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EU Sanctions Seminar

On April 29, 2022, the CBCS hosted a EU Sanction Seminar. The seminar was aimed at all service providers under the supervision of the CBCS, the Curaçao Gaming Control Board and the Financial Intelligence Unit Curaçao. Target audience: management and compliance officers.


Opening Address by CBCS-president Mr. Richard Doornbosch

The function of sanctions within foreign policy, the Kingdom Sanctions Act and the local legal framework Presented by Mrs Saran Inderson of the Foreign Affairs Directorate  and Mrs. Natalie Samson-Coffie of the Department of Law and Legal Affairs 

The process of assets freezing in practicePresented by Mrs Nihaira Troncon of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten 

The reporting obligations when dealing with hits on sanctionsPresented by Mrs. A Kemna of the Financial Intelligence Unit Curaçao

OFAC SanctionsPresented by Mr. A. Smith of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher                            

Shared experiences and best practices on compliance with international sanctionsPresented by Mrs. R. Ganpat and Mr. U. de la Paz of the Associaton of Complaince Officers Curaçao

Closing remarks by Mr Arnoud Vossen & Mr. Bryan Irausquin

Our speakers

Natalie Samson-Coffie: Natalie started her career as an investigator at Voogdijraad Curaçao. Her work at Voogdijraad awakened her interest in law and she managed to combine her full-time job as investigator with studying law at the University of Curaçao. In 2005 she obtained her master’s degree of law, and she received the Promes van Doorne prize for best thesis of the year, and started her career as Master of Law at the Legislation and Legal Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles (Directie Wetgeving en Juridische Zaken, “WJZ”). Natalie immersed herself in tax law and the supervisory legislations of the CBCS to name a few. Natalie is the Head of Legislation and is responsible for all legislations regarding 3 of the 9 Ministries of the Government of Curaçao.

Saran Inderson: Saran started her career as a Senior Policy Officer Foreign Relations within Curacao’s Government in 2019. Since September 2020 she has been posted at the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao in The Hague. Saran has worked as a lawyer and was CEO of her own law firm for 11 years. She started her professional career as a tax adviser and has served as Dean of the Curaçao Bar Association and acting chair of the supervisory board of Curaçao’s utilities company, Aqualectra. Saran has law degrees from the University of the Netherlands Antilles and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Nahaira Troncon: Nahaira joined the CBCS in 2018 in the department of International Affairs and acted also as the in-house lawyer for the International Affairs (IZ), Policy Development Supervision Financial Institutions (BOTFI) and Integrity Financial Sector (IFS). Currently, she works as policy officer for the sector Supervision Regulation. Nahaira has more than 13 years of work experience in the private sector, including well-known trust company service providers. Since 2018, she acts as supporting staff for the secretariat of the AML/CFT/CFP Committee (formerly CIWG) in Curaçao. Nahaira has recently completed the FATF Joint Assessors Training Program and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Nahaira has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Curaçao and has recently obtained her legislative lawyer degree from the Caribbean Certified Legislative Lawyer Institution.

Anne-Marie Kemna: Anne-Marie is the Director of FIU Curaçao. She holds a master's degree in Law and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also professionally trained as an attorney and was as such admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands. Anne-Marie is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and has previously worked in the field of information technology, e-commerce, digital evidence, privacy, intellectual property, cyber security and fraud. In May 2015 she assumed the responsibility of director of FIU Curaçao. She is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and has published several articles and books. Anne-Marie was elected Vice-Chair of the Egmont Group of FIU’s in 2021. She also serves as Egmont Regional Representative of the Americas, the largest regional group in Egmont, comprised of the FIUs of the USA, Canada and the countries in South America and the Caribbean.

Adam M. Smith: Adam is a Chambers & Partners-ranked partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, LLP in Washington, D.C. Adam is one of the world’s leading sanctions and trade lawyers. Fortune 100 managers and boards regularly engage him to navigate the increasingly complex world of international trade. Adam advises companies on mission critical matters including providing compliance guidance, representing them before U.S. and foreign governments, and defending them against enforcement actions brought by regulators around the world. Adam’s expertise is sought out by governments, academia, and other law firms, and his analysis and his analysis can be frequently seen in print and broadcast media such as The Economist, Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, the N.Y. Times, and the Washington Post, and on BBC, CNN, CNBC, and NPR. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Adam served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – the U.S. Government’s economic sanctions agency – and as the Director of Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council. Adam is a frequent presenter at industry, governmental, and academic conferences globally. Earlier in his career, Adam was a political economist at the United Nations and also held posts at the World Bank and the OECD. Adam earned his law degree from Harvard, his master’s degree from Oxford, and his bachelor’s degree from Brown.

Roshni Ganpat: Roshni is a Compliance & Risk Professional with a focus in Compliance and is experienced in the Asset Management industry and Trust industry. She has a Master in Financial Economics and a Master in Financial Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, is a Certified Compliance Professional in the Netherlands, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and was part of the Young Compliance Professionals Board in the Netherlands. Currently she works as a Group Compliance Director at Corpag and is President at the ACCUR since 2019. Next to that, Roshni is serving on the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Committee as a Member representing Curaçao.

Ulrich de la Paz: Ulrich is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist since 2009 and has been working in the banking sector for already 18 years, of which 15 years in the Compliance area. He is currently, the Manager Sanctions, AML /ATF Models and Analytics of Maduro & Curiel's Bank N.V. He is responsible for the MCB Group Sanctions Compliance Program and for enhancing the performance of the transaction monitoring systems, transaction and name screening programs. He is the former Chairman of the Association of Compliance Officers of Curacao (ACCUR). He is a former member of the Board of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association. As part of the Board he was also a committee member for organizing of CRCA compliance conferences for the Caribbean region. Ulrich was a speaker on several ACAMS Caribbean programs, seminars and conferences, CRCA Caribbean conferences and other local and international seminars.

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