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Michael O'KaneEU designates entities connected with 7 October Hamas terrorist attacks
12/04/2024 — The EU has designated 3 entities under its Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime for their alleged responsibilities in the terrorist attacks that occurred across Israel on...
Maya Lester KCEU Council gives final approval to directive criminalising sanctions violations
12/04/2024 — The EU Council has approved a directive criminalising sanctions violations.  The directive will enter into force on the 20th day following publication in the...
Michael O'KaneChina designates 2 US defence firms selling arms to Taiwan
12/04/2024 — China has designated on its “List of Targets of Countermeasures” General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems, US defence firms that have...
Maya Lester KCUK updates guidance on reporting export control breaches
11/04/2024 — The UK has updated its Export controls: military goods, software and technology guidance on breaches of export control and trade sanctions legislation.  The guidance...
Michael O'KaneSwitzerland aligns with EU sanctions on Hamas, Guatemala, Sudan
11/04/2024 — Switzerland has aligned with the EU’s sanctions on Hamas, Guatemala, and Sudan: Hamas sanctions: designation of 6 individuals for providing financial support to Hamas....
Maya Lester KCIsrael Supreme Court overturns injunction stopping bank refusing to process Abramovich donation because of EU & UK sanctions
11/04/2024 — Bank Mizrahi Tefahot refused to process a transaction by which Roman Abramovich donated NIS 8 million to ZAKA, an Israeli humanitarian organization because of the...
Michael O'KaneNon-EU countries align with EU Russia sanctions
11/04/2024 — The candidate countries North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EFTA countries Iceland and Liechtenstein, have aligned themselves with obligations...
Maya Lester KCEU renews Russia and Bosnia & Herzegovina sanctions regimes
11/04/2024 — The EU has renewed the Russia targeted sanctions regime for 6 months until 15 September 2024. The EU has renewed its Bosnia & Herzegovina...
Michael O'KaneJapan bans exports of 164 industrial items to Russia & bans import of diamonds
11/04/2024 — Japan has added 164 industrial items to its Russia export ban, including thermostats, nitrocellulose products, woodworking machines, line pipes used for the transport of...
Michael O'KaneBerlin conference – C5 European Forum on Global Economic Sanctions – 5-6 June 2024
11/04/2024 — The C5 Group European Forum on Global Economic Sanctions takes place on 5-6 June 2024 in Berlin.  Visit https://bit.ly/4cskY3Y for this year’s agenda. Save...
Maya Lester KCAustralian court holds that transporting coal within Russia is prohibited by sanctions
10/04/2024 — The Federal Court of Australia has held - judgment - that the movement of coal in Russia by Russian subsidiaries of an Australian company...
Maya Lester KCFridman & Aven’s previous EU designations held unlawful
10/04/2024 — The General Court of the EU has annulled the February and September 2022 acts designating Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven, holding that the reasons...
Maya Lester KCEU inserts humanitarian exception into human rights sanctions regime
09/04/2024 — The EU has implemented a humanitarian exception to its sanctions regime regarding individuals and entities responsible for human rights violations. Article 5 of Regulation...

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