Work Area: Sanctions

DOJ looks to seize two Abramovich planes for export violations

US authorities are targeting a Boeing plane and a Gulfstream jet believed to be in Dubai and Moscow, respectively, and worth a combined estimated $410 million.

07 June 2022

DOJ tries to block ZTE appeal over probation ruling

US prosecutors want to stop ZTE from challenging the findings of a court in Texas that recently concluded a five-year case against the Chinese telecoms company for sanctions evasion and obstructing an investigation.

01 June 2022

OFAC fines Puerto Rico bank for Venezuela sanctions violations

The US’s civil sanctions enforcer imposed a $255,937 penalty on Banco Popular de Puerto Rico for processing over $853,000 worth of transactions on behalf of two Venezuelan government employees, in violation of US sanctions.

30 May 2022

UK investigates Russian oligarch Petr Aven over possible sanctions violations

27 May 2022

“We need to close the loopholes” – EU takes aim at sanctions evasion

European politicians want to bring in bloc-wide criminal penalties for evading European Union sanctions because current fines vary wildly from country to country. “It’s one that all lawyers, frankly, should be monitoring,” said one practitioner.

26 May 2022

BIS blocks fifth Russian airline over export control breaches

20 May 2022

BIS previews potential enforcement policy changes

The assistant secretary for export enforcement expanded on potential changes to the agency’s administrative enforcement arsenal, including its approach to penalties, charging letters, and no admit, no deny settlements.

17 May 2022

Heightened crypto sanctions concerns are misplaced, experts say

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While the cryptocurrency sector is under an enforcement microscope amid sanctions on Russia, the industry feels it has an unfair target on its back.

13 May 2022

NCA to prioritise sanctions evasion probes

11 May 2022

Fiji court rules in favour of US seizing superyacht

03 May 2022

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