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Posts Tagged: Russia

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

Switzerland adopts historic sanctions against Russian individuals and entities

A previous post discussed the potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could face should new sanctions target specific Russian Federation individuals and entities. Last Monday, the Swiss Government adopted, with immediate effect, a new sanction regime against certain Russian Federation individuals and entities.… Continue Reading

Why sanctions are a corruption ‘super spreader’

The United States, the European Union, Canada, and the UK announced coordinated sanctions against Russia this weekend. The sanctions are designed mainly to block major banks from the SWIFT financial network and isolate families close to President Vladimir Putin.… Continue Reading

Four ways to update (and improve) your ABAC policy right now

In my practice, I frequently assist clients with risk assessments, program reviews, and developing improvements to their existing anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs, policies and procedures. Based on some recent experience, here is a brief list of key improvements companies can make to their ABAC compliance programs now and the related questions they should be asking as part of that effort.… Continue Reading