William Pellerin, Partner, McMillan LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Trade Challenges and Opportunities Amid the Wide-Ranging Economic Sanctions

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that William Pellerin, Partner, McMillan LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Trade Challenges and Opportunities Amid the Wide-Ranging Economic Sanctions.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 22, 2023 - This event is scheduled for June 20, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET).

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    About William Pellerin
    William Pellerin is a partner in the international trade group. He has extensive experience litigating and advising on matters and disputes before Canadian trade authorities as well as internationally, including with respect to novel use of sanctions laws. He is one of the very few private practice lawyers in Canada to have argued before the WTO Appellate Body and dispute settlement panels.

    William is the co-lead of McMillan’s Sanctions team. He advises numerous Fortune 500 companies on complex sanctions matters. He frequently advises multinational companies and funds on issues of ownership and control arising from commercial transactions and financial assets. William is at the leading edge of sanctions developments in Canada, acting for with respect to the first (and to date, only) use of Canada’s new seizure and forfeiture regime.

    He is a sought-after commentator and speaker on trade and sanctions matters, and as such is frequently interviewed and cited by Canada’s leading media outlets.

    About McMillan LLP
    McMillan is a leading Canadian business law firm serving clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. With close to 300 lawyers and 100 law clerks and paralegals, supported by over 300 business service professionals, we are proud of our firm culture emphasizing client focused responsiveness, expertise and professionalism.

    Our industry-focused teams enable us to deliver sound practical legal advice informed by knowledge of our clients and their industries. By way of example, we have teams concentrating on the technology, energy, oil and gas, mining, construction & infrastructure, media and entertainment, automotive, health care and transportation sectors. We have deep expertise and offerings in complex disputes and regulatory regimes.

    Event Summary

    Trade compliance is becoming more complex as the economic sanctions regime continuously evolves. Emerging changes are drastically affecting various aspects of international trade such as imports, exports, foreign investments, and oil prices. Recently, Canada has introduced new legislation to include definitions of ownership and control and introduced new rules for seizing and forfeiting assets of Russian nationals, thereby pushing the boundaries of international sanctions law.

    In addition, firms should be aware of the increasing frequency of US sanctions resulting from the Ukraine conflict and other global policy shifts and improve their understanding of sanctioned entities’ strategies to circumvent such sanctions. Furthermore, it is crucial for firms to acknowledge the significant emphasis placed by US Customs and Border Protection on enforcing sanctions against forced labor goods and tackling the evasion of trade measures.

    Join two thought leaders and distinguished experts in this session organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide a comprehensive discussion of the latest regulatory trends and developments surrounding economic sanctions. Speakers, among other things, will offer practical tips and strategies to successfully navigate this evolving legal landscape.

    Key topics include:
    - Economic Sanctions Regime: Latest Trends and Developments
    - Understanding the Implications of Canada’s new Ownership and Control Amendments
    - Identifying the Current Trade Compliance Hurdles
    - Practical Tips and Compliance Strategies
    - What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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