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Vessel Ownership Risks

Join us for this one hour event focused on the findings of the forthcoming Vessel Ownership whitepaper from the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice and Global Financial Integrity.

Choose between in-person or Zoom participation.

Event Details

Date: April 13, 2023
Time: 10:00AM EDT
In-Person: Miller Chevalier
900 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20006
Virtual: Via Zoom link sent after registration
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Did you know that of the 68,218 active cargo-carrying vessels on the ocean today, over 12% (8,337) do not list their beneficial owner?

Of those 8,337 vessels, 69.2% have engaged in risky behavior.

A forthcoming white paper on vessel risk coauthored by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (IIBLP)Global Financial Integrity, and S&P Global analyzes the relationship between the availability of a vessel’s beneficial owner information and the risk of criminal or sanction-violating behavior. The paper also addresses the relative risks associated with where a vessel is flagged.

On Thursday, April 13 at 10 am, Miller & Chevalier will host a free one-hour event covering the findings and their implications for sanctions compliance and international trade. For those who cannot join in person, Zoom participation is available. The event will be recorded.


  • Channing Mavrellis, Illicit Trade Director, Global Financial Integrity (moderator)
  • Michael Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Banking Law & Practice
  • Tom Cardamone, President and CEO, Global Financial Integrity
  • Russell Patterson, Subject Matter Expert-Maritime, Trade & Supply Chain Industry Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Dr. Marla “Max” Valentine, Campaign Director for Illegal Fishing and Transparency, Oceana