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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...

OFSI’s New Teeth: Sanctions in the Wake of ‘Brexit’ and Actions Taken by the UK Regulator (So Far)

February 27, 2020 By: Anna Sayre, CSS, Director of Content at ACSS On January 31, 2020, the U.K. Parliament finally cut ties from the E.U. after two years of grueling debates and discussions in Brussels, signaling a chance for Britain to break away from the E.U....

The ‘Brexit’ Effect: What the UK’s Departure from the EU Could Mean for the Global Sanctions Landscape

December 9, 2019 By: John McKendrick QC* and Alex Haines** Over three years ago, in the June 23 Referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). This departure from the EU, also known as ‘Brexit’, has put the world on stand-by, waiting to see what terms the...

Wake Up To Sanctions | Second Quarter 2019 – Summer Edition Sanctions Round Up

August 05, 2019 OFAC Publishes New Framework for Compliance Commitments, Naming 5 Essential Components On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments “in order to provide organizations...

Wake Up To Sanctions

November 19, 2018 SanctionsAlert.com Sanctions Round Up US Imposes Sanctionson 17 Saudis for Alleged Role in Khashoggi Killing, but Prince Stays Clear On November 15, the U.S....

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