Sanctions Notes is the Herbert Smith Freehills blog where clients will find the latest developments in the sanctions space.

The continuing evolution and ever-expanding scope of many country-specific sanctions regimes – imposed by the EU, UK, US and other jurisdictions –  continues to raise a myriad of urgent issues for corporates and financial institutions.

This includes understanding the sanctions’ jurisdictional scope and impact, including matters such as the effect of asset freezing measures, part-ownership of a counterparty or business partner by sanctioned persons, licensing issues, the interpretation of sectoral sanctions and the force majeure, frustration and termination issues affecting contracts with sanctioned counterparties.

Our world-class corporate crime team spans over 26 offices across the globe, advising on both the financial and trade sanctions imposed by key agencies and on sanctions compliance programs.

We can help you with a full range of advice in respect of UN, EU, UK, Australian, Russian and US regimes involving, amongst others, the sanctions imposed in relation to Iran, Syria, Libya, Russia/Ukraine, Cuba, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Myanmar and Zimbabwe.

This blog looks to share updates and insights with clients and practitioners in an effective and user-friendly manner. You can also subscribe to this blog if you would like our updates sent to you by e-mail as soon as they are posted, or you can subscribe via a reader – see the icons in the right-hand sidebar.