Full Circle Compliance and the Netherlands Defense Academy Present: “Winter School at the Castle”, 5-9 Feb 2018


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Winter School at the Castle

 5 – 9 February 2018 at the NLDA (“the Castle”) in Breda, the Netherlands

This 5-day seminar presented by the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and Full Circle Compliance (FCC) provides government officials and industry members an in-depth education on compliance and integrity in international military trade.

At the end of the program the students will have insight in the background and relevance of trade compliance in the context of international trade in military / dual-use goods and services; an understanding of the basic definitions and concepts of U.S. and EU export control laws and regulations; and a basic understanding of how to develop, implement and maintain an internal compliance program in an organization.

The seminar instructors are widely experienced in the field of trade compliance and international military trade.

Course Structure*

Day 1: International Trade in Defense Markets and Relevance of Trade Compliance

Prof. dr. Robert J.M. Beeres and Michael E. Farrell

Day 2: U.S. Export Control Regulations (ITAR) from an EU perspective

James E. Bartlett III, LL.M and Michael E. Farrell

Day 3: U.S. Export Control Regulations (EAR) and EU Export Control Regulations

Michael E. Farrell and Drs. Alexander P. Bosch

Day 4:  Compliance & Integrity / Ethics

Guest Speaker to be confirmed

Setting up an Internal Compliance Program

Col dr. Robert M.M. Bertrand RA RC RO and Drs. Ghislaine C.Y. Gillessen RA

 Day 5: Setting up an Internal Compliance Program (continued)

Col dr. Robert M.M. Bertrand RA RC RO and Drs. Ghislaine C.Y. Gillessen RA

             Panel discussion

* Time schedules to be confirmed.

Benefits for Participants


  • Better understanding of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Learning how to handle U.S. export controls from a European perspective.
  • Learning how to weave legal requirements into your organization.
  • Getting updates, the latest news and developments in international trade compliance.
  • Expanding your professional network.


  • NL MoD officials – Free admission.
  • Government officials of NATO-Plus allies – € 1,350.00 .
  • Industry members – € 2,450.00, with a discount of 10% for industry members currently working with NL MoD.

Registration & More Information?

To register for this event please complete the registration form found here, and return a signed copy to events@fullcirclecompliance.eu. Contact us at events@fullcirclecompliance.eu if you have any questions or require more information.

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