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’
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
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
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?
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