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Sanctions and Shipping: Update and Overview1 October 2020

Recent decades have seen a proliferation of sanctions regimes, used as foreign and security policy tools. While these sometimes have conflicting requirements, they use broadly the same tools: prohibitions or restrictions on trading, exports and imports, and the freezing and blocking of funds and this makes them of particular relevance to the shipping sector, which is at the heart of world trade.

Against this background of increasingly complex sanctions regulation and ever closer attention by the relevant authorities, it is important to have a full understanding of the sanctions applicable to the industry, the risks they pose and the due diligence and compliance measures required to address these.

This report highlights some recent developments and forthcoming changes in the sanctions landscape in the UK, EU and US, compliance with which is vital to the shipping community.

Download our report by clicking “Download as a PDF” below Christine’s details on the right, or by clicking here.

For more information, please contact one of the authors:

  • Simon Kavanagh, Assets & Structured Finance Partner (London)
  • Daniel Pilarski, Tax & Sanctions Partner (New York)
  • David Osborne, Assets & Structured Finance Partner (London)
  • Dr Christine Bader, Regulatory & Competition Partner (Hamburg)



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