About this Talk

Unraveling Kleptocracy: Charting the Companies under Russian Oligarch Control and Investigating Their Connections to Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. In the wake of the military invasion of Ukraine, governments worldwide swiftly implemented an increasing number of restrictive measures targeting Russian individuals and entities. These measures have created an urgent need to enhance our understanding of the global assets held by Russian oligarchs. This research delves into the preliminary results of a large-scale analysis focused on examining the companies controlled by Russian entities subject to sanctions in various European countries. The study aims to shed light on several key aspects, including: (a) The geographic distribution of these firms, revealing the countries, regions, and economic sectors in which they operate. (b) The intricate mechanisms through which these firms are controlled, encompassing corporate ownership structures, holding companies, and intermediary jurisdictions employed to exert control over these entities. (c) An exploration of the ownership and governance schemes employed by these firms investigating potential implications of money laundering, financial crime, and the circumvention of sanctions.

18 October 2023, 05:30 PM

05:30 PM - 06:45 PM

About The Speakers

Leo Lin

Leo Lin

Director, Institute for Asian Crime and Security - USA.


Edoardo Fiora

Edoardo Fiora

Director, K2 Integrity

Director of Strategic Intelligence at K2 Integrity, co-author of Intelligence Finanziaria, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Jorge M. Lasmar

Jorge M. Lasmar


Teun van Ruitenburg

Teun van Ruitenburg

Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement

Postdoctoral Researcher


Rashmi Singh

Dr. Rashmi Singh

PUC Minas


Mirko Nazzari

Mirko Nazzari

Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate in Criminology, Transcrime - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate in Criminology, Transcrime-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Giovanni Nicolazzo

Giovanni Nicolazzo

Ph.D. candidate in Criminology, Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth


Thom Snaphaan

Thom Snaphaan

Senior Researcher, Avans University of Applied Sciences