Categories: a-port-information, British Ports Association, BusinessPublished On: 28.02.2022345 words1.8 min read

BPA Webinar: Sanctions and Considerations for Ports 

After receiving many queries and questions in light of any potential Government sanctions imposed on Russian vessels and cargo’s at UK Ports please note the kind offer below from Richard Ballantyne of the British Ports Association to participate on their planned webinar regarding potential sanctions at our ports and harbours.BPA Statement;We have organised a short webinar with a sanctions expert to discuss actions that ports might need to take or be aware of in light of new sanctions put in place in recent days following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This will be helpful not just for sanctions on Russia but existing sanctions in place on other countries and individuals.We are grateful to Ashfords for an introduction to Genevieve Woods who is a barrister at Three Raymond Buildings specialising in international sanctions. Details of the event are below. This has been organised at short notice given new sanctions placed on Russia and a number of queries that we have received around ports’ responsibilities.Genevieve will talk about general considerations for ports when it comes to international sanctions, including existing and new UK sanctions. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.Microsoft Teams meetingThursday 3rd March, 10am – 11amClick here to join the meetingSpeaker: Genevieve Woods

Genevieve Woods’s practice covers a broad range of areas, with particular expertise in white-collar crime and international sanctions. Genevieve regularly advises on cases involving sanctions violations, including those involving the determination of civil penalties by HM Revenue and Customs, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. She has worked on complex sanctions and export control cases for international corporations, including financial institutions, insurance companies and maritime corporations, in large-scale internal investigations and compliance reviews. In addition, she has advised corporations and individuals about the risk of breach in relation to contemplated transactions. Genevieve studied the impact of international sanctions while undertaking a master’s in international human rights law at Oxford University and has written articles regarding sanctions enforcement.