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Dallas Woodrum

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US State Department Releases Contingent Waivers of Iran Extraterritorial Sanctions

On October 18, 2015, the day on which the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) became effective (“Adoption Day”), the U.S. Department of State (“State Department”) issued contingent waivers of certain extraterritorial...more

10/21/2015 - Banking Sector Energy Sector Export Controls Exports IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) OFAC SDN List US Department of State Waivers

Obama Administration Further Eases Restrictions to Aid Implementation of Cuba Policy

On Monday, September 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented amendments to the Cuban...more

9/23/2015 - BIS CACR Cuba EAR Economic Development Educational Institutions Financial Institutions Foreign Policy Obama Administration OFAC Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel U.S. Treasury

Russia Sanctions Update

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 29 parties to its Entity List, a...more

9/9/2015 - BIS Defense Sector EAR Energy Sector EU Executive Orders Export Controls National Security OFAC Oil & Gas Russia Sanctions SDN List U.S. Commerce Department

U.S. Department of Commerce Places Severe Export Restrictions on Russian Deepwater Oil and Gas Field

On August 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule adding the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, a Russian oil and gas field located in the Sea of Okhotsk, to its Entity...more

8/10/2015 - BIS EAR Energy Sector Export Controls Exports OFAC Oil & Gas Russia U.S. Commerce Department

OFAC Releases Crimea Sanctions Advisory

On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Crimea Sanctions Advisory highlighting certain practices that have been used to circumvent or evade U.S. sanctions...more

8/6/2015 - Financial Institutions OFAC Sanctions SDN List SSI List Ukraine

EU Extends Current Sanctions Against Russia and Crimea

Signaling increased tensions with Russia regarding its alleged intervention in eastern Ukraine, the European Union on June 19 and 22, 2015, took action extending sanctions targeting Russia and Crimea, including measures that...more

6/29/2015 - Crimea EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

U.S. Congress Passes Russia Sanctions Legislation

On Saturday, the U.S. Congress passed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 (H.R. 5859), which, once signed by the president, will impose or authorize broad sanctions on Russia’s energy and defense sectors and increase...more

12/17/2014 - Defense Sector Energy Sector Russia Sanctions Ukraine

New Sanctions Guidance Increases Due Diligence Burden on Companies

On August 13, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published guidance (“Revised Guidance”) that revises its 2008 guidance regarding how to treat entities that are owned or...more

8/18/2014 - Compliance Due Diligence Fifty Percent Rule OFAC Russia Sanctions Ukraine

United States and European Union Impose Broad Economic Sanctions Against Russia

On July 29, 2014, the United States and the European Union (EU) announced a significant expansion of sanctions against Russia in response to its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The measures introduced by...more

7/31/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Court Orders CFIUS to Increase Transparency but Rejects Review of Presidential Determination

A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit has prompted much speculation about possible changes to the traditionally opaque and secretive national security review process administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...more

7/22/2014 - CFIUS Exon-Florio Foreign Investment Transparency

Obama Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Key Russian Energy, Financial and Defense Companies; EU Considering Expanded...

The Obama Administration announced new sanctions on Wednesday, July 17, 2014, targeting key companies in Russia’s energy, financial and defense sectors, as well as other companies, regional separatist governments, and...more

7/18/2014 - Energy EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

EU, U.S., Ukraine and Russia Sign Pact to Deescalate Crisis, but Sanctions Threats Still Loom

On April 17, 2014, U.S., EU, Russian and Ukrainian representatives endorsed an agreement outlining initial steps to deescalate tensions in Ukraine. For the moment, the agreement may temporarily stall additional U.S. and EU...more

4/22/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine US

President Obama Signs Ukraine Bill Into Law

On April 3, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 (Public Law No. 113-95). The law includes new authority, not specifically...more

4/8/2014 - Barack Obama Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Certain Trade with Russia on Hold

The Obama administration announced this week that companies with pending license requests to export certain controlled dual-use goods or technology, defense articles or defense services to Russia will face an indefinite hold...more

3/31/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Trade Policy Ukraine

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