Farid Hekmat

Farid Hekmat

Holland & Knight LLP

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Implications of the Iran Accord for the Maritime Industry

On July 14, 2015, the U.S., France, China, Russia, United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union (EU) entered into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran after years of difficult negotiations. Iran agreed...more

7/22/2015 - China EU Council of Ministers France Human Rights IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Non-US Entities Nuclear Weapons Obama Administration Offshore Drilling Russia Sanctions SDN List UK UN Security Council

Commerce Reissues BE-13 Reporting Requirements for Foreign Businesses

Although the BE-13 requirements for foreign companies investing in the United States should be old news by now, there are an increasing number of questions on this issue. The new regulations were put in place in 2014, and...more

5/15/2015 - Acquisitions BEA FOIA Foreign Corporations Foreign Direct Investment Form BE-13 Reporting Requirements U.S. Commerce Department

Crisis in Ukraine: U.S. Imposes Additional Sanctions Targeting President Putin's Inner Circle

The United States has blocked the assets of a number of senior Russian officials considered to be part of President Putin's inner circle as well as the assets of one Russian bank owned by targeted officials. U.S. companies...more

3/25/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Federal Maritime Commission Proposes New Rules for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries

On May 31, 2013, the United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a wide-ranging proposed rulemaking significantly affecting the licensing, financial responsibility and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries...more


USTR Accepting Public Comments Regarding WTO Dispute with Argentina

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a request for public comment regarding a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute with Argentina. The United States, along with other trading partners such as Japan and...more

9/6/2012 - USTR WTO

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