Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 6:30 PM - Monday, February 17, 2020 9:00 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, Room 403 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Access)

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Alexander Dmitrenko as a special guest speaker for a 2-Credit CLE seminar on the topic Trade Wars & Sanctions: Practical Implications and Lawyers' Responsibilities.

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020

18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:00 seminar ends
Temple University, Japan Campus, Room 403
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Access)
¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)
E-mail by the day before the seminar


  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.


Sanctions regimes continue to evolve in response to geopolitical developments around the world and domestically in the US. These regulatory changes, increasingly conflicting with each other – in cases of US/Iran/EU and US/China, have a direct impact on businesses, supply chains and goods. Legal professionals have the responsibility to understand and identify these risks and to anticipate and address misconduct where appropriate.

The seminar will therefore overview recent developments in sanctions, with a particular focus on compliance and ethics obligations of legal professionals, relying on the recent OFAC Compliance Guidance and regulatory communications.

Key topics:

  • Recent developments and trends in Trade Wars & US sanctions, with a specific focus on export controls (Huawei), Iran, Russia and Venezuela
  • Legal obligations with respect to evolving sanctions regulatory and compliance requirements

About the Speaker

Alexander Dmitrenko

Alexander Dmitrenko is the Head of Asia Sanctions at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Tokyo. His practice focuses on anti-corruption, sanctions, trade wars, anti-money laundering, cyber-security, data privacy and other compliance areas. Prior to Freshfields, Alexander worked for another AMLAW 30 firm in NYC and as Senior Legal Counsel at Sojitz Corporation in Tokyo. Alexander is legally qualified in New York State, England & Wales, Russia, and is registered as a Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi. Alexander is the Chair of the Japan Sub-Committee of Temple University Compliance Advisory Board, co-Chair of Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network and a Friendship Ambassador of Hachijojima Island. He frequently presents and publishes on international compliance issues at other Japanese academic institutions, including most recently Ritsumeikan, Keio and Waseda Universities.

About CLE Credit

Temple Law School is an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.

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