Topic: Sanctions

Brother of ex-Bosnian Serb leader sues US over sanctions

The brother of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, who is serving a life sentence for genocide, has launched a legal campaign in the US to remove sanctions that he says have caused him “severe harm”.

24 November 2021

Former national security prosecutor joins DLA Piper

Christian Ford moves to DLA Piper after serving as a senior DOJ official.

22 November 2021

Danish regulator finds flaws in Danske Bank’s compliance systems

Denmark’s financial regulator has said that Danske Bank has inadequate sanctions screening and monitoring processes.

17 November 2021

UAE bank pays $100 million penalty over US sanctions violations

Since learning about the misconduct, Mashreqbank spent over $120 million in four years to upgrade its compliance programme.

09 November 2021

Second Circuit immunity ruling is wrong, says Halkbank

Following several failed attempts to dismiss its indictment, Turkey’s state lender Halkbank is once again pushing to have its sanctions charges dropped.

09 November 2021

Despite headwinds, World Bank enforcement appears steady

“I was truthfully very shocked that they said they started 40 new investigations in the past fiscal year,” said one leading corporate defence lawyer.

08 November 2021

Second Circuit denies Halkbank’s challenge to US sanctions case

A US federal appeals court has said the Turkish state financial institution is not immune from prosecution for sanctions violations.

25 October 2021

US Treasury Department publishes sanctions review

19 October 2021

ZTE beefs up legal team during sanctions monitorship

The lawyers have joined the case following a report that a court-appointed monitor is seeking to extend his term by leveraging his friendship with a federal judge.

19 October 2021

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Neena Shenai at Medtronic

Featured in In-house

Neena Shenai, the Washington, DC-based chief global trade legal director at US-Irish medical device company Medtronic, tells GIR about the increased sanctions focus on the medical technology industry and what authorities could do to make compliance easier for the sector.

18 October 2021

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