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About LSAA

Following Brexit, the United Kingdom has emerged as an independent player in the sanctions and export controls arena. Since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine alone, the British government has sanctioned more than 1,200 people and 120 businesses. But since the passage of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (SAMLA) in 2018, there has been only a handful of cases involving a sanctions designation brought before the High Court. Sanctions law in the UK is still rapidly developing.  

 

LSAA is as an independent group of experienced sanctions professionals seeking to help shape the UK’s rapidly developing sanctions and export controls framework. Its primary aim is to ensure that sanctions are defined clearly, imposed fairly, and minimally disruptive to legitimate commercial activity. We hope to be a cooperative and productive partner with Parliament, regulators, and industry leaders to create a just and efficient sanctions regime that achieves its foreign policy goals.

Co-Chairs

Josh Ray, OUTER TEMPLE CHAMBERS & CANDEY

Benjamin Wells, BELGRAVIA LAW

Board of Directors

Chloe-Jane Belton, HOWARD KENNEDY LLP

John Binns, BCL SOLICITORS LLP

Anousheh Bromfield, CLYDE & CO.

Mike Casey, WILSON SONSINI 

Peter Caldwell, DOUGHTY STREET CHAMBERS

Maia Cohen-Lask, CORKER BINNING

Iskander Fernandez, KENNEDYS

Alex Haines, OUTER TEMPLE CHAMBERS 

Duncan Henderson, CANDE

Pippa Hyde, MORVILLO ABRAMOWITZ

Steven Kay KC, 9BR CHAMBERS

Charles Kuhn, CLYDE & CO. 

Elliot Letts, STEPTOE INTERNATIONAL (UK) LLP

Shantanu Majumdar KC, RADCLIFFE CHAMBERS

Sophie O'Sullivan, OUTER TEMPLE CHAMBERS

Jessica Parker, CORKER BINNING

Rob Rathmell, KASOWITZ BENSON TORRES LLP 

Alexander Scard, KENNEDYS

Janina White, W&A LAW (LSAA Secretary)

Government Engagement Officer

Glen Samuel, CANDEY

Publications Editor

Ekaterina Gretchka, CANDEY

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