WEBINAR: Opportunities for the confiscation of sanctioned assets.

Online event: 3 November 2022, 16:00 – 17:15 CET
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Sanctions imposed on Russian individuals in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 once again highlighted the issue of the vast amount of assets of illicit origin that are hidden across Western jurisdictions.      

One of the central policy questions that emerged into the spotlight in response to calls for confiscating assets frozen under these sanctions is how to do so effectively and timely while respecting the rule of law.

Past attempts by the European Union to facilitate the recovery of sanctioned assets after the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and Ukraine brought only modest results. Therefore, as policy-makers try to come up with new legislation and initiatives, past learnings and existing legal pathways should not be forgotten.

In this webinar, we would like to look at the lessons learnt from the past in confiscating sanctioned assets, at how new initiatives can remedy existing challenges, as well as at ways in which countries are already attempting to confiscate Russian and other foreign assets.


  • Sara Brimbeuf (Head of Advocacy for Illicit Financial Flows, Transparency International France)
  • Pierre Minoves (Policy Officer, Freeze and Seize Task Force, European Commission)
  • Maria Nizzero (Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute)
  • Tetiana Shevchuk (Asset Recovery Expert, Anti-Corruption Action Centre Ukraine)

Introduction and moderation by Lucia Cizmaziova (Policy & Research Manager, Civil Forum for Asset Recovery)

Discussion by the panellists will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

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