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EMBARGOED!: Taking It to the Banks: The Role of Financial Institutions in Sanctions Compliance


This week, in light of the expanding multi-lateral sanctions against Russia and the focus on financial institutions as the front lines of sanctions compliance, host Tim O'Toole and guest St├ęphanie Broekaart (Magara Sanctions and Export Controls Compliance Counseling) take a close look at the role of financial institutions in export controls and sanctions compliance.   


  • First things first: the exact role of banks in sanctions compliance
  • List-based sanctions
  • Embargoed countries and internal policies
  • Humanitarian/non-sanctioned activities involving comprehensively sanctioned countries
  • Enforcement
  • Circumvention and evasion


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EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!