July Monthly Sanctions Compliance Update

  • When: July 2, 2020
  • Time: Prerecorded
  • Level: All

To ensure that ACAMS members are kept abreast of key developments, our ‘Sanctions Compliance Update’ is an available service to all members via a free monthly webinar. Sessions will alert members to key changes to sanctions regimes as well as offer a synopsis of relevant geopolitical developments and proposed legislation. With analysis from leading sanctions experts, the webinars will highlight a range of compliance topics intended to answer members’ questions and concerns.

Each monthly session will each feature a spotlight discussion segment, for July we will look at US access to overseas records and Hong Kong developments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest regulatory and enforcement developments in the fast-changing world of sanctions
  • Explore specific sanctions compliance matters covered in our spotlight discussion
  • Map key upcoming changes in the global sanctions compliance landscape, including important draft legislation

Who Should Attend?

  • Sanctions Managers
  • AML/CTF Officers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Legal Advisors
  • Trade Finance


  • Global
  • Banking
  • Securities
  • MSBs
  • Regulatory/Law Enforcement

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Justine Walker
  • Dr. Justine Walker

  • Head of Global Sanctions and Risk


Until December 2019 Justine was the Director of Sanctions Policy at UK Finance. The former chair of the European Banking Federation Sanctions Expert Group, a position she held from 2015 until December 2019, Justine has held specialist policy positions in the United Kingdom at the Financial Services Authority and the Treasury’s Counter Terrorist and Proliferation Financing Branch. She has further acted as an International Monetary Fund advisor on the Nigerian anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing capacity building program. Formerly based in Central Asia with the United Nations, she has also worked on programs surrounding weapons and drug trafficking, corruption and terrorist financing, and has served as a national expert on the financing of weapons of mass destruction matters.

Justine has extensive experience of working with foreign governments, international bodies and financial institutions on cross border sanctions matters. This includes acting as an independent expert to the UN and other bodies on the promotion of payment channels in support of permissible international humanitarian activity within sanctioned and fragile jurisdictions, particularly Syria. On behalf of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and under the auspices of the German G20 Presidency, she prepared the special report on access to finance for forcibly displaced persons.

Within ACAMS Justine is tasked with leading critical industry and public-sector relationships, including engagement with key international bodies and think tanks. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews and an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh.

Nicholas Turner
  • Nicholas Turner, CAMS

  • Of Counsel
  • Steptoe & Johnson


Nick Turner works with multinational financial institutions and corporations in the United States, European Union, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, and other jurisdictions in Asia on all aspects of economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance and investigations. Prior to joining Steptoe, Nick served as a regional sanctions compliance officer, based in Hong Kong, for a US-based multinational financial institution, after completing the bank’s two-year compliance management associate program in New York and California. He has experience advising on a wide range of financial services, including commercial and retail banking, credit cards, trade finance, capital markets, and digital services, among others. Drawing on his in-house experience, he focuses on guiding clients on designing and implementing practical and risk-based compliance programs and advising on the application of regulations from the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other agencies to clients’ international businesses. 

Nick has supported internal investigations and representation of a major, China-based telecommunications equipment company, US-based technology and consumer goods manufacturers, Europe- and Asia-based logistics companies, and Asia-based financial institutions, among other clients, before US enforcement agencies concerning compliance with US economic sanctions and exports controls regulations. In 2020, he was named to the Global Investigations Review (GIR) list of "40 Under 40" global investigations specialists.

Nick has also designed and delivered tailored trainings for clients on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws in the financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing sectors. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops throughout Asia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Sam Cousins


Sam Cousins is a Sanctions and Risk Associate at ACAMS, where his work includes supporting public-private partnerships and strengthening ACAMS thought leadership pillar through assisting the development of new content on sanctions and risk.

Prior to ACAMS, Sam worked on the Sanctions Policy team at UK Finance, where he gained experience working with global financial institutions and governments on sanctions compliance issues. He also has previous experience with NATO’s Centre of Excellence for Defense Against Terrorism and as a Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham. In these roles, Sam’s research focused on counter-terrorism studies, as well as transnational organised crime and national security. Sam also holds a Masters of Research in Politics and a bachelor’s degree in History and Politics, both from the University of Nottingham.