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Last week, the G7 foreign ministers met on the island of Capri in Italy, which is currently serving in the role of the G7 Presidency. As one of the only law firms with offices and sanctions experts in every G7 country, we watched the meeting with great interest to see how the G7 will be approaching sanctions in the near future. We wanted to flag two quick takeaways from the statements coming out of the…

On 20 February 2024, the financial intelligence agencies of Canada (FINTRAC), Germany (FIU DE) and the Netherlands (FIU-NL) released a joint advisory regarding illegal procurement of dual-use goods by Russian end-users (Joint Advisory). Although primarily addressed to entities reporting under each country’s respective anti-money laundering (AML) regime, the Joint Advisory also is a useful resource for other companies seeking to comply with sanctions and export controls more generally, as it seeks to provide additional guidance…

As heightened sanctions activity amplifies challenges for those operating in a global environment, navigating this landscape requires a comprehensive – and collaborative – approach. Addressing this, Baker McKenzie’s Anahita Thoms (Partner, Berlin) is joined by Sean Doherty (Head, International Trade and Investment; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum) and Hera Smith (Director, Financial Crime Compliance, Moody’s Analytics) to discuss how organizations can more confidently ensure sanctions compliance. This podcast is available via Apple,…

In brief After intense debates in the Council of the European Union, the EU has agreed on an 11th package of sanctions against Russia and its supporters in their aggression against Ukraine. The relevant Council Regulation (EU) 2023/1214 and Council Regulation (EU) 2023/1215 (respectively amending Regulation (EU) 833/2014 and Regulation (EU) 269/2014) have been published in the Official Journal of the EU, LI 159/1 on 23 June 2023. Following publication, the amending regulations entered into…