Mastering Sanctions: Effective Strategies for Managing Rapid Global Changes

  • When: March 30, 2016
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Venue: Hilton Toronto
    145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2L2, Canada

Sanctions compliance grows more complex every day – as do the stakes for non-compliance. Whether it’s Russian sectoral sanctions, the fast-changing situations in Iran and Cuba, or resolving cross-jurisdiction conflicts, sanctions oversight demands deep knowledge and fast-paced decisions.

This full-day seminar provides insights and strategies to make sanctions compliance more effective, thorough and manageable. Whether the subject is improved PEP detection, the latest tech advances or translating the JCPOA resolution into a solid business action plan, this seminar is a valuable source of information sanctions risk managers can put to immediate practical use.


G. Stephen Alsace
  • G. Stephen Alsace, LLB, JD

  • Senior Director, Sanctions
  • Global AML Group
  • CIBC

Vladimir Shatiryan
  • Vladimir Shatiryan, JD

  • Associate
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Vladimir’s practice focuses on a broad range of issues impacting Canadian and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, credit unions, trust and loan companies, financial market infrastructures, and payment service providers. Vladimir advises clients on capital requirements, ownership structures, financial institution incorporation and cross-border business rules, permitted investments and activities, bank resolution and recovery laws, and payment clearing and settlement legislation. He also has particular expertise in all aspects of Canada’s economic sanctions and anti-money laundering legislation.

Vladimir also has experience with domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions in connection with bilateral and syndicated loan structures and subordinated lending arrangements.

Vladimir has recently completed a secondment at the Legislation and Approvals Division of Canada’s federal banking regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.


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7:45 – 8:45 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 AM Adjusting Sanctions Management Policies to Address New International Developments
10:30 – 10:45 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Adapting Compliance Models to Achieve Robust Sanctions Oversight
12:00 – 12:15 PM Interactive Q&A
12:15 – 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 – 3:00 PM Adjusting Canadian Sanctions Oversight to Address Cross-Border Regulatory Conflicts
3:00 – 3:15 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:15 – 4:45 PM The Road Ahead: Practical Strategies for Imminent Sanctions-Related Regulatory Changes
4:45 – 5:00 PM Q&A and Closing Remarks