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Michaël Perche

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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…

Having focused on the enforcement of sanctions by the United States, United Kingdom, the European Union, and Germany in the past weeks, we continue our series with the current enforcement practice of the French authorities and the changes to be expected following the newly announced G7 Enforcement Coordination Mechanism. What are the recent sanctions enforcement trends in France? Contrary to what can be observed in the Netherlands or Germany, the French competent authorities do not…

In response to the growing impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Europe, a number of countries have implemented national controls to restrict the export of medicines and medical equipment, such as face masks, gloves, and protective clothing. Over the weekend, the EU Commission reviewed actions taken by Member States and, while it has discouraged Member States from adopting measures which would limit intra-EU trade, it has introduced a temporary export ban on exports of certain…