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Blackstone Chambers launched its autumn 2020 webinar series on 30 September with a Sanctions Update, chaired by Tim Otty QC. It included a keynote address from Bill Browder, CEO & Co-Founder of Hermitage Capital Management, who has had a profound impact on the global conversation about sanctions.

Bill Browder spoke on Paving the way for the Magnitsky Act and challenges for the future. 

The webinar was attended by over 260 people and the panel further comprised Brian Kennelly QC, Naina Patel, Jason Pobjoy and Isabel Buchanan, who addressed topics that included:

•             The new UK sanctions regime

•             EU sanctions: trends and recent case law

•             Exceptions to sanctions regimes, including enforcing judgments against frozen assets