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IBA article on sanctions

Jonathan Fisher QC is quoted in a recent IBA Global Insight article concerning sanctions highlighted by recent travel bans and asset freezes triggered by increasing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Discussing how those with wealth and power can find convenient loopholes to avoid sanctions, Jonathan commented that "there's lots of side-stepping. You can't deliberately circumvent, but the line between committing a criminal offence and staying on the right side of the law is a thin one."

Jonathan advised one of the sanctions-busting companies in the UK's Serious Fraud Office's investigation into alleged sanctions breaches and corruption in relation to the UN's Oil for Food programme and has been noted in Chambers UK for having "great experience of money laundering and sanctions cases."

Jonathan can be contacted to discuss any of the issues raised in the article at

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