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Ross Evans

Ross Evans is an Associate in Baker McKenzie's London office.

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation published an update to the monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions guidance on 28 January 2022. The guidance sets out how OFSI will decide when to use its civil enforcement powers to impose monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions, and how such penalties will be calculated.

On Thursday 6 January 2022, the European Commission published Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/1, updating the list of dual-use items contained in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2021/821. The EU Dual Use List is updated by the European Commission each year to ensure it remains aligned with the control lists of relevant international non-proliferation regimes, in which Member States (and the EU itself) participate.

The UK has designated six individuals as subject to financial sanctions and asset freeze measures under the Syria (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/792). The designated persons are: Muhammad Bara AL-QATIRJI, Faisal AL-MIQDAD, Luna AL-SHIBL, Malik ALIAA, Yasser Hussein IBRAHIM, Zaid SALAH. Separately, two entries under the UK’s Iran (Nuclear) financial…