At the invitation of SKULD, Hamburg, Sara Masters and Penelope Nevill were invited to address their annual Christmas conference on the topical and complex issue of the EU Sanctions regime.
Sara Masters addressed the commercial aspects of sanctions such as “when can a ship owner say no”, the level of protection provided by standard sanctions clauses and working around the US sanctions regime. Penelope Nevill gave an introduction to the origins and workings of sanctions from a public international law perspective, looking at why sanctions regulations are growing in volume across the international, EU and national legal systems, why they present such a regulatory compliance challenge, and possible responses if faced with allegations of breach. Brian Lee, a senior clerk with Chambers, also gave a brief presentation on the differences between barristers’ chambers and solicitor firms.”
The conference was held in the cargo hold of the MS Cap San Diego on the Elbe River.