Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Hughes Hubbard sanctions and China practice heads to join Akin Gump

With the departure of Ryan Fayhee and Roy Liu, Hughes Hubbard is promoting a partner and a counsel to lead its sanctions practice as it aims to boost collaboration between the firm’s investigations and sanctions experts.

14 July 2023

G7 announces anti-corruption taskforce for Ukraine

G7 members issued a joint statement saying they are coming together to fight corruption in Ukraine with a task force.

07 July 2023

Former Russian bank board members sue US over sanctions listing

Two former board members who left a major Russian bank in protest against the invasion of Ukraine argue that the State Department and the Department of the Treasury violated their due process by unnecessarily delaying their petition to be removed from the sanctions list.

21 June 2023

Swedbank to pay $3.45 million for US sanctions violations

The DOJ, SEC and New York’s state financial regulator continue to investigate the bank.

19 June 2023

Sanctions lawyers describe difficult OFAC delisting process

A former Treasury official said individuals fighting their sanctions designations are likely to face disfavourable courts, among other challenges.

25 May 2023

Monaco says DOJ needs greater authority to transfer seized Russian assets to Ukraine

The deputy attorney general testified before top US lawmakers on Wednesday regarding the DOJ’s efforts to hold Russia accountable for the war in Ukraine.

19 April 2023

“Who’s to say that something is impossible?”: inside an effort to seize Russian state assets in the UK

One of the architects of a proposed law to force the UK government to create a new way of seizing Russian state assets to use for Ukraine’s reconstruction has told GIR that the effort is vital for the survival of her homeland.

13 April 2023

Estonian man arrested for exporting dual-use technology to Russia

On the same day it announced the arrest, the DOJ said it had succeeded in getting a judge to order forfeiture of more than $800,000 used in a separate illegal scheme to ship a “jig grinder” to Russia.

05 April 2023

National Security Division begins hunt for corporate enforcement leader

The Justice Department announced the newly created position as part of a broader surge of resources toward national security enforcement.

20 March 2023

US, allies to crack down on Russia neighbours assisting sanctions evasion

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said the US along with its EU and G7 allies would renew efforts to punish sanctions evaders.

21 February 2023

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