Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, international sanctions regimes have grown in volume and complexity. Two years on, it is becoming increasingly clear that further expansion of sanctions regimes will be met with strong opposition from governments whose economies would suffer direct consequences, or who are trying to take an independent path in global politics.

Regulators are now shifting their focus to the implementation of existing sanctions, pushing companies to boost their sanctions compliance defences. This is a formidable task for many businesses who will need to approach sanctions risks on many levels: from technical expertise on the movement of certain goods, the complicated due diligence of control and ownership structures, to grasping fluid and divisive geopolitics that drive changes to sanctions regimes.

This report brings together Control Risks analysts, sector experts and leading trade and sanctions lawyers to discuss key sanctions developments and outlooks in different geographies and sectors.

Contents of the report  

Geopolitics of the adherence to sanctions – who is and isn’t adhering to whose sanctions?Jonathan Wood, Director, and Tobias Wellner, Senior Analyst, Control Risks

Between hardening sanctions circumvention and prosecution: How-tos for 2024 Nabi Abdullaev, Partner, Andrew Rokikki, Senior Consultant, Control Risks, and Sunwinder (Sunny) Mann, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Sanctions considerations in cross-border transactionsHenry Smith, Partner, Control Risks, Sean Seelinger, Partner, Ropes & Gray

The enforcement challenge of Russia sanctions will see pressure on business growNabi Abdullaev, Partner, Andrew Rokikki, Senior Consultant, Control Risks, and Adam Smith, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Maritime sanctions risks in 2024 and the role of the ghost fleet –  Cormac McGarry, Director, Rebecca Hughes, Associate Director, Patrick Sewell, Senior Consultant, Control Risks

The price capSergey Vakulenko, nonresident scholar, The Carnegie Endowment

Countries with increasing sanctions risks in 2024Tobias Wellner, Senior Analyst, Control Risks

Venezuela: the sanctions reins loosen but risks remainTheo Kahn, Director, Control Risks

The EU’s intent and capability to enforce sanctionsFlorian Otto, PrincipalAlexandra Kellert, Associate Director, Control Risks

Sanctions aren't the new FCPA - they're harsherBliss Khaw, Principal, Control Risks, Wendy Wysong, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Beyond Sanctions: Key Takeaways for U.S. and Foreign Companies Regarding the U.S. Export Administration RegulationsJerry Fowler, Director, Control Risks, Melissa Mannino, Partner, BakerHostetler, James Perry, Associate, BakerHostetler

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