The EU has extended its sanctions in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2018. The list of persons subject to asset freezes and travel bans has been reviewed and amended slightly to reflect individuals who are now deceased and companies which have merged. In total, the restrictive measures now apply to 149 persons and 38 entities. The legislation was published in the Official Journal of 15 September 2017 (here). Further information can be found in the Council’s press release (here).

Ross Denton is a Partner in the Firm’s EU, Competition and Trade\r\nDepartment in London. Ross was the former head of the Firm’s International Trade and WTO Practice Group, and now serves on the Firm’s Cartel Task Force. Ross also heads up the European Trade practice for the Firm. Ross routinely advises US and Japanese multinational corporations on competition law, export controls and sanctions, customs, bribery and corruption, and public procurement. Ross is a key member of the London office Anti-Bribery and Corruption Unit. Ross regularly speaks on trade and cartel issues, and has published widely on compliance related issues. He is a member of the UK Customs Practitioners Group.