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EU Companies Dealing With Iran: Your Frequent Questions Answered by the Due Diligence Helpdesk

March 19, 2021 ACSS asked the EU Due Diligence Helpdesk to answer questions on this new initiative. Below are their answers. Disclaimer: The answers, views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the EU Due Diligence HelpDesk and do not reflect the policy...

The New U.K. and E.U. Global Human Rights Sanctions Regimes

February 3, 2021 By: Benoit Beaulieu, Content Writer, ACSS From the global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, documented atrocities in Xinjiang and Myanmar, to repression in Hong Kong and Belarus, 2020 was a year that was unfortunately scarred by human rights...

British Sanctions Roundup: Brexit, OFSI, and the New UK Sanctions Landscape

January 24, 2021 By: Benoit Beaulieu, Content Writer, ACSS With negotiations between the U.K. and E.U. coming to a head just in the nick of time, members of the European business community eagerly await how the new Brexit deal may impact trade, finance, and sanctions...

Recent UK Case Studies: The Impact of US Sanctions on the Contractual Right to Withhold Payment and Key Compliance Takeaways

December 18, 2020 By: Miranda Hearn, Hill Dickinson LLP Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be sought for each individual case taking into account its unique facts and circumstances. Sanctions can often times be practically...

Rethinking the Applicability of Secondary Sanctions: Prohibited v. Sanctionable Activity

November 20, 2020 By: Amir Fadavi Ardekani, BNP Paribas* In recent times, the U.S. Government has not been shy about imposing sanctions on activities with no nexus to the U.S. in order to increase its global crack down. The imposition of these so-called ‘secondary...

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