By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Swiss government working group: confiscating frozen assets incompatible with Swiss law

On Wednesday (15 February 2023), the Swiss government said that a working group led by the Federal Office of Justice has concluded that the confiscation of private assets frozen under Russia sanctions for use in the reconstruction of Ukraine is inconsistent with Swiss law. The government said that it will follow international discussions of the possibility of confiscating Russian state …

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

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