The United Kingdom and United States announced in a joint statement on 17 October a new strategy to cooperate and collaborate further on economic sanctionsContinue Reading UK and U.S. Announce ‘Enhanced Partnership’ on Economic Sanctions Implementation, Enforcement
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 13 September 2022, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice issued a letter, signed and sealed by the Director of the International Cooperation Department,…
Continue Reading Claimants Seeking to Enforce English Judgments in the UAE Now Have Cause to Celebrate
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 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 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
The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has updated its guidance on ownership and control. If a person or entity is on the UK…
Continue Reading UK Russian Sanctions – Updated Guidance on Ownership and Control
As anticipated in our previous GT Alert, the UK government is bringing forward its economic crime legislation in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Continue Reading UK Introduces Economic Crime Legislation in Wake of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces was much heralded by U.S. and UK intelligence services but the scale of the attack seemed to take…
Continue Reading What Steps Other than Sanctions Might the UK Government Take Against Russian Assets in the UK?
On Feb. 24, 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a comprehensive package of sanctions targeting Russian entities and individuals following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of…
Continue Reading UK Issues Sanctions Against Russia Following President Putin’s Attack on Ukraine