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Welcome 08:55 – 09:00 GST

Data is the New Oil: Challenges and Solutions to Access Data in the MENA Region

Frederic Paquay GCC Regional Manager Cedar Rose International Services

  • Identify the difficulties to access compliance information and data in the MENA region
  • List the causes and consequences of dealing with bad data in compliance processes
  • Understand how technology supports risk management and compliance teams to access quality data
09:00 – 10:00 GST
Break 10:00 – 10:20 GST

Emerging Sanctions and AML Risk for the Middle East and Africa

Borys Dackiw, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
Simar Safar-Aly, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • Sanctions considerations both in terms of local sanctions under the laws of various of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as well as exploring some OFAC and BIS enforcement actions against pharmaceutical / medical devices companies in relation to sanctions and export-control violations;
  • Recent developments under the UAE-Israel Abraham Accords and the Al-Ula Declaration signed by the GCC plus Egypt in relation to Qatar;
  • Recent anti-money laundering (AML) issues under both UAE and Saudi recent legislation, considering various risk factors raised in their respective Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation Reports (MERs).
10:20 – 11:20 GST
Break 11:20 – 11:40 GST

FCPA Due Diligence in Cross-Border Transactions

Rasha Lutfi Senior Compliance Counsel Mubadala

  • Identify areas of concern under the FCPA relevant to successor liability
  • Importance of performing a risk-based analysis of target company (pre-acquisition)
  • Importance of performing a risk-based analysis of target company (post-acquisition)
11:40 – 12:40 GST
Break 12:40 – 13:00 GST

Overcoming Regulatory Compliance Risk in Developing Economies of Africa

Ibrahim Yeku Legal Counsel Amaiden Energy Nig LTD on Secondment to Total E&P Nigeria Limited
Louis Perold, CCEP, CCEP-I Principal Citadel Compliance SCCE Board Member

  • Understanding the regulatory compliance landscape in emerging economies of Africa
  • Building an effective regulatory compliance ecosystem for your organization in Africa
  • How to maintain regulators’ clean bill of health whilst operating in emerging economies of Africa
13:00 – 14:00 GST
Conference Adjourns 14:00 GST