US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe Conference 2018, 6-7 June 2018, Munich, Germany

Our annual summer gathering in Munich looking at ITAR and EAR compliance in Europe.

Well, 2017 has shown us that U.S national security policies coupled with global risk are constantly changing U.S sanctions and export controls. Review and revision by the Trump administration and increased attention from Congress means the pace of change will likely accelerate in 2018. All this before we even start to think of the GDPR.

For eight years leading experts in Europe and the U.S.A have been meeting in Munich in June to discuss key developments in U.S export controls and how these create challenges both strategically and operationally. This year we welcome Mr Kevin Wolf who will be joining us on both days along with other legal titans in the field such as Gary Stanley together with our industry experts.

The conference promises once more to be lively, with differing opinions stimulating an open debate, no ‘death by power point’ here, come prepared to learn and contest and leave with new perspectives.

Speakers Include:

Mr. Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Mr. Michael Moch, Senior Specialist U.S. Export Control, MTU Aero Engines AG

Mr. Peter Klein, Independent Advisor in Export Controls

Mr. Nigel Griffin, Export Compliance Leader, GE Global Operations

Mr. Mark Jones, Assets Subject to Special Control (ASSC) Lead, WATERGUARD Programme, UK MOD

Mr. Stephen Howson, Director, OCR Inc.

Mr. Jochen Hartmannshenn, Team Manager Customs, Export Control, Foreign Trade, EOS-Electro Optical Systems

Ms. Carmen Fellows, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Leonardo DRS Company 

Mr. Sol Brody, Vice President, Global Trade, Raytheon

Mr. Kevin Wolf, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 

And other respected leaders in the field of US trade controls compliance.

MARK JONES, WATERGUARD – Assets Subject to Special controls (ASSC) Compliance LeadUK MOD

Through a 22 year career in the MOD, Mark held various Engineering, Management and Project / Programme Management positions both in the UK and overseas. Mark Left the MOD in March 2012 to work for a major Defence Industry Partner. Mark joined the WATERGUARD team in November 2013, leading on the development of UK MOD Policy, Process and Procedure, to enable compliance across various Export Control and Asset Management Regulatory regimes, especially ITAR, but latterly including the development of coherent EAR, DTCT and FMS Compliant business processes.

Michael Moch, Senior Specialist U.S. Export Control, MTU Aero Engines AG

Michael Moch, engineer of aeronautics, is working for MTU Aero Engines at Munich since 1999 and  joined the contract management team for defence products in 2005. He specialized since then in the U.S. Export Control Regulations ITAR and EAR. His knowledge and experience in U.S. export control is based on regular training in the USA, practical day to day business and interaction with other export professionals in Europe and USA.

In 2016 Michael Moch joined the central export compliance department as senior specialist for the MTU group and project manager for technology control. As permanent member of international export control working groups, he is co-operating with the main European aircraft engine manufacturers as well as with the big U.S. OEMs.

Nigel Griffin, Export Compliance Leader, GE

22 years in the UK Royal Air Force as an electronics engineer. Joining DRS Technologies in 2001 managing post design engineering, contracts and export compliance for high speed camera systems, military aviation, naval and ground based electronics and computer systems. Joined GE Aviation in 2012 as Engineering Export Compliance Leader in the UK.

Current role is as part of the GE Corporate International Trade Compliance Centre of Excellence with the joint responsibility for Export Compliance across the GE Industrial Businesses Globally.

Kevin Wolf, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Kevin J. Wolf is a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s international trade practice and based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Wolf served for seven years (2010-2017) as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce. In this role, his primary responsibility was leading the administration of the export control and licensing functions of BIS. He was also a Commerce Department representative to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Working closely with his colleagues at the departments of Defense and State, and the National Security Council, Mr. Wolf was the primary strategist, negotiator and implementer of President Obama’s Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative. The reform initiative was a massive, seven-year interagency effort to rewrite substantially the defense trade and most dual-use export controls to accomplish various national security and foreign policy objectives. Mr. Wolf’s active participation in the CFIUS decision-making process included reviewing over 1,000 CFIUS filings and being a key participant in the committee’s resolution of national security risks associated with the more complex cases. Mr. Wolf’s experience and perspective enables him to provide innovative policy and regulatory solutions on export control, sanctions and foreign direct investment issues. He works with a range of companies and sectors, including aerospace and defense, high technology, energy and manufacturing. During his time as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Wolf was a prolific public speaker, giving more than 400 public speeches or presentations in the United States and abroad, and conducting more than 200 public conference calls to answer questions about export controls. He has continued as an active public speaker since leaving government, which has included testimony before three different congressional committees regarding efforts to update the export control and CFIUS laws. Mr. Wolf was named Export Control Practitioner of the Year in the 2017 WorldECR Awards. He has a three-minute, a 30-minute, a three-hour and a three-day version of every export control topic.

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues.

For example, Mr. Stanley has:

  • Counseled numerous U.S. defense firms on securing U.S. Department of State/Directorate of Defense Trade Controls approvals of licenses, as well as manufacturing license and technical assistance agreements, under Parts 123 and 124 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and in using ITAR exemptions, including the Canadian exemption in ITAR §126.5.
  • Advised several companies on voluntary disclosures under ITAR § 127.12.
  • Assisted numerous defense firms with registration and licensing of its brokers under Part 129 of the ITAR.
  • Provided export control training to a variety of U.S., U.K., and Canadian defense firms, as well as Russian Government export control officials and various agencies of the Government of Canada, including the Canadian Department of National Defence, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Space Agency.

From February 2004 to February 2005, Mr. Stanley served as the Special Compliance Official overseeing a major defense company’s export control compliance program pursuant to a Consent Agreement the company entered with the U.S. Department of State. State enforcement officials had brought charges against the company under a theory of successor liability for violations another company, most of whose assets this company had acquired, allegedly committed.

Besides representing private companies, Mr. Stanley has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Government and industry groups. For example, he served as the principal outside subject matter expert on export controls to prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Phase II of the Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program. This program was a consortium of ten U.S., Canadian and European defense companies, including Lockheed Martin, EADS, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing, seeking to establish “best practice” guidelines for the electronic exchange of unclassified proprietary and export-controlled information.

Mr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. He was elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Stanley currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer and a Trustee of The Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute.

For more information about Mr. Stanley and his law firm, Global Legal Services, call him at
(202) 686-4854 or e-mail him at

Peter Klein, Independent Advisor in Export Controls

Peter Klein is Electronics Engineer by education and graduated from the Technische Universtät Darmstadt in 1980. He spent all his professional career in the aeronautical industry in various roles like equipment and systems engineering, engineering management, fighter and tanker aircraft sales campaigning and programme management. He served for major multi-national aircraft programmes like the Panavia Tornado, Eurofighter Typhoon, A400M transport aircraft, A330 multi-role tanker aircraft for various customers including the United States Air Force. From 2009 to 2016 he assumed the world-wide responsibility for Trade and Export Compliance at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, also serving as acting Chief Compliance Officer for the same organisation over nearly a year’s period. Today Peter works as an independent advisor and consultant for Export Control and matters of General Compliance.

He lives in the southwest of France in the Toulouse area, enjoying French lifestyle and spare time distractions like sailing, cycling, motorbiking, skiing and as well fine arts, classical/baroque music and contemporary literature.

Stephen Howson, Director, OCR Inc.

Stephen Howson is OCR’s Senior Business Analyst in Europe having spent over ten years in the compliance and global trade management software industry. Supporting both sales activities and implementations his experience provides valued support for both clients and colleagues alike. Prior to this he spent over twenty years in international trade working with multinational companies in manufacturing, distribution, logistics and forwarding. His experience provides unique insight into the ever changing regulatory world of international trade.

♦ Mr. Jochen Hartmannshenn, Team Manager Customs, Export Control, Foreign Trade, EOS-Electro Optical Systems

♦ Ms. Nat Bassi, Senior Project Manager ASSC Compliance, UK MOD

Carmen Fellows, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Leonardo DRS Company 

Ms. Fellows has been involved in international trade compliance for over 19 years working for both medium and large defense contractors. She currently serves as the corporate Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance for Leonardo DRS, Inc., part of the Leonardo SpA family. She supports the Leonardo US affilates in compliance matters related to U.S. trade regulations and provides regulatory guidance & training to Leonardo SpA, parent company, and international affiliates.

Previously, she worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation, International Launch Services, and Orbital Sciences Corporation where she worked in licensing and trade compliance in the areas of missile technology, aerospace, homeland security and satellite technology.  Ms. Fellows participates in various industry training events and  previously served as a board member for the Society For International Affairs (SIA). She is a graduate from the Executive Masters in International Trade Compliance from the University of Liverpool, UK.

 Sol Brody, Vice President, Global Trade, Raytheon

Sol Brody is vice president of Global Trade for Raytheon Company in Rosslyn, Virginia. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

In this role, Brody oversees export and import activities throughout Raytheon. He is responsible for establishing and implementing companywide controls, automation, training and the sustainable deployment to meet operational objectives, related licensing and compliance requirements, and regulatory changes. Brody serves as the primary interface to government agencies for global trade control matters. He works with business units and functional leadership to embed export and import requirements and to drive continuous improvements across the company.

Brody has served in a number of prior Export/Import (EX/IM) roles at Raytheon. As the senior director of consent agreement compliance, he was responsible for the oversight and management of the consent agreement efforts. Brody also served for four years as the director of EX/IM Operations at Raytheon Missile Systems, where he was responsible for EX/IM licensing and compliance, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) oversight.

As a seasoned global trade leader, Brody brings a solid track record of experience identifying and implementing compliance solutions to meet business requirements for development, production and sustainment efforts. He also provides guidance pertaining to export laws and regulations and helps establish and implement requirements for EX/IM authorization preparation, submittal, tracking and management.

Prior industry experience includes establishment of a sustainable compliance program at a major defense company and trans-Atlantic EX/IM management positions on the F-35 program. Brody also has experience in review of export license submittals and associated recommendation of limitations and conditions as a contractor for the U.S. Air Force.

Brody holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

♦ Update on U.S. Trade Compliance:  What’s Happening with the ITAR, EAR, and Beyond!

♦ Latest sanctions changes and developments

♦ How to comply with ITAR and EAR cyber security requirements

♦ The GDPR and Dual/Third Country National employees of non-US parties: impact on ITAR and EAR compliance

♦ ITAR part 130 – the anti-corruption related paragraph: complying and implementing

♦ Additive manufacturing techniques and US trade controls

♦ Interactive Panel Discussion – Benchmarking Best Practice

♦ Managing US Approvals: Agreements/Licenses/Exemptions

♦ The UK MOD – How we approach Export Controls and the ASSC Service

Successfully managing re-export licensing of U.S. items

♦ Automating Compliance

♦ Compliance to ITAR and EAR in IT outside of the US – challenges and solutions

♦ US Brokering

Please contact your Nielsonsmith representative to discuss the programme in more depth.

OCR Global Trade Management

OCR is the leading provider of globe trade management software and solutions for a diverse range of industry verticals. With a global presence that spans across the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, OCR specialises in trade compliance solutions that have successfully streamlined the compliance processes for top Fortune 500 companies with its robust software solutions. OCR’s Global Trade Management Software is implemented by industry leaders to facilitate their import/export processes ensuring the supply chain processes adhere to customs compliance as well as other regulations imposed by government organisations and agencies. We service clients from a diverse range of industries, including market-leading organisations that operate in aerospace & defence, electronics, computer hardware & services, banking, insurance & finance, pharmaceuticals, chemical & petroleum, federal & state governments, legal community and freight forwarding & distribution.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm’s international trade practice facilitates our clients’ ability to engage in the cost-efficient and timely exchange of goods and services across borders, in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We have a robust practice in the area of global trade controls, including export controls, economic sanctions, customs and import controls, anticorruption, anti-money laundering and corporate social responsibility. Follow us on Twitter (@AGTradeLaw).

Full 2-Day Conference Ticket Price for 1 person

including the Company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year – 1250 Euro

Please note, we will not charge VAT on this price. The price includes all sessions, lunch, refreshments and available documentation. Please contact us for Group Booking Discounts.

Conference Venue


Bayerstraße 41, 80335 München, Germany

Room rates 

Single room in the Superior category € 229 per night

Surcharge (on Superior) for Deluxe category € 25 per night

Surcharge (on Superior) for Executive category € 50 per night

Surcharge for the double room € 20 per night

The above mentioned rates are valid per room and night including the breakfast buffet in our restaurant as well as complimentary wireless lan.


Reservation procedure: A block of rooms will be held for the guests until 8 weeks prior to arrival and can be booked by contacting our reservations department quoting the booking reference NielsonSmith. The reservations department can be contacted by telephone at +49 (0) 89 2422 2995, by fax at +49 (0) 89 2422 2025 or by email at

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