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Bethany Histed focuses her practice on commercial litigation, civil fraud, and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has worked on complex contentious cases of significant value involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary and directors’ duties, breach of contract, claims under the Insolvency Act 1986, and unfair prejudice petitions under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006. Bethany also has experience of dealing with asset disclosure and preservation issues.

On 30 September the UK announced a series of significant additional sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal annexations in Ukraine following internationally condemned sham referendums.

Continue Reading Incoming UK Sanctions on Professional Services

On 12 July 2022, the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and various other UK government agencies issued a red alert, in conjunction
Continue Reading UK Law Enforcement Identify Common Sanctions Evasion Tactics and Use of UK-Based ‘Enablers’

On 15 June 2022, the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) implemented important changes to its enforcement powers and updated its “Monetary Penalty” guidance.
Continue Reading New Era in UK Sanctions Enforcement: Introduction of Strict Liability Standard and OFSI Guidance Update

On 4 May 2022, the UK government announced[1] a ban on UK persons or entities exporting certain professional services to Russia, prohibiting Russian businesses
Continue Reading Update: UK Bans Exports of UK Professional Services to Russia and Includes Evraz plc on the UK Sanctions List