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UK sanctions target corrupt political figures, human rights violators and perpetrators

The new UK sanctions target 30 individuals and entities oppressing fundamental freedoms around the world in most widespread package to date this includes 18 designations targeting individuals involved in violations and abuses of human rights and 6 perpetrators...
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SRA Complying with the UK Sanctions Regime

The UK Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published Guidance on complying with the UK sanctions regime. It explains the SRA’s expectations of firms and solicitors and provides practical advice to firms on avoiding sanctions breaches...
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UK Department for Transport amends its transport sanctions Guidance

The Guidance was amended to add guidance on Belarus ship sanctions and expand the guidance on Belarus aircraft sanctions. It sets out the definition of Belarusian ships and Belarusian aircrafts in the context of the prohibitions on such ships and aircrafts...
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OFSI oil price cap relating to Russian energy products 

The UK and Price Cap Coalition (G7 + Australia) partners have agreed tough and comprehensive sanctions on Russia’s most lucrative export: crude oil and refined oil products. OFSI is collectively banning the import of Russian oil and oil products into our markets...
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OFSI publishes its Annual Review 2021/22

OFSI has issued 33 general licences and 42 new and 107 amended specific licences in this period, most in relation to Libya sanctions. It received 642 licence applications in the 1st 6 months of the invasion. OFSI will prioritise licence applications where there are “issues of personal basic...
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Consolidated list of sanctioned entities

This collection from OpenSanctions combines all designated entities from various sanctions lists and represents the broadest set of sanctioned people, companies and other assets that are designated globally. Virtually all sanctions lists are based on the UN Security Council List...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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