Work Area: Sanctions

KleptoCapture chief leaves for Manhattan US attorney’s office

Andrew Adams will step down from a task force targeting Russian oligarchs as he heads back to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

20 July 2023

UK accused of making ex-Evraz exec a “poster boy” for Russia sanctions

A businessman with ties to Roman Abramovich wants to be removed from a UK sanctions list over the “disproportionate” harms allegedly caused by the listing.

20 July 2023

Deutsche Bank to pay $186 million for insufficient AML, sanctions controls

The US Federal Reserve Board ordered the bank to improve its anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance controls after finding that it violated two past orders.

19 July 2023

Russian businessman achieves rare UK sanctions delisting

Lev Khasis, a US-based former board member at Russian state lender Sberbank, is one of a handful of people to successfully challenge their inclusion on a UK sanctions list.

18 July 2023

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

Head of OFAC appointed as new director of US financial watchdog

Andrea Gacki, who served for 15 years at the US civil sanctions enforcement agency, will replace FinCEN’s outgoing acting director Himamauli Das.

13 July 2023

Nike, mining company face human rights investigations in Canada

A Canadian corporate ethics body has opened investigations into the local subsidiary of US sportswear company Nike and gold miner Dynasty Gold over allegations of forced labour in China.

12 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

National Security Division seeks new FARA unit chief

The new hire will replace Jennifer Kennedy Gellie and also serve as deputy chief for the counterintelligence section.

06 July 2023

Italy freezes $2.5 billion of sanctioned Russian assets

05 July 2023

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