Questions have been raised about the effectiveness of sanctions imposed against Russia to date, with many observers believing that they simply haven’t gone far enough. The most contentious issue is how to sanction Russian oil, gas, and coal in a way that maximises pressure on Vladimir Putin’s regime while… Read More
Today is Earth Day, so to mark the event we turn the global spotlight on illegal wildlife trafficking, which is now the world’s fourth largest illicit transnational activity, following closely behind narcotics, human trafficking, and counterfeiting. … Read More
As more disturbing reports of violence emerge from Ukraine; western powers are gathering once again to see what further action can be taken to halt Putin’s war machine. The elephant in the room is Europe’s reliance on Russian energy. Last year, oil and gas revenues accounted for… Read More
Reports of the civilian massacres on the streets of Ukraine have galvanised western powers to impose a raft of new sanctions against Russia. In this week’s AML Roundup we reveal these new sanctions and report on new sanctions that are under consideration.  With regard to the ongoing… Read More
As sanctions continue to have an impact across the world, in this week’s AML Roundup we take a look at the impact they are having on their intended targets and report on how the institutions tasked with enforcing the rules are responding to the challenge. We also explore the profoundly… Read More
While the rate at which sanctions are being introduced has slowed, their repercussions are still reverberating across the world. In this week’s AML Roundup, we explore just how effective Russia sanctions have been so far, and reveal how sanctioned individuals and entities are seeking to circumvent them using a range… Read More
As Russia sanctions enter their third week, they are without doubt having a major effect on the Russian economy; its stock markets are closed, the Rouble has collapsed in value, and western companies are leaving the country. But the collateral damage on the West and particularly the EU is significant;… Read More
As the war in Ukraine continues to reverberate across the world, we have dedicated the first section of this week’s AML Roundup to updating you on the sanctions that have been introduced over the last 7 days. In addition, we highlight the key takeaways from FATF’s annual plenary, together with… Read More
As the war rages in the Ukraine, the international business community is understandably concerned that it is able to comply fully with the sanctions that are being imposed by governments across the world. To help you to keep track of the huge swathe of sanctions that have been introduced over… Read More
In this week’s roundup: With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, countries have been issuing sanctions in an attempt to stop further aggression. Credit Suisse dominated the headlines at the start of the week with a whistleblower leaking information about over 18,000 accounts held at the bank. We also looked at the… Read More