Region: Russian Federation

Sanctioned Russian businessman overturns French yacht seizure

A French court has ordered the country’s customs agency to release an impounded superyacht owned by sanctioned Russian businessman Alexey Kuzmichev over due process errors during the seizure.

07 October 2022

OFSI fines competition organiser for accepting Crimea wines

The UK's civil sanctions enforcer has issued a £30,000 penalty to the UK company behind an annual beverage competition in Hong Kong for breaching sanctions targeting a Russian state company.

27 September 2022

German authorities raid dozens of properties in sanctions evasion probe

German police have conducted simultaneous raids at 24 properties across the country as part of a sanctions evasion investigation targeting a Russian national.

21 September 2022

OFSI may loosen rules on legal fees from sanctioned clients

The head of the UK’s civil sanctions enforcement agency said he is considering a step that would make it simpler for law firms to get paid by sanctioned clients.

07 September 2022

US agencies set their sights on Lukoil jet

The DOJ and BIS have brought parallel enforcement actions targeting a Boeing plane owned by sanctioned Russian oil company Lukoil.

01 September 2022

US obtains warrant for oligarch’s $90 million Airbus

A US federal judge has signed off on a request to seize a $90 million aeroplane owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch.

12 August 2022

The end of the road? Extradition to Russia and the country’s abuse of Interpol

For several years, the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements with Russia and Russia’s membership of Interpol have been under severe strain. Does the Ukraine crisis now call for a fundamental change? Jasvinder Nakhwal, Nick Vamos and Alistair Jones at Peters & Peters’ London office argue that the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s expulsion from the Council of Europe provide a good opportunity to re-examine its uses of extradition and other cross-border conventions.

26 July 2022

NCA confirms arrest of lawyers in sanctions evasion crackdown

The UK’s National Crime Agency has arrested at least 10 individuals suspected of helping “corrupt elites” to evade sanctions, it has emerged.

22 July 2022

UK court: oligarch’s frozen funds can be used for certain living expenses

A London judge has ruled that funds held in bank accounts linked to sanctioned Russian billionaire Petr Aven can be used to pay for running costs.

19 July 2022

Lab equipment shipper pleads guilty to failing to file export information

Intertech Trading Corporation will pay $140,000 in fines for undervaluing shipments to Russia and Ukraine if court accepts plea agreement.

14 July 2022

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