On 31 August 2023 the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) issued a “Disclosure” against Wise Payments Limited, a UK-registered company, regulated by theContinue Reading No Breach Too Small: OFSI Reports First Breach of UK’s Russian Sanctions Regulations
HM Treasury announced 26 July that the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has amended Section 6.12, Refusal of a licence, of its UK…Continue Reading OFSI Updates Guidance on Refusing Licences
These sanctions have been revealed following an announcement by the leaders of the G7 at this week’s G7 summit where they pledged to take action against Russia and as far as possible restrict its revenue and ability to continue the war against Ukraine. …
Continue Reading UK Imposes New Russia Sanctions on 86 People and Companies, Including Metal and Diamond Industries
The UK announced a further round of sanctions and trade measures on 24 February 2023 to coincide with the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of…Continue Reading New UK Sanctions Package Would Target Russia’s Arms Exports, Front-Line Resources
On 10 November, the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) published its annual review for the period April 2021 to August 2022, with a…Continue Reading OFSI’s Annual Review Highlights Effect of Sanctions on Russia
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The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) announced on 27 September that it imposed a £30,000 penalty on…Continue Reading Wined and Fined: OFSI Imposes Financial Penalty on UK Company for Publicising Sanctioned Crimean Winery
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 June 29, the Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) Task Force published a statement on its work in blocking or freezing sanctioned Russian assets.
Continue Reading REPO Task Force: The First 100 Days
On 4 May 2022, the UK government announced 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
In a hearing yesterday, 6 April 2022, the High Court considered an application of the directors of VTB Capital PLC (VTB UK) for the appointment …
Continue Reading ‘An unusual case in all sorts of ways’ – English High Court Considers Administration Application for Russian VTB Bank’s London Arm