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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...

The U.K.’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 and the U.K.’s first steps as an autonomous International Sanctioning Body

October 8, 2020 By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW* Earlier this summer, having left the E.U. in January, the U.K. took its first steps as a fully autonomous sanctions body. The U.K. has always been a leading state in the implementation and enforcement of sanctions, in...

UK Enforcement Update: OFSI Shows its Teeth as Penalties for Sanctions Violations Jump into the Millions

July 18, 2020 By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW* After a slow start, the U.K. sanctions authority - The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) - has now begun to show its teeth. However, having seen the size of the penalties imposed by OFAC in the last ten...

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