Region: Ukraine

Switzerland will seek to impose usage terms on returned Ukrainian assets

Some $100 million in frozen funds allegedly stolen from Ukraine and subject to a forfeiture attempt in Switzerland will only be returned if Ukraine spends them on projects that “improve the living conditions of the population”, Swiss officials said.

10 June 2022

UK investigates Russian oligarch Petr Aven over possible sanctions violations

27 May 2022

Swiss authorities trigger rarely-used forfeiture mechanism to target Ukrainian funds

One lawyer said Swiss authorities are utilising a “shortcut” to circumvent the country’s normal rules on assisting foreign prosecutors in reclaiming embezzled state funds.

27 May 2022

BIS blocks fifth Russian airline over export control breaches

20 May 2022

UK police seize Latvian company’s funds linked to Privatbank case

A London court has ordered the forfeiture of over £200,000 belonging to a purported recruitment company after prosecutors alleged the funds were the proceeds of a “sophisticated, high-value, cross-border money laundering operation”.

19 May 2022

OFAC slashes S&P Russian sanctions settlement bill, citing enhanced compliance

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The business intelligence company faced a penalty of over $1 million after OFAC alleged finance staff doctored invoices to a Russian state energy company to try to skirt US sanctions.

04 April 2022

Swiss sanctions enforcer rattles legal community with disclosure stance

The Swiss ministry responsible for investigating economic sanctions breaches has doubled down on its position that lawyers have a duty to disclose assets held by sanctioned clients.

01 April 2022

Appeals court upholds Deripaska sanctions designation

30 March 2022

EU prosecutor visits Ukraine, in cooperation pact first

European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kӧvesi travelled to embattled Ukraine on Friday to sign a working arrangement with the country’s prosecutor general.

21 March 2022

NCA seizes funds tied to Azerbaijan Laundromat

A London court has ordered the seizure of £5.6 million from the family of an Azeri politician after finding that the money is likely tied to the so-called “Azerbaijan Laundromat”.

31 January 2022

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