US announces sanctions against “servants” of Russian oligarchs
The sanctions will affect lawyers, lobbyists and even accountants and financial advisers.
The US Treasury explained that anti-Russian sanctions can be imposed not only against oligarchs, but also extended to affect those who advise them, i.e. lawyers, lobbyists and even accountants and financial advisors, reports The Times.
During the hearings in the Senate’s Banking Committee, US Deputy Finance Minister Mandelker explained that such an opportunity is available under the “Law on Counteracting US Enemies with Sanctions.”
If this is the case, legal and financial consulting to the Russians from Western firms will be in question.
It is to be recalled that a new set of sanctions against Russia is introduced in connection with the poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK. On August 22, the US State Department notified the Federal Register about them; today, the State Department was informed that the sanctions will come into force on August 27 after their publication.
Passion for raidership. Deripaska suffers from sanctions, wages legal battles for Trekhgornaya Manufaktura
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska has to defend his assets in the London court yet again. In addition to legal battles with Vladimir Potanin for Nornickel, he has to struggle with Vladimir Chernukhin, ex-Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, for Trekhgornaya Manufaktura. This litigation involves, aside from the money, women, mudslinging, corruption, and global politics.