Region: Belarus

Synesis loses UK sanctions challenge

A London court has dismissed a Belarusian company’s challenge against its UK sanctions designation for allegedly aiding Alexander Lukashenko’s autocratic regime.

15 March 2023

Counsel Watch: the lawyers behind the latest sanctions designation challenges

In the latest Counsel Watch, the lawyers advising in the latest UK and European Union sanctions designation cases, and the firms taking the helm for commodity conglomerates Trafigura and Glencore in their latest UK legal battles.

13 March 2023

Belarusian company seeks to overturn UK sanctions designation

In the first legal challenge of its kind to be heard in open court, a Minsk-based security company accused the UK government of unlawfully sanctioning the business over claims it helped the Belarus government target political activists.

02 March 2023

OFSI eases legal fee rules for sanctioned Russians

The UK’s civil sanctions enforcement agency has simplified the process for lawyers accepting payments from clients on Russian and Belarusian sanctions lists.

31 October 2022

Latvian IT company facing prosecution for alleged bribery in Belarus

02 December 2020

US congressman goes after potash miner for alleged sanctions avoidance

US Republican congressman Steve Pearce has proposed a bill that would penalise potash company JSC Belaruskali for splitting with Belarussian state-owned petrochemical company Belneftekhim to avoid US sanctions, according to reports.

20 July 2015

Blank Rome nets former New Jersey prosecutor

US-firm Blank Rome has added a former US attorney as partner in its white-collar defence and investigations group.

09 May 2014

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