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on assignment, Moscow


The latest developments at Alaco, how the press is covering our work and details of our appearances at events and in the media.


Alaco Sanctions Guide - November

Alaco sanctions guide for November is now out. It is another month of interesting developments in the sanctions arena including new potential US measures targeting Nord Stream, which could provide an early test for the Biden administration's focus on collaboration with allies. more >

In conversation with….:John F. Jungclaussen

Alaco is hosting a webinar discussion on Thursday 4th November at 18:00 (GMT). The webinar will feature guest speaker John F. Jungclaussen, a German journalist and historian and the former London correspondent of Die Zeit, the leading German weekly newspaper. John will be discussing the legacy of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, the likely make-up and policy platform of an SPD-led coalition, and its potential impact on pan-European policy, economics and international relations. more >

Sudan: Out from the cold and open for business?

Alaco, in conjunction with Menas Associates, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 20th October, 14:00 (BST) to discuss Sudan following the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year dictatorship. more >

ThoughtLeaders4 | Fire - September 24th

Join us on September 24 for a workshop on asset recovery led by Alaco’s Nikos Asimakopoulos and Kobre & Kim’s Jason Masimore, part of ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE | TL4FIRE's Welcome Back Summit at Syon Park, London. “State-Assisted Asset Recovery” will explore when lawyers perform the function of law enforcement bodies and use the state to trace, freeze and recover assets. more >

Alaco Sanctions Guide - September

Key sanctions developments in September include further US, EU and UK measures against Belarus which target the government and business sectors and the continued targeting of alleged human rights abusers in Nicaragua and Cuba by the US. There has also been speculation over whether Afghanistan will be formally sanctioned following its takeover by the Taliban: more >

Alaco Analytics - Crypto-backed property purchases are on the rise among first-time buyers

A great article from Henry Burrows of Alaco Analytics on the rise of crypto assets being used in property transactions, and the regulatory hurdles to be overcome. more >

Alaco is delighted to sponsor ThoughtLeaders4’s first in-person event of the year

Alaco is delighted to sponsor ThoughtLeaders4’s first in-person event of the year on 23rd and 24th September. The event will host workshops led by a multitude of experts including Alaco’s Nikos Asimakopoulos who will be leading a workshop on “Asset Recovery Against States” with our good friend Jason Masimore at Kobre & Kim. Dan McCrum, FT’s lead investigative journalist on Wirecard will be a keynote speaker, amongst many others. A great chance to meet with contacts old and new across the industry, face to face. more >

Alaco Sanctions Guide - August

Alaco Sanctions Guide: Key sanctions developments this month include a joint statement of intent by the US and Germany that they will continue to sanction malign Russian actors in spite of the recent Nord Stream 2 agreement, as well as a raft of high-profile designations. more >

Will the Sahel become ‘Africa’s Afghanistan’?

Alaco, in conjunction with Menas Associates, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 21st July, 14:00 (BST). The discussion will focus on the Sahel security crisis currently escalating across Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso — and which threatens to spread to other parts of the continent and become ‘Africa’s Afghanistan’. more >

In conversation with….:Dr. Mark Galeotti

Alaco are hosting a webinar discussion on Thursday 8th July, 18:00 (BST). The webinar will feature guest speaker Dr. Mark Galeotti, London-based lecturer and writer on transnational crime and Russian security affairs and director of the consultancy Mayak Intelligence. more >

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