Sanctions Profile: Corruption

At a glance

The UK Government adopted the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 on 26 April 2021. The regime aims to prevent and combat serious corruption, which for the purposes of the regime, comprises bribery or the misappropriation of property involving public officials.

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5 sanctioned under UK Global Anti-Corruption regime

Today (22 July 2021), 5 people have been added to the UK Sanctions List and are now subject to an asset freeze for their involvement in “serious corruption”, pursuant to the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (S.I. 2021/488). OFSI Notice. Listed people: Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan (former governor of Nineveh province, Iraq); Alvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas (Colombian businessman); Alex Nain Saab …


Global Sanctions Forum 2021 – 30 September 2021

Maya Lester QC will be discussing the practical challenges of dealing with corruption and human rights sanctions regimes at the Global Sanctions Forum 2021, taking place in London on 30 September 2021. Anna Bradshaw, partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP, will chair the Forum. Register using this link or using the code FKM63954SPKLNK for 20% off. Agenda available here.

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New UK corruption sanctions regime

Today (26 April 2021), the UK introduced a new global anti-corruption sanctions regime, and has imposed these sanctions on 22 people whom Government has reasonable grounds to suspect have been involved in serious corruption.  Under the new Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/488), they will be subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. The press release states that …

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Current Sanctions


The Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/488)