Donald Smith

Donald Smith

K&L Gates LLP

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U.S. Government Implements Cuba Policy Changes

On January 16, 2015, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”), and the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), each published regulations implementing the...more

1/26/2015 - Amended Regulation Banking Sector Barack Obama BIS CACR Cuba Embargo Executive Orders Export Administration Regulations Export Controls Exports Imports OFAC Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel Permits U.S. Treasury

Sanctions Relating to Russia Imposed by the U.S., EU, Australia and Japan - A Snapshot of Where We Are Now

Since early March 2014, a number of countries have imposed various types of sanctions against Russia and certain persons in Ukraine in connection with events in Ukraine. We have issued a series of updates covering, in...more

10/13/2014 - Asset Freeze Australia Banking Sector BIS Defense Sector EAR Energy Sector EU ITAR Japan OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List Travel Ban Ukraine

Update on U.S. Sanctions Relating to Ukraine

U.S. Sanctions - On September 12, the United States, in coordination with the EU, imposed additional sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine. Specifically... - the Office of Foreign Assets...more

9/23/2014 - Banking Sector BIS Defense Sector Energy Sector Export Controls OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List U.S. Treasury Ukraine

United States and European Union Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions

On July 16, 2014, the United States ratcheted up its sanctions on Russia in connection with escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine. Specifically, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)...more

7/22/2014 - Banking Sector BIS Energy Sector OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List U.S. Treasury Ukraine

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

Following the agreement between G7 leaders on 25 April to promptly impose additional sanctions on Russia as it has failed to deliver on its Geneva commitments, the EU and the U.S. have now added new individuals and entities...more

4/30/2014 - BIS EU European Commission Frozen Assets OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List Ukraine Visas

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine

On 14 April 2014, the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers identified four additional individuals as responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds and added them to the list, subject to restrictive measures in view of the...more

4/23/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

On Sunday, Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine. The EU and U.S., which consider Sunday’s referendum in Crimea to be illegal, retaliated with sanctions. The nature of these is set out below as a further update to the Alert...more

3/19/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

As the tension in the Ukraine continues, particularly in relation to Crimea, foreign investors in the region will be monitoring developments with some concern. In addition to unrest on the ground in the Ukraine, both...more

3/10/2014 - Bilateral Investment Treaties EU Executive Orders Russia Sanctions Ukraine

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