Global Economic Sanctions

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AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you to a presentation on the impact of global economic sanctions by Adam Smith, from the law firm Gibson Dunn, on July 20 from 10:00am—11:30am at AmCham Shanghai’s Conference Center. Smith will examine the growing risk and potential impact of international economics sanctions on companies operating in China, key information that companies in China need to know, and compliance challenges and best practices.

Smith has previously served as a primary architect of U.S. sanctions on Iran and Russia from the Obama Administration and helped negotiate parallel sanctions from the European Union, Canada and Australia. This event will be offered free of charge and is co-hosted by the AmCham Shanghai Government Relations and Legal Committees.


10:00     Arrival & Networking
10:30     Presentation by Adam Smith, Gibson & Dunn
11:10     Q &A 
11:30     Event Ends

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Chen (

About the Speaker

Adam M. Smith previously served in the Obama Administration as the Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council and as Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the agency that designs, implements and enforces U.S. sanctions. He has travelled to more than 50 countries to meet with corporate and government officials to talk about sanctions, compliance, and risks. Smith was a primary architect of the U.S. sanctions on Iran and Russia, negotiated the implementation of parallel sanctions by the European Union, Canada and Australia, and designed sanctions relief strategies in the context of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Smith received his law degree from Harvard, masters degree from Oxford, and B.A. from Brown; and is the author of the forthcoming leading treatise on global economic sanctions compliance. 

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