In a judgment handed down on 6 October, a UK Court of Appeal (the Court) provided an obiter, or non-binding, ruling expanding the scopeContinue Reading UK Court of Appeal Expands Scope of ‘Control’ Under Russia Sanctions Regulations: ‘Mr Putin could be deemed to control everything in Russia’
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 the…Continue 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
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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
From 19 July 2022, it is a violation of UK financial sanctions for any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that…
Continue Reading UK Prohibits Certain Investment in Russia
The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) announced on 28 June that it imposed a £15,000 penalty on UK company Tracerco Limited for breaching…
Continue Reading OFSI Fines UK Company for Financial Sanctions Breach
On 9 May, the UK government announced it was targeting Russia and Belarus with a 35% increase in import tariffs to be imposed on precious…
Continue Reading UPDATE: UK Announces Expansion of Trade Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus
Despite the rhetoric, it is clear that the United Kingdom has not, in fact, been leading the way on sanctions against Russia in response to…
Continue Reading UK Russian Sanctions: Is the UK Doing Enough?
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?