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Our country-by-country guide to sanctions

We are delighted to launch the third edition of our Global Sanctions Guide which has been updated to include changes to various regimes internationally. For more information on these changes please see the section below.

We hope you continue to find our guide of benefit to you and your team.

Zia Ullah Partner and Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations

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Global Sanctions Guide - Third Edition

The third edition includes changes to the UK sanctions regime with the implementation of autonomous sanctions regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ("SAMLA") following the end of the Brexit transition period. As of 23.00 GMT 31 December 2020, the UK is no longer subject to EU sanctions, though many EU sanctions have continued in effect as retained EU law under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The end of the transition period has a knock-on effect in the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, jurisdictions that implement UK sanctions. The update also includes the steps taken in these jurisdictions to give effect to the new UK regime.

The update also covers significant changes to sanctions regimes imposed in the Middle East in relation to Qatar. At the GCC Summit in January 2021, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt reached a formal agreement to end the air, land and sea blockade imposed on Qatar.

There have also been changes to the details of some of the contributing law practices to our guide.

For further information on sanctions compliance please contact:

Zia Ullah

Partner and Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations

T: +44 161 831 8454

M: +44 782 694 4979

E: ziaullah@eversheds-sutherland.com

The update also covers significant changes to sanctions regimes imposed in the Middle East in relation to Qatar. At the GCC Summit in January 2021, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt reached a formal agreement to end the air, land and sea blockade imposed on Qatar. There have also been changes to the details of some of the contributing law practices to our guide. We hope you continue to find our guide of benefit to you and your team. Zia Ullah Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations

Global Sanctions Guide - Third Edition

The third edition includes changes to the UK sanctions regime with the implementation of autonomous sanctions regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ("SAMLA") following the end of the Brexit transition period. As of 23.00 GMT 31 December 2020, the UK is no longer subject to EU sanctions, though many EU sanctions have continued in effect as retained EU law under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The end of the transition period has a knock-on effect in the British Virgin Islands and Bermuda, jurisdictions that implement UK sanctions. The update also includes the steps taken in these jurisdictions to give effect to the new UK regime.

The update also covers significant changes to sanctions regimes imposed in the Middle East in relation to Qatar. At the GCC Summit in January 2021, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt reached a formal agreement to end the air, land and sea blockade imposed on Qatar.

There have also been changes to the details of some of the contributing law practices to our guide.

For further information on sanctions compliance please contact:

Explore the countries

Zia Ullah

Partner and Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations

T: +44 161 831 8454

M: +44 782 694 4979

E: ziaullah@eversheds-sutherland.com

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