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Deepened UK-U.S. collaboration: Celebrating the first anniversary of the OFAC–OFSI partnership

October 2023 marked the first anniversary of the enhanced partnership between the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the United...

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Towards an inevitable evolution of the enforcement of EU restrictive measures

On December 12, 2023, a proposal for a Directive on "the definition of criminal offences and penalties for the violation of Union restrictive measures" was released. In this...

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U.S., EU, and UK expand sanctions to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s war in Ukraine

Following the death of political activist Aleksey Navalny and to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States, EU and UK adopted a series of...

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Weekends in Greece

It takes years for a country to build a reputation as an attractive investment destination. And perhaps only hours to ruin it. An ideal investment destination is said to enable investors to ...

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UK trade sanctions: a new enforcement body and “tougher” monetary penalties

The UK is creating a new Office for Trade Sanctions Implementation, which will sit within the Department for Business and Trade and will be responsible for the civil enforcement of the...

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A comparative overview of EU and UK Russia Sanctions reporting obligations

The EU and UK have introduced novel and increasingly complex sanctions restrictions targeting Russia, which pose a myriad of new compliance challenges; amongst these are complying with...

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U.S. Corporate Transparency Act beneficial ownership reporting regulations take effect January 2024

The U.S. Congress enacted the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) in 2020. The CTA for the first time created a federal obligation to report beneficial ownership information for most U.S....

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U.S. regulators issue joint notice concerning SAR key term and global evasion of trade controls

On 6 November 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security issued a joint...

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U.S. regulators issue joint notice concerning SAR key term and global evasion of trade controls

On 6 November 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security issued a joint...

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