US Ukraine Sanctions – 11 names – E.O. 13660 – 17 March 2014

   President Obama today (17 March 2014)  issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that the actions and policies of the Russian government with respect to Ukraine -– including through the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea region of […] Continue Reading »

EU Ukraine Sanctions – 21 names – EU Official Journal 17 March 2014

The Council of the European Union 17 March 2014 EU adopts restrictive measures against actions threatening Ukraine’s territorial integrity The Council adopted EU restrictive measures against persons responsible for actions which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine as well as persons and entities associated with […] Continue Reading »

Financial Action Task Force – FATF – Members

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.  The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to […] Continue Reading »

Russia – Know Your Customer (KYC) Rules

    The current Russian administration aspires to establish Moscow as one of the key international financial centers. However, despite significant progress in improving the legal and enforcement framework, the prevalence of money laundering (ML) in Russia, where there is a high level of organized crime and corruption, stands out […] Continue Reading »