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Sanctions enforcement: $30bn of Russians’ assets frozen or seized (and the UK levies a £15,000 fine)

Russia, United Kingdom - June 30 2022 On 29 June 2022, the Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) Task Force, a multi-national group aimed at seizing or freezing the assets of…

Jessica Arapu, Helen Harvey

Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation: looking to upscale and upskill

United Kingdom - June 24 2022 On Wednesday 22 June, the director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI”), Giles Thomson, speaking to the House of Commons…

Helin Gurel, Helen Harvey

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, Francis Bond

Corporate criminal liability: ten options for reform

United Kingdom - June 13 2022 The UK's Law Commission has published its Options Paper for reform of corporate criminal liability. This much-anticipated report sets out ten options…

Helen Harvey, Max Hobbs

Laughable that sanctions might not apply to crypto? It is according to this US judge

United Kingdom, USA - May 23 2022 In a recently unsealed court document from the US, the judge quoted comedy show, Saturday Night Live, in support of his unequivocal finding that…

Helen Harvey