Regulatory & International Trade | RIT
Helping Businesses Clear Regulatory Hurdles in Europe
Regulatory & International Trade | RIT
Regulatory & International Trade | RIT
Helping Businesses Clear Regulatory Hurdles in Europe

Michal Chajdukowski

Michal Chajdukowski focuses his practice on a range of regulatory and trade related matters. Drawing on his experience in financial regulation, he guides national and multi-national clients through the complexity of the UK and EU sanctions regimes and export controls, with a keen eye to cross-border commercial transactions.

Spotlight on the “Partner Countries” Exemption from Sanctions against Russia


By , , , , , , , and on Jun 7, 2024
Posted In Sanctions & Export Control

From June 20, 2024, EU companies with a presence in Russia will no longer be able to rely on the “partner countries” exemption and will be required to obtain, or rely on, a licence to provide business services and/or software to their Russian entities. Competent authorities of the EU Member States responsible for granting licences...

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New UK Securitisation Framework | Regulators Publish Final Rules


By , , , , , , and on May 17, 2024
Posted In United Kingdom

On 30 April 2024, the FCA and the PRA published their respective policy statements (PS24/4 [1] by the FCA and PS7/24[2] by the PRA) in response to feedback received on their proposed draft rules on securitisations, which were presented in 2023 (CP23/17[3] and CP15/23[4]). The new UK securitisation framework seeks to repeal and replace retained EU law in the...

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European Union Criminalizes Violations of Sanctions


By , and on May 2, 2024
Posted In Sanctions & Export Control

As announced in our last Quarterly Sanctions Update, on April 12, 2024 the Council of the European Union adopted a directive criminalizing sanctions violation at the European Union (EU) level. In this post, we provide a summary of the key provisions of this directive, to be followed by a second post focusing on its potential...

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Quarterly Sanctions Update | Q1 2024


By , and on Apr 8, 2024
Posted In Sanctions & Export Control, Trade Control & Customs

The EU and the UK continue in their efforts of tightening sanctions against Russia, particularly in the context of the second anniversary of the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the sudden death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In this Quarterly Sanctions Update, McDermott Sanctions and Export Controls team summarizes the most recent and...

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