Majority of UK Sanctions Act now in force today

The UK government has adopted the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1213), which brings into force today (22 November) the vast majority of the remaining sections of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.

Some of the anti-money laundering sections are still not in force (sections 49 and 51), as well as provisions dealing with the repeal of certain existing UK sanctions legislation (see section 59).

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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