THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 70, June 2018

The Sanctions & Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Maya Lester QC discusses the sanctions parts of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, which received Royal Assent (i.e. became law in the United Kingdom) on 23 May 2018.

Maya Lester QC discusses the sanctions parts of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, which received Royal Assent (i.e. became law in the United Kingdom) on 23 May 2018.   This is the first substantive piece of Brexit-related legislation to have been enacted. It sets up a whole new framework for United Kingdom sanctions.   First, some context... At present, the UK does most of its sanctioning via the European Union and United Nations. Most sanctions implemented in the United Kingdom are derived from United Nations Security Council resolutions and European Union ‘restrictive measures’. The EU implements UN sanctions...



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