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Global Trade Review published a Q&A with Charles Enderby Smith on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, which received Royal Assent and was passed into law on 23 May 2018. As a result of this new law, the UK government will have the power to impose sanctions independently of the international community after Brexit when the UK officially leaves the EU next year.
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Carter-Ruck is proud to announce that our partner and Head of International Law Guy Martin, and our firm, have both been Highly Commended in this year’s awards from WorldECR, the leading journal for sanctions and export controls practitioners. The awards are in the respective categories of ‘Practitioner of the Year’ and ‘Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, Europe’.
Carter-Ruck has been instructed on behalf of Mr. Gafur Rakhimov, the Interim President of the International Boxing Association, who seeks to have his name removed from the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "Specially Designated Nationals List" of individuals who have been sanctioned.
Press release from the Office of the AIBA Interim President
Partner and Head of Public International Law, Guy Martin will be participating as an expert panel member at an Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK Conference on Monday 12 March. Guy and the other panel members will be discussing the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which is now into its eighth month. The discussion will focus on why it is essential to assess why steps have not been implemented to resolve the crisis.
Carter-Ruck's Sanctions expert Guy Martin provides commentary for the Special WorldECR December 2017 Report (Sanctions: What next now?) and an article (assisted by Magali Sharma) on Targeted sanctions and the obligation to self-disclose dealings with potentially sanctioned individuals: UK, US, Japan.
Read the full report and article here.
A new set of regulations has been heavily criticised for putting professions in an impossible position - and at risk of a criminal penalty. Here Guy Martin, Carter-Ruck's Head of International Law, follows up on his recent interview in The Times and answers some pressing questions.
Accountants, tax advisers, estate agents and other businesses need to be aware of the European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 ("the Regulations") which came into force on 8th August 2017.
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Miranda Rushton, Senior Associate, has written an article for the Solicitors Journal on why businesses should put measures in place to ensure that they adhere to human rights standards.
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The Financial Times has published a letter by Guy Martin, Partner and Head of International Law, about the need for the UK government to ensure that UK business is better placed to take advantage of business opportunities in Iran.
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Al Jazeera’s claim against Egypt under the 1999 Qatar-Egypt Bilateral Investment Treaty has been formally registered by the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, DC as ICSID Case No ARB/16/1.
Iran’s implementation day is expected to be first quarter of 2016, and investors will be watching what happens with interest. World Finance speaks with solicitor Guy Martin, who says the Persian state should be approached with caution.
This interview was first published on World Finance on 8 December 2015
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