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OFAC on Global Terrorism Sanctions regulations

OFAC announced a final rule amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations which “authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit the opening, and prohibit or impose strict conditions on the maintaining, in the US of a correspondent account…

UK sanctions Russia’s second richest man

UK introduces new measures to ensure that oligarchs cannot use UK trusts services. Potanin continues to amass wealth as he supports Putin’s regime, acquiring Rosbank, and shares in Tinkoff Bank in the period since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

UK sanctions Russia’s second richest man

UK introduces new measures to ensure that oligarchs cannot use UK trusts services, which allow a person or business to manage the assets of another, are another major element of the UK’s world-class financial services sector that Russia will no longer be able to use.

UK Govt publishes ‘The Economic Crime Act 2022’

Civil monetary penalties can be applied to persons for breaches of financial sanctions with no requirement for the Treasury to prove that the person had knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect their activity breached sanctions…

EC publishes Q&A on latest sanctions

Sanctions are targeted at the Russian economy, the Kremlin, its power base and those involved in Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. They aim to impair the Russian government’s ability to finance its war against Ukraine and are calibrated to target those responsible…

 

EU adopts 6th package of sanctions against Russia

The package contains a complete import ban on all Russian seaborne crude oil and petroleum products. This covers 90% of our current oil imports from Russia. The ban is subject to certain transition periods to allow the sector and global markets to adapt…

US Treasury sanctions corrupt police officials

OFAC designated six individuals pursuant to because of their support for, or actions on behalf of, the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent Mexico-based organization that traffics a significant proportion of the fentanyl and other deadly drugs…

US Treasury on Putin and Russia’s elites

OFAC is taking further action to degrade the key networks used by Russia’s elites, including President Vladimir Putin, to attempt to hide and move money and anonymously make use of luxury assets around the globe…

OFSI sanctions against Chelsea football club will not be extended

General Licence INT/2022/1327076 allows for the payments essential to the continuation of the operation of the Club. Under this licence the Club was permitted to: Pay the wages, allowances and pensions of all employees of the Club, including players, coaching, corporate…

OFSI GL on telecoms and news media services

A Person, other than a Person designated under Regulation 5 of the Russia Regulations, may continue business operations involving the provision of Civilian Telecommunication Services including, but not limited to: Payments to or from the DP under any contracts or other…

EU Council agrees 6th sanctions package

EU Council agrees that the 6th sanctions package against Russia will cover crude oil, as well as petroleum products, delivered from Russia into member states, with a temporary exception for crude oil…

UK issues Russia GLs for charities & media

OFSI has issued General Licence (GL) INT/2022/1834876, “Russia Designated Persons – Charities and Interim Managers and trustees” ( Notice ), which authorises until 30 May 2023 an Interim Manager and/or trustee…