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On 29 May 2023, Poland imposed sanctions on 365 citizens of Belarus, as well as other individuals and entities.

Polish law requires an individual decision and scope of sanctions to be determined with respect to each designated person, however the measures typically include:

  • freezing of funds and economic resources
  • prohibition of making funds or economic resources available
  • prohibition of knowing and voluntary participation in activities aiming at, or resulting in, circumvention of the above measures
  • entry ban (for individuals)
  • public tenders participation ban (for entities)

Polish authorities declared that all designated individuals will also receive a Schengen zone entry ban.

The designated persons include:

  • 159 members of the National Assembly of Belarus (currently, all members of the National Assembly are designated)
  • 76 Belarussian judges and 7 prosecutors
  • 32 local administration officers of Belarus
  • other citizens of Belarus, including sportsmen and state media workers
  • 15 Russian citizens
  • 20 entities (19 entities linked with Russia and one entity linked with Belarus)

The designations are linked to, inter alia, the sentencing of a Polish-Belarussian journalist Andrzej Poczobut, proceedings and other actions against Belarussian democratic opposition, and organising illegal imigration of Belarusian citizens into Poland and the Baltic states.

Polish national sanctions have been adopted in addition to EU sanctions, which are directly applicable in Poland.


Piotr Jaskiewicz joined the Firm in 2008. He is a counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions and the International Commercial & Trade Practice Groups and is a member of the Compliance & Investigations practice. Educated in Poland and France, he has worked in the Firm's offices in Warsaw, Chicago, and London, as well as at a Munich-based client, and has closed transactions around the world. Piotr has been recommended in Commercial, Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 EMEA, and ranked as Notable Practitioner in M&A by IFLR1000.


Weronika Achramowicz co-heads Baker McKenzie's Mergers & Acquisitions Group in Warsaw and heads the International Commercial & Trade team in the same office. Weronika is also the country lead for the Consumer Goods & Retail Group industry group and the Foreign Investment Restrictions task force, two key global initiatives of Baker McKenzie. She joined the Firm in 2005 and, being a member of the M&A group since then, holistically combines transactional advice with a strong commercial background and leading the IC&T practice.


Ewa Marcisz is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Warsaw office.

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