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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 info@iiblp.org.
Brochure will be available for download soon
    Panelists

    Pavel ANDRLE - Czech Rep

    Herman ANNINK - Netherlands

    Michael AVIDON - USA

    Buddy BAKER - USA

    James BARNES - USA

    Abdulkader BAZARA - UAE

    Amoy CHAMBERS - USA

    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

    K. NIZARDEEN - UAE

    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)


    Confirmed Speakers in yellow
      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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