Following reports in August (see blog post here), on 6 September, the UK government formally announced the proscription of the Wagner Group.  Parliament has passed an order, presented by the Home Secretary, to proscribe the Wagner Group under the Terrorism Act 2000. On 15 September, the order came into force, making it a criminal offence to belong to, encourage support for, assist or use the logo of the Wagner Group. Furthermore, the Wagner Group’s assets can be categorised as terrorist property and seized.

The UK government’s press release announcing the proscription of Wagner is available here and accompanying fact sheet is available here.

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Julian Godfray is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's market-leading International Trade and Compliance & Investigations practices, and is based in London. Julian joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee in September 2014, and qualified in September 2016. Julian has been seconded to two FTSE 100 clients during his time at Baker McKenzie, including in the ethics and compliance team of one client. Julian has also been seconded to the sanctions legal team of a major global investment bank. Julian has also completed secondments to Baker McKenzie's Brussels office in 2016, and more recently to the firm's Madrid office, working as part of the firm's trade compliance practice in Spain.

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