2020 Online Annual LC Survey West | Americas & Europe | 7 CPDs

2020 Online Annual LC Survey West | Americas & Europe | 7 CPDs

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2020 Online Annual LC Survey West - Americas & Europe
29-30 September 2020

We invite you to join us for the 2020 Online Annual LC Survey West - Americas & Europe to be held online on September 29-30 from 09:00-13:00 ET/NYT both days.

** Approved for 7 CPD/PDUs for CDCS, CSDG, CSCF and CTFC holders **

For 30 consecutive years, IIBLP has brought together the top minds in international banking law, practice, and policy for this unique educational conference. This year due to COVID-19, we will be holding this event virtually over two half-day mornings. 

Who Should Attend

• Banking Staff - including trade operations staff and management,
  any staff included in trade transactions.
• Risk & Compliance Personnel 
• In-house Counsel
• Lawyers outside of banking institutions dealing regularly with trade transactions
• Corporate - Sales, services, FinTech, and industries involved in trade finance
• Government Personnel dealing with regional or global concerns in cross
  border finance

What to Expect

• A Dynamic & Instructional environment

• Predictions and advice from the world’s top operational, technical and legal experts
• Gain understanding of future trends as they impact your daily operational work
• A unique cross section of technical, legal, operations, and compliance with a focus  on solutions for practical implementation.

Additional Resources

Event will be held on Zoom. Please ensure you can use this software. For inquiries contact
Brochure will be available for download soon

    Pavel ANDRLE - Czech Rep

    Herman ANNINK - Netherlands

    Michael AVIDON - USA

    Buddy BAKER - USA

    James BARNES - USA

    Abdulkader BAZARA - UAE


    Lisa CHIN - USA

    John CITROLA - USA

    Anne Maria CRONIN - UK

    Jason DESROCHES - Canada

    Rebecca FRUCHTMAN - USA

    Paula GREAVES - USA

    Nathan HUMMEL - USA

    Carter KLEIN - USA

    Matthew KOZAKOWSKI - USA

    Nizardeen KUMARDEEN - UAE

    Michael LEHOTZKI - UK

    Ashish MADAN - India

    Robert MARCHAL - Belgium

    Karl MARXEN - Germany

    Byron MCKINNEY - UK


    Dennis NOAH - USA

    Vin O'BRIEN - Ireland

    Frank PETRASSI - USA

    Glenn RANSIER - USA

    Harriette RESNICK - USA

    Mary ROSEN - USA

    Joel SCHREVENS - Belgium

    Kim SINDBERG - Denmark

    Donald SMITH - USA

    Jeremy SMITH - UK

    Lorna STRONG - UK

    Hugo VERSCHOREN - Belgium

    Charnell WILLIAMS - USA

    Day 1: September 29

    Tuesday, 29 September

    09:00 - 09:10 │ Welcome & Introduction to Day 1

    Welcome Remarks: Michael BYRNE (IIBLP)


    09:10 - 09:50 │ The Global Trade Environment
    • Key Messages from ICC Global Trade Finance Survey 2020
    • Impact of COVID-19 on the Evolution of Trade
    • Risk Mitigation: Aversion to Open Account and an Opportunity for LCs
    Moderator: Vin O'BRIEN (China Systems)
    Panelists: Byron McKinney (IHS Markit); Buddy BAKER (Goldman, Sachs); Abdulkader BAZARA (Creative Trade Solutions)

    09:50 - 10:30 │ An Independent Look at Force Majeure and Closure
    • What ICC Got Right in Its Guidance Paper on Force Majeure
    • Which rules work best for Standbys in event of Force Majeure Closures
    • Force Majeure in the Courts – What Can be Learned from the Indian Decisions
    Moderator: Lorna STRONG (HSBC)
    Panelists: Michael AVIDON (Moses & Singer); Ashish MADAN (Adam Smith Assoc)

    10:30 - 10:40 │ Virtual Coffee Break

    10:40 - 11:30 │ Commercial LC Cases and Legal Considerations
    MAM Apparel & Textiles Ltd. v. NCL Worldwide Logistics USA, Inc. [USA]
    Natixis Funding Corp. v. GenOn Mid-Atlantic [USA]
    • Galleria (Hong Kong) Ltd. v. DBS Bank [HK] [HK]
    • HC Trading Malta Ltd v Savannah Cement Ltd. [England]
    Sunny Handicraft (H.K.) Ltd. v. Envision This!, LLC [HK]

    Moderator: Michael BYRNE (IIBLP)
    Panelists: Michael AVIDON (Moses & Singer); Mary ROSEN (Wells Fargo); Amoy CHAMBERS (HSBC); Paul RODER (Moses & Singer)

    11:30 - 12:00 │ Confronting LC Practice Controversies
    • Simple Documentary Credit Formats: Will Guidance Reach and Resonate with Applicants & Beneficiaries?
    • Compelling ICC Opinions from Spring 2020
    • Dating of Insurance Documents
    Moderator: Hugo VERSCHOREN (GoVer Trade Technologies)
    Panelists: Kim SINDBERG (Nordea); Don SMITH (Global Trade Advisory); 

    12:00 - 12:10 │ Virtual Coffee Break

    12:10 - 12:30 │ Sustainable Trade Finance
    • Defining and Managing ESG Risks: Who’s Setting the Ground Rules?
    • What’s Being Done and Where are we Headed?
    Co-Panelists: Harriette RESNICK (ICC Sustainability WG) & Anne Maria CRONIN (Quarter Penny Consulting)

    12:30 - 13:00 │ Document Delivery
    • Did We Need an ICC Interpretation of Article 35 of UCP600?
    • Are Letters of Indemnity Essential When Original Paper Transport Documents are Delayed?
    • Are Photocopy Bills of Lading Acceptable?
    Moderator: Vin O’BRIEN (China Systems)
    Panelists: Pavel ANDRLE (ICC-CR); Paula GREAVES (Consultant)

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      Day 2: September 30

      Wednesday, 30 September

      09:00 - 09:05 │ Welcome & Introduction to Day 2

      09:05 - 09:40 │ SWIFT
      • SWIFT’s Role in Digitisation Effort
      • Ramifications of Cat 7 Changes Deferred to 2021
      • SWIFT KYC Registry
      Panelists: Robert MARCHAL (SWIFT); Delphine MASQUELIER (SWIFT)

      09:40 - 10:20 │ Digitalisation of Trade – The Future is Now!
      • Blockchain for Trade: Accelerating to Action & Fintech Solutions
      • Has eUCP’s Time Arrived?
      • Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT): Status Report on Drafting Process
      • ICC Digital Trade Standards Initiative
      • Electronic Negotiable Instruments: The ITFA Approach
      • A Fresh Look at the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)
      Moderator: Vin O’BRIEN (China Systems)
      Panelists: Joel SCHREVENS (China Systems); K. NIZARDEEN (EXCO Member, ICC); Michael LEHOTZKI (HSBC)

      10:20 - 10:30 │ Virtual Coffee Break

      10:30 - 11:10 │ Demand Guarantee & Standby Briefing
      • International Standard Demand Guarantee Practice (ISDGP): Status Report
      • Assessing Auto-Extension Clauses
      • Commercial Standbys – Is It Their Time to Shine?
      Moderator: Glenn RANSIER (Wells Fargo);
      Panelists: Frank PETRASSI (JP Morgan); Jeremy SMITH (Ret., Lloyds)

      11:10 - 11:50 │ Guarantee & Standby Cases
      Backal Hospitality Group LLC v. 627 West 42nd Retail LLC [USA]
      Am Trust North America, Inc v. Signify Insurance Ltd. [USA]
      Tecnicas Reunidas Saudia v. Korea Development Bank [England]
      Navidea Biopharm., Inc. v. Capital Royalty Partners II, L.P. [USA]
      Marquette Transportation Finance, LLC v. Soleil Chartered Bank [USA]
      Moderator: Carter KLEIN (Jenner & Block)
      Panelists: Karl MARXEN (Ostfalia University); Rebecca FRUCHTMAN (Mayer Brown); Jim BARNES (Baker & McKenzie)

      11:50 - 12:00 │ Virtual Coffee Break

      12:00 - 12:50 │ Trade Based Financial Crime Compliance & Sanctions
      • Sanctions Clauses: A Bad Situation Getting Worse?
      • COVID-Related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks – FATF’s Response
      • OFAC: Illicit Shipping and Sanctions Evasion Practices – Time to Track Vessels?
      • Technology and Fighting Financial Crime
      Moderator: Lisa CHIN (MUFG)
      Panelists: Byron McKINNEY (IHS Markit); Herman ANNINK (RSM Netherlands); Andrew JACOBSON (Seward & Kissel); Alex GRAY (LIBF) 

      12:50 - 13:00 │ Summary of Critical Issues & Closing Remarks

        Confirmed Speakers in yellow

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