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Companies caught in the eye of the sanctions enforcement storm can only begin to effectively weather it by conducting a thorough internal investigation. These investigations are multifaceted (see our other blog posts in this series here), but an essential component is often conducting interviews. Interviews are a fundamental part of cross-border sanctions investigations that combine practical and legal challenges. Organizing them effectively requires an appreciation of practices in different jurisdictions, including local laws, customs, and…

For the second week of our Annual Compliance Conference, we discussed key trade compliance issues impacting our clients globally. Specifically, we discussed the trade policy response of the US, EU and U.K. to ever increasing geopolitical disruption, global strategies for handling sanctions regulators and enforcement, and key global sanctions and export controls developments. Trade policy response to geopolitical disruption – China and beyond Tuesday 7 May SPEAKERS: Tristan Grimmer (Partner, London), Sylwia Lis (Partner, Washington…

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…

On 18 December 2023, the EU published its 12th package of sanctions targeting Russia. The changes implemented in this package have a material impact on all businesses with a continued or residual presence in Russia, including those seeking to exit and divest from Russia. Moreover, all companies, even those not trading directly with Russia, should be mindful of the increased focus on targeting circumvention.In our latest on-demand webinar, we provide you with an overview of some…