John Binns

Cyber Sanctions: what are they, and are they here to stay?

Sanctions in the UK

Sanctions (including travel bans[1] and asset freezes) are a tool of foreign policy where the UK, as an EU member, not only implemented EU laws[2], but also played a leading role in making them.

While the policy lead for sanctions lies with the Foreign Office, the responsibility for enforcement lies with the Home Office (for travel bans) and HM Treasury, specifically the Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), which oversees a system of financial penalties for breaches of financial sanctions[3].

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Pooled Client Accounts: the final answer? John Binns writes for Money Laundering Bulletin

BCL partner John Binns’s article has been published by Money Laundering Bulletin, discussing to what extent a business in the regulated sector, that provides a pooled client account (PCA) for a customer, has to do customer due diligence on its customer’s customers to address money-laundering and terrorist-financing risks.

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