Sanction law

Sanctions law individual

for businesses

Sanctions lists are increasingly being drawn up at national and international level. Placement on such a list does not depend on any criminal suspicion or conviction. Well-known lists are the sanctions lists of the UN and the European Union and the national terrorism list. Being placed on such a list can have far-reaching consequences for the individual: bank balances may be frozen, travel restrictions may be imposed and individuals on lists such as these may frequently be subject to other restrictions too. Family members, friends, employers and others can also be impacted, for example because they may no longer give money to that person, or because they are on the receiving end of negative opinions. 

It is possible to appeal against placement on a sanctions list. The process to be followed will depend on which sanctions regime applies. Such proceedings are highly specialized in nature and require the assistance of an specialist.

Sanctions law business


Sanctions can have far-reaching consequences: bank balances may be frozen, travel restrictions may be imposed and citizenship may even be withdrawn. Doing business, knowingly or unknowingly, with partners who have been placed on a sanctions list can lead to high fines or even criminal prosecution.

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Prakken d'Oliveira, formerly known as Böhler, is a law firm with expertise and experience in asylum and immigration law, European law, administrative law, international criminal law and human rights. Our lawyers provide advice and conduct procedures before the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the Dutch Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the District- and Appeals courts, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (UN), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and other international tribunals.