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Middle East

The UN’s Special Rapporteur, Alena Douhan, has issued a stark warning on the consequences of over-compliance with sanctions. Douhan notes resorting to extreme measures to reduce legal, business, and regulatory risk has become tempting as governments issue more unilateral sanctions.  […]

UAE regulator the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced a new regulatory framework for whistleblowing that will enable those reporting misconduct to access better protection. Comprehensive whistleblower protections and processes are a cornerstone of anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and […]

Due to its status as a financial hub, money laundering in Dubai is a concern that must be taken seriously by financial institutions. Learn how to comply.

Guide to money laundering in Dubai, and the importance of Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) One of the most important financial hubs in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, Dubai hosts a range of international business interests in […]

Syria sanctions

Economic sanctions against Syria are a response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons against civilians and its sponsorship of terrorist groups. Numerous governments currently maintain Syria sanctions programs, which entail a variety of economic restrictions including trade embargoes, […]