• BREAKBULK & PROJECT CARGO
  • April 19-21, 2023 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana
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Olga Torres

Founder and Managing Member of Torres Trade Law and its affiliate advisory firm Torres Trade Advisory

Olga Torres is the Founder and Managing Member of Torres Trade Law and its affiliate advisory firm Torres Trade Advisory, LLC. A dynamic and experienced attorney, she regularly guides clients – businesses in the hi-tech, defense contracting, telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, and satellite industries as well as highly regulated technology start-ups, blue-chip investment funds, and private equity groups – through a broad range of complex strategic and regulatory trade controls and national security matters, including developing effective strategies and conducting negotiations with U.S. regulatory agencies and, when needed, other regulators around the world.

Ms. Torres works with clients to identify and respond to a variety of supply-chain risks and issues related to due diligence, foreign investment, sustainability and ESG, export control, and national security. She has particular strengths helping them create operational efficiencies, develop strategy, and keep their companies compliant and prosperous.

Clients with operations around the globe turn to Ms. Torres for assistance in ascertaining legal risks and improving legal compliance, and to manage complex investigative and administrative enforcement cases involving U.S. federal agencies. They also seek out her experience and guidance to obtain clearance of transactions that are subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and to identify and negotiate measures to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).

Sessions With Olga Torres

Thursday, 20 April

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 07:00 pm - 20/apr/2023 07:30 pm

    Sanctions and Sourcing in a Rapidly Changing World

    A rapidly changing geopolitical and global trade landscape and an escalating focus on national and energy security have combined to raise the stakes when it comes to managing sanctions and sourcing. Project and breakbulk shippers and their logistics service providers require a sophisticated understanding of regulatory requirements and business-related risks to flourish despite this ever-changing political and economic reality. In this fireside chat, Kathy Canaan, global director of trade compliance at Fluor, will join Olga Torres, managing member at Torres Trade Law, to discuss the key global sanction and sourcing trends now affecting procurement, cargo movement, and trade decisions in the project and breakbulk logistics supply chain.