Michael Okane

Michael O’Kane on Channel 4: how does the government work out who to sanction?

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Peters & Peters’ Senior Partner explains: the test is a low one and could hit a lot of people across a wide range of industries.   View here from 31:06 (3 March 2022).

Anna Bradshaw on BBC Radio Bristol discussing the severity of sanctions adopted against Russia

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Sanctions expert Anna Bradshaw appears on BBC Radio Bristol discussing the approach the West has taken to impose sanctions in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Listen here from 52:59.

Charlotte Tregunna moderates AIJA Webinar on INTERPOL and Human Rights

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On Tuesday 22nd of February 2022, Charlotte Tregunna moderated the AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) webinar entitled INTERPOL: What has it achieved and what does its future look like from a human rights perspective? Charlotte interviewed Rutsel Martha, former General Counsel of INTERPOL and moderated the panel discussion which explored a range of topics […]

Kremlin-linked oligarchs likely to have restructured corporate assets: Michael O’Kane in The Independent

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Michael O’Kane says Kremlin-linked oligarchs have had time to get their liquid assets out of the US, UK, and Europe to somewhere safer. “The sanctions come very late, and many of them will have taken steps to protect themselves”. Read more.

Dr Anna Bradshaw

RUSI podcast: What are the wider challenges related to sanctions in the context of the Russia – Ukraine Crisis? Anna Bradshaw explains

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Sanctions expert and RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) Associate Fellow, Anna Bradshaw discusses the role sanctions play, the wider challenges related to sanctions and their use, and where the future of sanctions lie in the context of the current Russia-Ukraine crisis. Listen here.

Jonathan Tickner and Caroline Timoney in The Times: “£4bn of Covid fraud cannot be brushed under the carpet”

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In the latest twist to the Covid loans saga, MPs on the public accounts committee have damned HM Revenue & Customs for “ignorance and inaction” over the £4billion of fraud effectively “written off”.  Fraudulent shell companies registered in the UK are alleged to be many of the recipients of these loans.  Read more.

Michael Okane

Can sanctions stop Putin? Michael O’Kane explains

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Just before Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Michael O’Kane engages in a panel discussion about the impact of western sanctions on Russia.

Peters & Peters

“Most would agree the NHS is quite stretched enough”: Jonathan Tickner quoted in the Pharma press on the High Court decision in Secretary of State for Health v Servier

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Our Head of Fraud and Commercial Disputes Jonathan Tickner has been quoted in the pharma and legal press on Monday’s High Court ruling against Servier’s attempt to limit damages for infringement of competition law in the sale and supply a blood pressure drug.   Jonathan, who is acting for the Secretary of State for Health […]

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Sanctions experts on the radio: Michael O’Kane and Anna Bradshaw hit the airwaves on the Russia-Ukraine crisis

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As Putin escalates, Michael O’Kane and Anna Bradshaw are on air explaining how sanctions work and what could happen next.   LBC – 45:20 BBC Radio 5 – 17:28 BBC Radio Kent – 3:21:05 BBC Radio Humberside – 2:17:40    

Jonathan Tickner

Major victory for NHS in 11 year claim against French pharma giant Servier over blood pressure drug

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In a major victory for the NHS, the High Court in London ruled on 21 February 2022 against attempts by French pharmaceutical giant Servier to limit damages it owes for serious infringements of competition law in the sale and supply of a widely prescribed blood pressure drug. The 109-page judgment by Mr Justice Roth is […]