Managing geopolitical risk
The geopolitical landscape is shifting rapidly and creates multi-dimensional challenges for global organisations. Business strategy and operational efficiency require constant evaluation in a complex and often volatile environment. Our global multidisciplinary teams offer strategic legal and regulatory advice to help you navigate continually evolving situations, policies and regulations across the globe.
Beyond Sanctions: Key considerations for financial services firms
The events in Ukraine and the economic sanctions imposed on Russia raise a number of broader financial services regulato...
EU and UK financial market related initiatives and the energy crisis
Both the EU and the UK have been fighting the energy crisis for a year. As the crisis has evolved both the UK and the EU have responded with measures designed to protect both consumers and businesses.
Restructuring law update: Navigating an evolving economic landscape
As the aftermath of the pandemic subsides, the war in Ukraine, global energy crisis and rising interest rates combine to create further significant economic uncertainty in Europe and beyond. Businesses continue to navigate a challenging economic landscape, and more turbulence anticipated.
Turning the taps off? Arbitration and the European gas crisis
Despite governments intervening to mitigate the effects of the war and related sanctions, the scale of the crisis as Europe enters winter is likely to mount.
Impact of the current geopolitical climate on award enforcement against states
Enforcing an arbitral award against a state presents unique challenges, distinct from the commercial arbitration sphere.
Individual accountability for directors of non-UK entities under the UK’s Russian sanctions regime
In addition to the obligations on regulated firms to comply with applicable sanctions regimes, individuals also need to be aware of their own compliance with sanctions restrictions. From a territorial...
New US sanctions and export restrictions on Russia and Belarus
The United Sates issued contemporaneous new sanctions and export restrictions on Russia and Belarus.
UK sanctions: the ban on providing professional and business services to persons “connected with Russia”
On 4 May 2022, the UK Government announced a ban on services exports to Russia, and as at 21 July 2022 that ban is now in force by virtue of regulation 54C of The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as amended by The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2022) (the Regulations).
Cryptoassets and sanctions: How easy is it to freeze cryptoassets?
The President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, has warned that cryptocurrencies are being used by Russian corporates and individuals to bypass sanctions over the war in Ukraine. This concern has been echoed by governments around the world.
Supporting the Ukraine humanitarian appeal
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