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What will it take to de-designate? A landmark sanctions challenge fails

European Union, United Kingdom - March 24 2023 A landmark challenge to a sanctions designation in the English courts has failed, but the case offers an interesting guide to both how sanctions are…

Jessica Arapu, Neill Blundell

Can a sanctioned person successfully sue? The curious case of Boris Mints

United Kingdom - February 14 2023 Defendants in proceedings brought by sanctioned claimants cannot rely on sanctions to halt litigation against them. The case of PJSC National Bank…

Jessica Arapu, Neill Blundell

Where to? Criminal liability for concealing data breaches

United Kingdom - October 18 2022 Uber’s former chief of security, Joe Sullivan, was found guilty recently of covering up a 2016 cyber-attack which affected 57m Uber riders and…

Neill Blundell, Fred Snowball

United Nations tells global banks: stop over-complying with financial sanctions

United Kingdom - July 6 2022 The UN Special Rapporteur on The Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on Human Rights has made an appeal to banks and other financial…

Jessica Arapu, Neill Blundell

New strict liability offence for financial sanctions comes into force today, amongst others

United Kingdom, USA - June 15 2022 Following the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022’s expedited passage through Parliament in March 2022, the Office of Financial…

Jessica Arapu, Neill Blundell