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Sanctions lawyer warns about loopholes in EU's oil embargo against Russia

In a few months, the EU’s oil embargo against Russia will take effect. But tanker carriers still risk ending up importing Russian oil to the union, lawyer specializing in sanctions says.

Anders Amstrup Fournais advises companies across the world on sanctions – not least those against Russia. | Photo: Hafnia Law Firm

When the EU’s embargo against Russian oil and oil products come fully into force in February 2023, it will – at least on paper – entail a total halt on imports to the European market.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the end of Russian oil within the union.

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