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The leader of Russia’s political opposition, Alexei Navalny, died in a Siberian prison on February 16, just over a week before the two-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Both Navalny’s death and the anniversary of the invasion were cited as the motivations behind the latest rounds of sanctions against Russia. Members of our global sanctions team in our offices in the US, UK, Sweden, Australia, and Canada summarize the latest…

This week in our Sanctions Enforcement Around the World series, we bring you the view from Sweden, an EU member state that is currently seeing increased sanctions enforcement activity. What are the recent sanctions enforcement trends in Sweden? In Sweden, but also in the Nordic region, the enforcement of sanctions violations has historically been rather low with a handful of criminal enforcement cases. However, during the past 12 months enforcement has been increased significantly, including…

The G7 announced the creation of a new Enforcement Coordination Mechanism “to bolster compliance and enforcement of our measures and deny Russia the benefit of G7 economies” on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The International Group of Seven (“G7”) is an intergovernmental forum whose members include the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, and Japan, with the European Union as a “non-enumerated” member. As such, Germany, France and Italy are EU Member…

The EU has today adopted its 10th package of sanctions against Russia. Please see here for relevant Regulations and Council decisions. The new package includes the following measures: Further export bans on critical technology and industrial goods, such as electronics, specialised vehicles, machine parts, spare parts for trucks and jet engines, as well as goods for the construction sector which can be directed to Russia’s military, such as antennas or cranes. Expansion of the list…