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Carter-Ruck status again confirmed for Public International Law by Legal 500

Carter-Ruck is again recommended for Public International Law, and the firm's Head of International Law Guy Martin appears in its Elite Leading Lawyers List as 'one of the foremost legal experts on sanctions'.

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Carter-Ruck ‘high quality’ International Arbitration position confirmed by Legal 500

Carter-Ruck has been recommended for its International Arbitration practice by one of the leading legal directories, Legal 500.

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Landmark $35 million refugee donation

Qatari businessman and philanthropist Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani has donated more than $35 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help provide aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and displaced Yemenis. 

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Carter-Ruck sponsoring the American Conference Institute 12th Annual Advanced Forum

Carter-Ruck is pleased to be sponsoring the 12th Annual Advanced Forum on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance at the American Conference Institute on 2-3 May 2019 in Washington DC. Guy Martin is on a panel discussing conflicts of law between the US and EU, and in particular the post-Brexit UK sanctions regime.

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Guy Martin: Special WorldECR Sanctions Report (December 2018)

Carter-Ruck's head of International Law and Sanctions expert Guy Martin provides an article and expert commentary for the December 2018 WorldECR Special Report (A World of Change). Guy's article, "Time to get to know the UK's Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018", looks at the UK's struggles in preparing for Brexit, with one key piece of legislation already in place and plugging a gap previously filled by EU law, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ('the Act') which received Royal Assent on 23 May.

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Carter-Ruck welcomes Francois Holmey to the International Department

International law specialists Carter-Ruck are pleased to announce the arrival of Associate François Holmey who joins from a leading global firm. Francois will primarily work with Senior Partner Cameron Doley in Carter-Ruck's International Department.

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Carter-Ruck recognised for Public International Law in Chambers & Partners UK

Guy Martin is highlighted in Chambers & Partners UK for his expertise in Public International Law with sources commenting 'he is extremely responsive, careful and diligent' and speak very highly of his sanctions expertise highlighting he is particularly experienced in the area of economic sanctions and also maintains a broader practice advising on PIL and human rights issues.

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Global Trade Review Q&A: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018

Global Trade Review published a Q&A with Charles Enderby Smith on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, which received Royal Assent and was passed into law on 23 May 2018. 

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Carter-Ruck and Guy Martin highly commended in leading sanctions awards

Carter-Ruck is proud to announce that our partner and Head of International Law Guy Martin, and our firm, have both been Highly Commended in this year’s awards from WorldECR, the leading journal for sanctions and export controls practitioners. The awards are in the respective categories of ‘Practitioner of the Year’ and ‘Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, Europe’.

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International Boxing Association Interim President Gafur Rakhimov Seeks Removal Of US Sanctions

Carter-Ruck has been instructed on behalf of Mr. Gafur Rakhimov, the Interim President of the International Boxing Association, who seeks to have his name removed from the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) "Specially Designated Nationals List" of individuals who have been sanctioned.

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Qatar Blockade - The Human Rights Consequences and Remedies Conference: Monday 12 March 2018

Partner and Head of Public International Law, Guy Martin will be participating as an expert panel member at an Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK Conference on Monday 12 March. Guy and the other panel members will be discussing the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt which is now into its eighth month. The discussion will focus on why it is essential to assess why steps have not been implemented to resolve the crisis.

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Guy Martin: Special WorldECR Sanctions Report (December 2017)

Carter-Ruck's Sanctions expert Guy Martin provides commentary for the Special WorldECR December 2017 Report (Sanctions: What next now?) and an article (assisted by Magali Sharma) on Targeted sanctions and the obligation to self-disclose dealings with potentially sanctioned individuals: UK, US, Japan.

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A New Dilemma For Lawyers: Will Sanctions Rules Force You To Report Your Clients?

A new set of regulations has been heavily criticised for putting professions in an impossible position - and at risk of a criminal penalty. Here Guy Martin, Carter-Ruck's Head of International Law, follows up on his recent interview in The Times and answers some pressing questions.

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New financial sanctions reporting requirements

Accountants, tax advisers, estate agents and other businesses need to be aware of the European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017 ("the Regulations") which came into force on 8th August 2017.

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