U.S. Sanctions in Times of Global “Trade Wars” – Impact on Foreign Trade and Transatlantic Policy

09 Oct 2019 05:30 p.m. - 07:30 p.m.

Handelsblatt Media Group
Toulouser Allee 27
40211 Düsseldorf, Germany


5.30 p.m. Registration

6.00 p.m. Start of Expert Discussion

7.30 p.m. Get-Together

With new U.S. sanctions against Russia, the pressure on EU businesses to comply with U.S. Iran sanctions, and the listing of Huawei on its entity list, the U.S. administration of President Donald Trump has further sharpened its sanctions programs. Companies in Germany are often caught between a rock and a hard place, in times where additional uncertainties result from global “Trade Wars” conducted in parallel.

Handelsblatt and Morrison & Foerster would like to cordially invite you to a panel discussion with company representatives, politicians, and practitioners, to discuss what is to be expected next, and how the impact on existing business relationships can be mitigated.

The discussion will include the following topics:

  • Russia: U.S. sanctions targeting EU projects like Nordstream 2 – Is this already the worst case or are there even more sanctions to come that will cut EU business ties with Russia?
  • Iran: OFAC sanctions versus the EU Blocking Regulation and INSTEX – Will there be further escalation or is it time for a new Iran Deal?
  • Huawei/China: The security implications of telecom networks and 5G rollout – What are the risks involved for EU telecom operators and suppliers?

Our Panel Speakers:

  • Peter Beyer LL.M., Member of the German Bundestag and Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the German Federal Government
  • Andreas Schierenbeck, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Uniper SE
  • John E. Smith, Partner and Global Co-Head of the National Security Practice at Morrison & Foerster, and former Director at the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions agency – OFAC

The discussion will be moderated by:

Hans-Jürgen Jakobs, Senior Editor at Handelsblatt



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