March 25, 2021

Webinar | Navigating the swedish sanctions environment

The increasingly complex and ever-changing sanctions environment poses a challenging task to organisations playing their part in fighting financial crime. It’s vital that firms take the necessary steps to understand their exposure in order to navigate sanctions responsibly, avoiding the long-term repercussions of non-compliance.


March 25, 2021


14.00 - 15.00




Anders Leissner

In this webinar, we take focus on navigating the Swedish sanctions environment;

  • What are the key macro-level developments in sanctions?
  • What is the level of preparedness when it comes to sanctions compliance amongst Swedish companies?
  • Do Swedish companies stand any particular sanction risk?
  • What is the Swedish government’s approach towards sanctions?
  • How do you ensure a resilient sanctions program? 
  • Best practices to avoid non-compliance


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Renata Galvão

Content Specialist Manager, Refinitiv, an LSEG business

Renata Galvao is the Manager of Content Specialists at Refinitiv World-Check. Originally from Brazil, she has a background in journalism and previously worked as an international correspondent in Africa. In 2015 she joined World-Check, where she also worked as the Research Manager for the Africa Region. Renata is a certified Anti-money laundering specialist (ACAMS) and is currently studying a Postgrad in Law specializing in Criminology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).


Anders Leissner

Expert Sanctions, Shipping & Insurance, Advokatfirman Vinge

Anders Leissner is a sanctions expert at Vinge lawfirm. He has previously worked at a leading maritime insurance company for more than 20 years, which has given him broad and practical experience from corporate risk management.

Anders has extensive experience in relation to sanction issues, in particular as regards how the sanction legislation in the United States affects companies within the EU, which has included both risk assessments, contract issues and management of incidents in co‑operation with Swedish and foreign public authorities. He has also participated in several international industrial organisations that have prepared sanction clauses and other contractual terms and conditions for the shipping and insurance sector. In addition, Anders has several years’ experience in respect of general legal advice for Swedish and foreign shipping companies.


Ernst Pienaar

Global Head of Specialist Research (World-Check), Refinitiv, and LSEG business

In his current role, Ernst is responsible for all risk data inclusion policies, legal matters and knowledge management within World-Check. Ernst also acts as the lead Content Professional for the World-Check product for client and regulator engagements as it relates to international sanctions, law and regulatory enforcement matters, politically exposed persons compliance and financial and related crime screening. He is the former Global Head of Research for Financial Crime and Reputational Risk activities at Thomson Reuters World-Check. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management of the then 5 global World-Check Research centres (Santiago, Washington DC, Cape Town, Singapore and Penang) tasked with the creation and update of the World-Check and related risk databases for over 245 countries and territories in over 65 local languages. 

He assumed responsibility for managing the World-Check global research team in 2009. Ernst joined World-Check in 2009 from the Sanlam Life Group where, over a ten year period, he was the Head of Forensic Investigations and Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Previously he was a Senior State Advocate with South Africa's Office for Serious Economic Offenses, and began his career as a State Prosecutor in Johannesburg. He holds a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law, and LL.B and B.lur law degrees.


Che Sidanius

Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs, Refinitiv, an LSEG business

As the Global Head of Regulations & Industry Affairs, Che’s role is to manage how regulatory changes around financial crime affect our Risk & Supply Chain business globally.

His responsibilities include proposing courses of action to address regulatory changes and drive execution throughout the organization. His previous experiences include working at Big 4 consultancies within Capital Markets Advisory, as a Senior Advisor at the Bank of England, and as a Senior Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the 2007-09 financial crisis.


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