Work Area: Sanctions

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

Swiss oil trader probed over sanctions evasion: FT

04 July 2023

Swiss sanctions official: partner agencies also face staffing difficulties

03 July 2023

Financial crime risk high on “shady” Ukrainian ski resort project

Campaigners have claimed that plans to build a vast ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains are being covertly steered by oligarchs Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov.

30 June 2023

Five Eyes countries to deepen collaboration on export controls enforcement

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the US and the UK said they will collaborate more when enforcing export controls meant to prevent Russia from accessing technology that could aid it in its invasion of Ukraine.

28 June 2023

A look back at GIR Live: Women in Investigations

A selection of pictures from the GIR Women in Investigations conference in London on 22 June. The event, chaired by Kathryn Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier and Katrin Ivell, the global head of financial crime prevention at UBS, featured a keynote speech by OECD anti-bribery leader Daniëlle Goudriaan.

27 June 2023

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