By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

UK government seeks to increase sanctions enforcement powers

The UK government has introduced legislation to Parliament that, if passed, would increase the available prison sentences for financial sanctions violations and create new powers for the Treasury to impose civil fines on those it believes to have committed a sanctions breach. Sections 89 and 90 of The Policing and Crime Bill increase the available sentence for most sanctions violations,...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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