On 18 February, a Brookings Institute podcast consisted of an interview of Tom Keatinge, director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Keatinge explains how London currently cooperates with other major financial sectors around the world – like France, New York, and Hong Kong – in financial regulations and creating sanctions regimes, and how that relationship may change during the Brexit transition period between now and December 31.
The transcript of the interview is also available, at –
On 19 February, the Art Law & More blog from Boodle Hatfield claims that Greece had inserted a clause into the draft EU-UK post-Brexit trade agreement.
On 19 February, OFAC announced that INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL SA. DE CV (aka. GRUPO FINANCIERO CONTINENTAL; and “GRUPO FINANCIERO”) had been added to its SDN List.
HM TREASURY NOTIFES AMENDMENT OF 2 ENTRIES ON ISIL/AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS LIST
A Notice from HM Treasury on 19 February advised that the entries for Abdul HAQ and Boubekeur BOULGHITI have been amended following the enactment of EU Regulation 2020/218/EU.
HM TREASURY NOTIFIES CHANGE IN ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS – REMOVING ROBERT MUGABE AND SUSPENDING SANCTIONS ON GRACE MUGABE
A Notice from HM Treasury on 19 February notified the changes made to the Zimbabwe sanctions regime by means of EU Council Decision 2020/214/CFSP.