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  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released

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    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • The fight against financial crime: sanctions

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this fifth edition we take a look at sanctions, including the UK's approach to sanctions post-Brexit and the growing divide between US and EU foreign policy.

  • U.S. Iran-related Nuclear Sanctions to be Reimposed

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    Submitted: 13 May 2018

    On 08 May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal”, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA), and that the “highest level of economic sanctions” will be imposed by the United States on Iran.

  • The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

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    Submitted: 21 November 2017

    A bill to give the UK Government powers currently derived from the EU, but which contains broad legislative powers that could see changes to the sanctions regime in future.

  • Crime, fraud and investigations 2017: Financial sanctions

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    Submitted: 05 January 2017

    2017 looks likely to be a significant year for sanctions enforcement, with new UK legislation and significant political shifts.

  • Le projet de loi "Sapin II" - Un arsenal anti-corruption à renforcer pour les entreprises

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    Submitted: 27 October 2016

    Le Projet de loi Sapin II prévoit notamment de nouvelles obligations à la charge des entreprises pour lutter contre la corruption, et une aggravation des sanctions pour atteinte à la probité. Analyse des risques à anticiper pour les entreprises.

  • Brexit: the implications for financial crime and investigations

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    Submitted: 18 July 2016

    What are the implications for financial crime and investigations arising from Brexit?

  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements – the UK Model Restricted access

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    Last Reviewed: 07 April 2016 / Submitted: 10 July 2014

    DPAs are available to UK prosecutors as a means of settling criminal charges against companies, but what will this mean for companies that discover wrongdoing?

  • HM Treasury sanctions enforcement powers to increase

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    Last Reviewed: 15 March 2016 / Submitted: 25 February 2016

    UK Government proposes new power for HM Treasury to impose civil fines for financial sanctions breaches, and increases to maximum prison sentences from two to seven years.

  • A sweeping new criminal law for companies?

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    Last Reviewed: 03 July 2015 / Submitted: 15 April 2015

    2015 may see an extension of the corporate offence under the Bribery Act to make companies liable for “failing to prevent” any economic crime.

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