Post-Brexit: The UK’s New Sanctions Regime and Points of Divergence with the EU

September 15, 2020 2:10pm

Maya Lester, QC

Brick Court Chambers (UK)

Roger Matthews
Dentons (UK)

  • To which extent will the UK alter EU sanctions after the transition period in December 2020
  • How will the UK align itself or adopt its position with the US or the European Union’s policy on Iran?
  • The implications of The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (“SAMLA”):
    • Application of sanctions to entities “owned” and “controlled” by designated persons
    • Designation by description
    • Forthcoming US-style general licenses
  • Emerging divergence in activity-based EU and UK sanctions programmes