Office and Non-Executive Board Member), the Secretariat of Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU, the Embassy of Kuwait in Cyprus (Consultant to the Ambassador) and the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (Non-Executive Board Member – appointed by the Government approved by the Parliament and European Central Bank). In between his professional appointments, Adonis Pegasiou was awarded post-doctoral research funding by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the ‘Europeanisation of Cyprus’s economy’. For the duration of the post-doctoral project, he was based at the EUC Research Centre (Cyprus) and was also a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects, published his work in various peer-reviewed journals and participated in numerous international conferences. Moreover, he has taught at the European University Cyprus (EUC) (2014-2016) and has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus since 2015.
The seminar is designed to deliver knowledge, initially by offering a theoretical assessment of sanctions policy, and then adopting a more practical perspective regarding recent developments. The teaching methodology rests on an interactive approach that will seek to engage the participants and accordingly place emphasis on those aspects/issues discussed that are deemed to have the greatest value for the participants.
This programme may be approved for up to 5 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.
€180.00The above fee is subject to 19% VAT
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Day 1: October 06, 2021 | 09:00-15:00
Start time: 09:00 EEST
End time: 15:00 EEST
Venue: Live Online
Coordinates: 5 | Duration: 5 hrs
Directions: Adonis Pegasiou (view the trainer's bio below)