July 14, 2022

Part 2: Sanctions and Seizures: Federal Investigations of Oligarchs, Real Estate, Banks and More

Holland & Knight Webinar

Holland & Knight hosted Part 2 of its two-part webinar series on U.S. sanctions and federal investigations affecting the New York real estate market. During this discussion, attorneys Stuart Saft, Jonathan Halpern, Antonia Tzinova and Erin Goodman provided updates that have occurred since Part 1as well as offer best practices in navigating compliance issues.

With the evolving situation in Ukraine, the federal government has made Russian sanctions enforcement a pressing national imperative. Prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice and regulators from the U.S. Department of the Treasury are drilling down on real estate deals, banking relationships and luxury assets for possible oligarch connections.

Topics included:

  • update on Russian sanctions and government seizure of assets
  • legal and factual grounds for seizure warrants
  • frozen vs. seized assets
  • evolving legislation on seized or frozen assets
  • best practices

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