Restrictive measures on Russian/Belarus due to the war in Ukraine -Trends & Typologies

Subject: ‘Restrictive measures on Russian/Belarus due to the war in Ukraine -Trends & Typologies’
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Venue: ONLINE via ZOOM
Language: English
CPE Points (Continuous Professional Education): 3 CPEs
Instructors: Niki Charilaou (BA, ACA, CAMS, CGSS)
Outline: Seminar Outline
Registration Form: Seminar Participation


  • General overview of sanctions regimes
  • EU Restrictive Measures on Russia / Belarus
  • Sanctions Circumvention Risk
  • Case Studies
  • Challenges ahead



Niki Charilaou has more than 10 years of experience focusing on financial crime, sanctions and risk management, in her role as the Manager of the Group Financial Crime & Sanctions Compliance Department of the Bank of Cyprus.  She started her career as an auditor and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), and subsequently she worked in the banking sector in various leadership roles in Finance, Investment Banking, and Compliance. Ms. Charilaou is also a holder of a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University (USA), a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS).  She is a member of the “Technical Expert Group on restrictive measures regimes and targeted financial sanctions” appointed by the European Banking Authority, and a regular contributor to the drafting of ACAM’s Certified Global Sanctions Specialist Certification. Finally, she is a member of the Compliance Committee of ICPAC.