On Friday 2nd September, Boris Johnson, the UK Foreign Secretary, indicated that the UK will continue to support the EU sanctions regime against Russia, stating that “events in Ukraine are still very worrying, and it’s important I think that we continue to keep pressure up on Russia and we see progress based on the Minsk Agreement. There can be no relaxation of that pressure until such time as we see the Minsk Agreement being advanced“.
27 – 29 September 2016 – London
3 & 4 November 2016 – Amsterdam
15 & 16 November 2016 – Santa Clara
For in-house legal counsel and compliance professionals
These conferences in Amsterdam, London and Santa Clara will provide a practical overview of significant developments in the Anti-Bribery and International Trade arena, and the implications for your company’s compliance programme and procedures. As usual, you will hear from our experts from across the globe.
Further details for each conference are provided below.
With the UK referendum on a so-called “Brexit” set to take place in under two months, businesses should start considering what effect leaving the European Union (“EU“) will have for them. In our previous Blog post we set out general considerations for businesses in the lead-up to the referendum on 23 June 2016, which would help them establish whether or not the UK’s membership of the EU is an overall benefit to them or not.
If the UK left the EU, things will change, at least in the short term. It is a safe assumption that the European Communities Act 1972 (“ECA“) will be repealed, but what this means in practice is far from certain.
For businesses with a focus on customs and export controls, and businesses which frequently encounter sanctions issues as part of their day-to-day trade, we have compiled a more focused list of questions, to which consideration should be given when determining whether or not to remain in the EU, and what to do in the event of a Brexit.