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Maya Lester KCChina designates ex-US lawmaker & companies over Taiwan support/trade
24/05/2024 — Under its Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law, China has designated (notice) on its countermeasures list former US lawmaker, Mike Gallagher, who has been a critic of...
Michael O'KaneDutch court permits sanctions defendant to continue trading pending trial
24/05/2024 — The District Court of Rotterdam has permitted a defendant (charged with breaching Russia sanctions by exporting computers to Russia via third countries) to continue...
Michael O'KaneUK Parliament discusses efficacy & circumvention of Russia sanctions
24/05/2024 — The UK House of Lords and House of Commons recently debated the efficacy and circumvention of sanctions on Russia.  Key points: the UK Foreign...
Maya Lester KCEU legislates to use profits from Russian Central Bank assets to support Ukraine
24/05/2024 — The EU has passed Regulation (EU) 2024/1469 and Decision (CFSP) 2024/1470 ordering central securities depositories holding Russian sovereign assets and reserves of more than...
Michael O'KaneUS designates former Bangladeshi Army General for corruption
24/05/2024 — The US Department of State has designated former General Aziz Ahmed, previously Chief of the Bangladesh Army Staff, due to his alleged involvement in significant...
Maya Lester KCUN adds individuals to Al-Shabaab sanctions list
24/05/2024 — The UN has designated 3 individuals for supporting Al-Shabaab and engaging in acts that threaten the peace and security of Somalia (implemented by the...
Michael O'KaneUK updates guidance for Russian diamonds sanctions
24/05/2024 — The UK has updated its Russia diamond sanctions guidance by adding an additional example of documentation demonstrating supply chain history of diamonds processed in...
Maya Lester KCUK judgment on Russian anti-suit injunction and sanctions – Magomedov v Transneft
23/05/2024 — Background: Mr Magomedov and Port Petrovsk (a BVI company he owns) brought proceedings in England against Transneft for conspiracy to remove his interest in...
Michael O'KaneUK publishes Russia sanctions guidance re sales of oil tankers to third countries
23/05/2024 — The UK has published guidance to support businesses in their Russia sanctions compliance procedures for the sale and brokering of oil tankers to third...
Maya Lester KCUS Treasury National Illicit Finance Strategy 2024 outlines US sanctions developments & goals
22/05/2024 — The US Treasury has published its National Illicit Finance Strategy 2024, which outlines (inter alia) US sanctions developments and actions taken to implement recommendations...
Michael O'KaneOFAC publishes updated list of items authorised for export to Iran
22/05/2024 — OFAC has published an updated list of items authorised for the export or reexport to Iran under the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, which...
Maya Lester KCUS court limits recognition of Russian bankruptcy proceedings to avoid undermining Russia sanctions
22/05/2024 — In Re Sabadash, the US Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of California granted Mr Gaava’s petition for the recognition of the Russian bankruptcy...

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