What are international sanctions?



In recent years, international sanctions have become more prevalent, with China, Cuba, Venezuela, Hong Kong and Russia just a few of the countries upon which new sanctions have been imposed. These changing sanctions can cause complex regulatory risks to businesses that are difficult to manage. In this video, discover what sanctions are, their widespread effect on whole sectors of business, and how they can sometimes lead to contradictions in international law.

Professor’s bio

Jose María Viñals is partner in Squire Patton Boggs, in the International Trade team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a qualified lawyer, with a focus on internationalization and a well-established sanctions practice. He has been active in the fields of FDI and international commerce, as well as Project Finance, investment protection and more recently FinTech. He currently teaches E-Commerce, Digitalization and Trade Innovation at IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs. 

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