Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has an enforcement actions page… here!
So, I wrote (for our brand spanking-new blog) about the US’ Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and why it favored larger firms. Also, maybe how it could be fixed for the next round of funding. Given that Shake Shack felt guilty about their $10MM and returned it (since they were able […]
Not sure if this particular page is new (it certainly is to me), but here is a handy list of all current (and recent) United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committees, broken down by geographic region. It’s a lot nicer-looking than the site I was using, where you had to go […]
I just published an article on KYC360 (aka RiskScreen) about the Finding of Violation that OFAC issued to Aero Sky. I don’t take issue with the fact that the violation occurred or that a Finding of Violation was appropriate in the current environment (the company has since been dissolved) – […]
The United States this year is ranked 23rd, with a score of 69. That score is down from a recent high of 76 in 2015. Notably, Transparency International noted Greece, Guyana and Estonia notably improved, while Canada (77, down from 81 in 2018), Nicaragua and Australia declined. These selected countries […]
He writes articles on adjacent topics… like how you can look at the recent flare-up in US-Iran relations as a study in chaos theory…. Read it here – and let me know what you think. It’s more about geopolitics writ large, of which sanctions is just a piece. But someone […]
The UK’s Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee has put together a nice little document called “A Guide to Names and Naming Practices”, which has sections about how names are constructed around the world. For example: In Africa, there are sections for Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa Nigerian names, as well […]
My article Anarchy in the UK’s Sanctions Regime (yes, they modified the original title slightly – guess they don’t know who the Sex Pistols were) is now online at RegulationAsia.com – what do folks think of my analysis?
QDe.158 KHATIBA IMAM AL-BUKHARI (KIB) Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 29 March 2018 Reason for listing: Khatiba Imam al-Bukhari (KIB) was listed on 29 March 2018 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) as being associated with ISIL or […]
CAATSA (the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) passed in 2016 modified two Ukraine-related laws, UFSA & SSIDES. UFSA’s secondary sanctions on foreign financial institutions (FFI) that deal with Russia program SDNs under EOs 13660-13662 and future EOs were made mandatory, while CAATSA added a whole new sanction that levied […]