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The European Parliament has adopted a non-binding resolution in the event of Russian troops entering Ukraine. The resolution proposes that imports of oil and gas from Russia to the EU be immediately stopped, that Russia should be excluded from the SWIFT payment system (used for international bank transfers) and that assets in the EU of oligarchs close to the Russian authorities and their families should be frozen in the event of Russian troops entry into…

The UK Export Control Joint Unit has published new guidance on exporting military and dual-use technology, including the implications for cloud computing and remote access.Join our Tier 1 UK trade team on Wednesday 26 May, 4.00 – 4.30 pm BST where we will talk you through what would be considered an export, when a licence is required and what safeguards are needed, helping you keep your business compliant. We will also be joined by one…

The UK has issued the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (the “Regulations”), which came into force on 26 April 2021. These Regulations are designed to ensure that sanctions relating to serious incidents of corruption are enforced. The Regulations will give the government the power to impose asset freezes on designated persons or those dealing with them, with the aim of preventing the UK from being used as a “haven for dirty money.” This is the…

Under Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 622 dated 19 April 2021 “On restrictions on the provision of information and documentation to an audit organization, an individual auditor” (“Decree”), starting from April 29, 2021, a wide list of audited Russian entities will cease to disclose information, that is normally subject to mandatory disclosure requirements, to audit organizations which are owned or controlled by foreign individuals, stateless persons, foreign legal entities, international companies…