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EU clarifies Russian sanctions

This alert follows our previous alerts on the Russia/Ukraine sanctions. On 5 December 2014, the European Commission published Regulation 1290/2014 (the Amending Regulation) with effect from 6 December 2014. This...more

12/15/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

The Joint Plan of Action: A Recap of the Easing Of Sanctions Against Iran By The United States And European Union

On 24 November 2013, an agreement was reached between the E3+3 (also known as the P5+1, and which includes the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France and Germany) and Iran....more

12/10/2014 - Asset Freeze Automotive Industry Banking Sector EU Iran Sanctions JPOA Oil & Gas P5+1 Nations Petrochemicals Rare Earth Metals Sanctions SDN List

Iran: limited sanctions relief extended to 30 June 2015

In January 2014, both the EU and U.S. brought into force measures which temporarily suspended and relaxed (for an initial period of six months) some of the sanctions in place against Iran. This reflected the Joint Plan of...more

12/1/2014 - EU Iran Iran Sanctions JPOA P5+1 Nations

Overview of the U.S. and EU Sanctions on Russia

Over the past six months, the United States and the European Union have coordinated efforts through sanctions and trade controls to respond to Russian activity in Crimea and Ukraine. Following a long series of incremental...more

10/6/2014 - Asset Freeze BIS Defense Sector Energy Sector EU Export Controls OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List Travel Ban Ukraine

Sanctions Update: European Union imposes further measures in respect of Russia/Ukraine

This morning, the EU published further sanctions to increase the pressure on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine. The new measures add to the already complex restrictions in place and should be carefully considered....more

9/15/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Sanctions Update: Ukraine, Crimea and Sevastopol—the Ukrainian Parliament, the EU and the U.S. impose further measures

This Alert follows our previous alerts on the Russia/Ukraine sanctions available on our website. July continued to be a busy time as the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), the EU and the United States intensified...more

8/5/2014 - Asset Freeze EU Export Administration Regulations Export Controls OFAC Oil & Gas Ports Russia Sanctions SDN List Shipping SSI List Technology Travel Ban Ukraine Vessels

Iran: limited sanctions relief extended to 24 November 2014

January 2014, both the EU and U.S. brought into force measures which temporarily suspended and relaxed (for a period of six months, to end on 20 July 2014) some of the sanctions in place against Iran. This reflected the Joint...more

7/29/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East Sanctions

July Sanctions Update: Ukraine and Iran

We have set out below a summary of the recent changes in respect of the Ukraine as well as an update on the position regarding the “Joint Plan of Action” in respect of Iran....more

7/18/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Sanctions Ukraine

Crisis in the Crimea: Sanctions Update

United States further measures - In response to the Russian Federation’s continued actions in southern and eastern Ukraine, the United States added seventeen entities and seven Russian officials and related persons to...more

4/30/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Sanctions Update - Iran: Easing of sanctions by the United States and European Union

The "Joint Plan of Action" reached between the United Kingdom ("UK"), the United States ("U.S."), Germany, France, Russia and China (collectively known as the "E3+3") and Iran in November 2013 envisaged a two-step process in...more

1/23/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions UK

Indonesian government imposes partially eased ban on ore exports

The Indonesian government had been due to enforce an effective ban on the export of unprocessed mineral ores from 12 January 2014. It now appears that the ban will be more restricted than originally planned and aimed...more

1/13/2014 - Export Controls Exports Minerals Natural Resources Trade Policy

Sanctions Update -- December 2013

Iran: Easing of sanctions by the United States (“US”) and European Union (“EU”) - On 24 November 2013, a joint commission of the United Kingdom ("UK"), the United States, Germany, France, Russia and China (collectively...more

12/5/2013 - EU Iran Sanctions Joint Plan of Action Nuclear Power Sanctions Syria Trade Policy UK

Is payment of hire a condition: a long-standing controversy resolved

Kuwait Rocks Co v AMN Bulkcarriers Inc (The Astra) [2013] EWHC 865 (Comm) - On 18 April 2013, Flaux J handed down his judgment in Kuwait Rocks Co v AMN Bulkcarriers Inc (The Astra). The judgment provides long-awaited...more

4/19/2013 - Commercial Contracts Damages Failure To Pay Hiring & Firing Loss of Income Terms and Conditions

Sanctions Update

This alert follows on from our client alert of 7 January 2013, relating to the implementation of Council Regulation (EU) No. 1263/2012 against Iran, which can be found here. The year 2013 will inevitably bring further...more

1/29/2013 - Iran Sanctions Sanctions

Iran - Sanctions Update: Council Regulation 1263/2012

This alert is an update on the position set out in our client alert of 22 October 2012 (the "October Alert"), which can be found here. ( Please see below for link.)...more

1/7/2013 - EU Iran Sanctions Natural Gas Oil & Gas Sanctions

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