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Taxing Matters: Sanctions in a post-Brexit landscape


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Alex Haines recently featured in an episode of RPC’s Taxing Matters. Alex discussed the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 and the impact it will have on the UK sanctions landscape.

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 was one of the first of the first Acts passed as a direct result of Brexit. In this RPC Taxing Matters podcast episode, Alex Haines shares his considerable insight on sanctions, how they affect trade and the changes the Act will now bring about.

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Taxing Matters is your one stop audio shop for all things tax brought to you by RPC. The podcast explores the sometimes hostile and ever-changing landscape that is the world of tax law and tax disputes. You can listen to the fortnightly on the RPC website or subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to keep up with future episodes.

Alex Haines is a specialist in international law, with particular expertise in the extensive field of international organisations law.

Alex advises on the sanctions regimes of the UN, EU, US and UK and he has a detailed understanding of the provisions of two recent pieces of legislation, namely Part 8 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA) and the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA) which, together, form the core of the UK’s sanctions framework following the decision to leave the EU.

His practice covers the intersection between UN, EU, US and UK sanctions and he is a Charter Member of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS) having given a webinar on the EU Blocking Statute in the context of US sanctions against Iran in November 2018. In 2019, Alex co-authored a chapter on UK, UN and EU sanctions for Smith, Owen and Bodnar on Asset Recovery (Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery). As a member of the Attorney General’s London B Panel, Alex also advises the UK Government on sanctions (currently in relation to Ukraine).

To find out more or to instruct Alex, contact David Smith on (+44 (0)20 7427 4905) or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886 for a confidential discussion.

This podcast was reposted with the permission of RPC


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