10 March 2022 / 7:30 - 9:30

Master Class - Recent developments in EU, US and Chinese economic sanctions and export controls

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Marnix Somsen & Marlies Heemskerk - de Waard will be speaking at this event. More information will follow.

Date, time and location

This Webinar Master Class will be held on Thursday, 10 March from 08:30 to 10:30 at our Amsterdam office and Friday, 11 March from 08:30 to 10:00 via Microsoft Teams.

Please note that our Master Classes are based on invitation only.


Marnix Somsen specialises in regulatory and criminal enforcement. He represents corporations and financial institutions subject to investigation and enforcement proceedings. His experience spans both the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Recent work includes representing publicly listed companies in enforcement actions brought by the SEC, the FED, OFAC, BIS, the DoJ, the CFTC, the FCA, the SFO, BaFin, the AMF, the HKMA, the MAS, the JFSA, DNB, the OM and the AFM on a variety of regulatory and criminal charges. Marnix typically handles cross-border enforcement matters and internal investigations for EU companies involving one or more US or other foreign regulators, drawing upon the resources of our international Best Friends network. Over the past few years, issues have included: Libor and other financial benchmarks FCPA and UKBA other anti-bribery statutes international sanction programs (UN, US, EU, Worldbank) export controls anti-money laundering insider trading market & price manipulation banking & securities fraud regulatory compliance failures Marnix’s work includes international coordination among local law firms, reputational damage mitigation, remedial & disciplinary measures, press relations, market disclosures and managing voluntary self-disclosures. Currently the co-chair of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee for the Netherlands, Marnix has recently co-edited Onderneming en Sanctierecht, a Nijmegen University textbook on regulatory and criminal enforcement. Formerly an editor in chief of Tijdschrift voor Sanctierecht & Compliance, the Dutch enforcement & compliance law review, Marnix now serves on its Board of Advisors.
Marlies Heemskerk-de Waard specialises in regulatory and enforcement matters with a focus on corporate criminal law. She regularly conducts internal investigations and represents corporations and financial institutions in administrative and criminal enforcement proceedings. She also advises on pre-enforcement compliance issues. Marlies specifically focuses on matters involving US regulatory authorities. Marlies is an expert on economic sanctions and export controls. She often advises companies on economic sanctions and export controls compliance in general and the legality of contemplated transactions. She has conducted numerous internal investigations on the topic and represented companies before both Dutch and foreign enforcement authorities, among them the US Department of Justice (DoJ), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). In addition, she has assisted companies navigate public scrutiny, including parliamentary questions, relating to their international trade relations. Another focal point of her work is corporate criminal law, including safety and environmental law, fraud, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery regulation. Marlies has ample experience representing companies suspected of wrongdoing in such matters, both in the investigatory phase as well as in court, including in appeal. She also assists companies that have fallen victim to crime themselves, advising them on their position in court and possibilities to recover their damages. Marlies also regularly advises on criminal law and compliance issues coming up in corporate transactions.

09 March 2022

7:30 - 9:30

10 March 2022

7:30 - 9:00

Please note that our Master Classes are invitation only.