Navigating the global sanctions landscape in 2022

Sanctions compliance in an era of rising global tensions 

As the build-up and response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has clearly demonstrated, the US, EU, UK, and many other countries use sanctions as both a reactive and proactive tool in foreign policy. Whether used as deterrent to specific actions or in response to major geopolitical actions, the sanctions themselves have significant and widespread implications for business that increase legal, operational and reputational risks to business across the globe.

The latest edition of our biennial global analysis report Navigating the Global Sanctions Landscape examines some of the thematic sanctions issues of most concern to our clients. We look at what drives countries’ sanctions policies, emerging issues such as cryptocurrency and ransomware, and the role of sanctions risks in transaction diligence and third-party management.

We are monitoring the evolving nature of the sanctions regime on Russia separately, and the broad array of other considerations that organisations need to consider as a consequence of the conflict. Find out more about the Sanctions Country Monitor.

Following are the report contents, and for updates on the Russia/Ukraine crisis please see our coverage below.


Contents of the report

  • The 2022 sanctions landscape – Henry Smith, Partner, Control Risks, Dr. Justine Walker, Head of Global Sanctions and Risk, ACAMS
  • The view from the US - Jonathan Wood, Principal, Control Risks, Adam Smith, Partner, Gibson Dunn
  • The view from the UK - Alexandra Kellert, Senior Analyst, Control Risks, Katie McDougall, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Cloudesley Long, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • The view from the EU - Anna Walker, Director, Control Risks, Jonathan Wood, Principal, Control Risks
  • The compliance challenges of Western autonomous sanctions regimes - Joseph Smith, Senior Analyst, Control Risks
  • Ransomware: Where the rubber meets the road for security, compliance and legal teams - James Owen, Partner, Control Risks, Jay Perera, Principal, Control Risks, Ed McNicholas, Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Sanctions considerations in cross-border transactions - Henry Smith, Partner, Control Risks, Sean Seelinger, Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • How compliance can prepare for the brave new (decentralised) world of cryptocurrency - Jeff Dexter, Director, Control Risks, Sonia Zeledón, Associate General Counsel - Ethics, Compliance and Data Privacy, The Hershey Company
  • Managing the challenges of sanctions screening in your third-party risk programme - Emily Morgan, Director, Control Risks
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