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Anti-money laundering: jurisdictions where due diligence may no longer be so simplified

This FCA has published a list of jurisdictions it considers to pose a higher risk in the context of issues such as money laundering, financial sanctions, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, a list which acts as an important guide when assessing risks posed by client relationships.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Date: 18 July 2014

Ukraine crisis update: US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks and energy firms

On 16 July, the US announced “sectoral sanctions” against two Russian banks and two Russian energy firms, including Rosneft. While the EU has not yet implemented additional sanctions, leaders have agreed to consider targeting Russia with such measures by the end of July, as Latham reports.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Date: 18 July 2014

Has clarity on relief from sanctions now been achieved?

On 4 July, a much awaited decision was handed down by the Court of Appeal giving guidance on the application of Rule 3.9 and the Mitchell guidelines in respect of applications for relief from sanctions - a ruling of importance to all practitioners engaged in litigation, as Bond Dickinson reports.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Date: 17 July 2014

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