Russia

EU prolongs duration of Russian sectoral sanctions until July 2017

On 19 December 2016, the European Council announced that the EU's sectoral sanctions, targeting the Russian financial, energy and defence sectors, and dual-use goods (which were previously due to expire on 31 January 2017) will be extended for a further … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering, Uncategorized

EU adds six members of the Russian Federation State Duma to Russian sanctions list

On 9 November 2016, the European Council announced that six members of the State Duma of Crimea have been added to the list of persons subject to restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Europe, Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering, Ukraine

EU extends the duration of asset freeze in relation to Ukraine’s territorial integrity

On 15 September 2016, the European Council announced that the EU's Russia-related asset freezing measures imposed in relation to Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence (which were previously due to expire on 15 September 2016) will be extended for a … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under EU, Europe, Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering, Ukraine

EU prolongs Russian sectoral sanctions until July 2016

On 21 December, the Council of the EU announced that the EU's economic sanctions against Russia would be extended until 31 July 2016.   These measures were originally introduced for a one year period in July 2014 and were extended until … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under EU, Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering

EU sanctions update: Russia

Our latest briefing summarises recent developments in the EU’s sanctions imposed against Russia.  In particular, we provide an overview of (a) new measures relating to Crimea and Sevastopol and (b) new European Commission guidance on certain of the financial sector … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Corporate Crime, European Guidance, European Regulation, Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering

EU sanctions update: amendment to sanctions against Russia

Published in the Official Journal today are the anticipated amendments to Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, as amended, together with a corrigendum to the Notice for persons designated as subject to asset freezes under Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Europe, Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering, UK, Uncategorized

OECD Foreign Bribery Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Foreign Bribery Report (Report) this week.  The Report is the OECD’s first ever analysis of foreign bribery on a global scale.  It analyses 427 legal cases involving companies (164 cases) and … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia, Bribery and Corruption, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Cayman, China, Dubai, Estonia, EU, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, International, Italy, Japan, JURISDICTIONS, Korea, Latin America, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, UAE, UK, Ukraine, US

EU sanctions update: EU extends sanctions against Syria, amends sanctions against Libya and Somalia; further developments relating to Ukraine/Russia

Our latest ebulletin summarises recent developments in various international sanctions regimes.  At EU level these are relatively limited: The EU has announced additional sanctions in respect of the situation in Syria, extending the designated persons list and announcing an imminent … Continue reading

Comments Off on EU sanctions update: EU extends sanctions against Syria, amends sanctions against Libya and Somalia; further developments relating to Ukraine/Russia

Filed under British Virgin Islands, Cayman, EU, Europe, Russia, Sanctions and Money Laundering, Ukraine

Corporate Crime Update – October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of our corporate crime update – our round-up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Americas, Asia, Asset management, Australia, Bribery and Corruption, Cambodia, China, Corporate Crime, Dubai, EU, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, US, Vietnam

WEBINAR: SANCTIONS UPDATE – UKRAINE AND RUSSIA

Monday 22 September 2014 2.00pm – 3.00pm BST 3.00pm – 4.00pm CEST 9.00am – 10.00am EDT The international sanctions landscape has continued to develop in response to the situation in Ukraine.  On 12 September, the EU and US both published … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Americas, EU, Europe, Russia, Ukraine