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Anne L. Petterd

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On 26 September 2023, the US Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that the “Five Eyes” countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) issued joint guidance (“Five Eyes Guidance”) identifying high priority items critical to Russian weapons systems and urging specific actions to prevent diversion of these items to Russia through third countries. This comes just a few months after the Five Eyes countries established a coordinated effort on…

On 28 June 2023, the US Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that the “Five Eyes” countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) have agreed to formally coordinate on export control enforcement, with a particular emphasis on the export controls targeting Russia and Belarus, which have been a core tool in the broader sanctions toolbox. Baker McKenzie has deep export controls expertise in four of the Five Eyes countries: …

Over the past eight weeks, following the announcement of the G7’s Sanctions Enforcement Coordination Mechanism, we have journeyed to our offices in each of the G7 members to ask our local sanctions experts to weigh in on what companies should know about sanctions enforcement in their jurisdiction — and what companies should be doing today to prepare — in light of the increase in sanctions enforcement, which we are already seeing on the ground. By…

On 24 February 2023, the Australian Government announced that it had imposed further targeted financial sanctions and travel bans on 90 persons, and targeted financial sanctions on 40 entities. The new designations include Russian ministers with responsibilities spanning energy, natural resources, industry, education, labour, migration and health, being areas of economic and strategic significance to Russia or that threaten the territorial integrity or sovereignty of Ukraine, and include: Kalashnikov Concern, one of Russia’s largest arms…