John Forrest

John Forrest

Dechert LLP

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US, EU and Russia Swap Sanctions

President Obama issued yet another new Executive Order (E.O.) blocking property of additional Russian persons the U.S. Government holds responsible for the situation in Ukraine on 20 March 2014. For its part, on 21 March...more

3/26/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

US and EU Impose Additional Sanctions on Russia

The United States and the European Union imposed new targeted sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian political figures viewed as responsible for undermining Ukrainian sovereignty on 17 March 2014. Both the EU and U.S. have made...more

3/26/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Russian Trade and Economic Sanctions Draw Even Closer

Trade and economic sanctions against Russia now look unavoidable unless diplomatic efforts can be revived. As such, it is now an important opportunity for companies to assess, and to start thinking about possible plans to...more

3/14/2014 - Asset Freeze EU Sanctions Ukraine

Iranian Sanctions – Joint Action Plan is Implemented in EU

Background - Implementation of the Joint Action Plan agreed between the E3/EU+3 in October 2013 by suspending certain sanctions against Iran in relation to nuclear proliferation began on 20 January 2014. This...more

1/27/2014 - EU Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East Nuclear Power Oil & Gas

Export Control: Transparency in Export Licensing

The UK Government is determined to increase transparency and public accountability on export control issues. The Government's “Transparency Initiative” aims to make public, information regarding so-called “open” export...more

8/6/2013 - Export Controls Licenses Transparency UK

Joint Ventures: Sanctions and Corruption Risks

Expansion into both new and emerging markets is a continuing trend for companies across many industry sectors. In a number of jurisdictions, local law restricts foreign companies from establishing wholly owned subsidiaries -...more

7/26/2013 - Corruption DOJ Joint Venture Risk Assessment Sanctions SEC Subsidiaries UK Bribery Act

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