OTHER SANCTIONS UPDATES

November 2024

In November 2023, Canada decided to lift sanctions from the businessman Oleg Boyko. The reasons for imposing and lifting sanctions are not publicly disclosed, but Boyko’s lawyers insisted that he does not have any business in Canada, is not a person associated with the authorities and government bodies of Russia, and does not take part in political processes.

Court Decisions

On 15 November 2023, the UK High Court has granted Litasco SA summary judgment for sums due under contract for the sale of oil to Der Mond, rejecting Der Mond’s reliance on the force majeure and sanctions as defences for not making payment.

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2023/2866.html


CIS / Former Soviet States/Turkey/UAE measures for prevention of sanctions circumvention

On 9-10 November 2023, the European Union (EU) organised training workshops in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on EU sanctions, with organisational support from the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS).

https://www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kyrgyz-republic/eu-sanctions-training-workshops-conducted-bishkek-conveying-state-representatives-and-private-sector_en?s=301