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Bill Steinman
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Richard L. Cassin
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Elizabeth K. Spahn
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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Posts Tagged: Russia

Sanction this post

Sanctions are having a moment. The word has become synonymous with the war in Ukraine, and the complex legal mechanism has entered the mainstream vernacular. Compliance professionals need a nuanced understanding of international laws and regulations.Continue Reading

Removing Russia from the OECD Working Group on Bribery would be a mistake with unintended consequences

On February 25, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) launched a procedure to suspend Russia from its rights of representation in the organization. Following that, on March 15, Russia informed the Secretary General of the CoE of its withdrawal from the organization and its intention to denounce the European Convention on Human Rights.… Continue Reading

Switzerland sharpens historic Russia sanctions

We published two previous posts, the first discussing potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could be facing should new sanctions target certain Russian Federation individuals and entities, and the second focusing on the amendments to the Ordinance instituting measures in connection with the situation in Ukraine taking effect on February 28, 2022 (the “Original Ordinance”).… Continue Reading

Was political risk in Russia hiding in plain sight?

Western businesses have begun the painful process of tallying their losses in Russia. International banks are owed more than $121 billion by Russian entities, with European banks having at least $84 billion in exposure, according to the Bank for International Settlements.… Continue Reading