Jonathan M. Epstein

Jonathan M. Epstein

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

Impact of Iran Accord on International Business - Briefing the "C" Suite on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

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

7/16/2015 - Banking Sector Banks C-Suite Executives China Compliance Corporate Counsel EU Foreign Corporations France IAEA Imports Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) OFAC Oil & Gas Petrochemicals Russia SDN List U.N. Security Council UK United Nations

U.S. Imposes Further Sanctions on Russia and the Crimea Region - President Obama's Executive Order Mainly Targets the Activities...

Executive Order Relating to the Crimea Region - On Dec. 19, 2014, in a step coordinated with similar sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU), President Obama issued a new Executive Order targeting the Crimea...more

12/29/2014 - Banking Sector Barack Obama Crimea Defense Sector Energy Sector Executive Orders Exports OFAC Popular Russia Sanctions SDN List UFSA Ukraine

U.S. Begins Easing Cuba Embargo: New Opportunities and Challenges - The Embargo Changes Will Most Likely Be Phased-In as Opposed...

On Dec. 17, 2014, President Obama announced the United States will re-establish normal diplomatic relations with Cuba and that certain economic sanctions will be eased. Notwithstanding the media frenzy implying that the...more

12/24/2014 - Barack Obama Cuba Embargo Foreign Policy Sanctions Trade Relations

Fifth Round of Sanctions Target Certain Russian Banks, Energy Companies and Arms Manufacturers

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a fifth round of designations imposing limited sanctions on two Russian banks and two major Russian energy companies. OFAC also designated and blocked the assets of...more

7/18/2014 - Banks Energy Foreign Policy OFAC Russia Sanctions

Coping With Rapidly Expanding U.S. Sanctions On Russia

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issues the fourth round of designations blocking the assets of seven additional Russian individuals as well as 13 Russian companies, including several Russian banks....more

5/14/2014 - OFAC Privacy Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

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

Crisis in Ukraine: U.S. Imposes Targeted Sanctions

This morning, President Obama issued an Executive Order authorizing the blocking of property and imposition of visa bans on persons threatening stability in Ukraine. Initially, the U.S. will likely target for sanctions only...more

3/7/2014 - EU Executive Orders Foreign Policy Sanctions

Placing Your Aircraft with an Aircraft Charter-Management Company

The management, operation and maintenance of a business aircraft is a complex and expensive undertaking. Although some aircraft owners may be able to hire experienced pilots and mechanics, a good charter-manager brings...more

10/2/2013 - Aviation Contracts Aviation Industry Conflicts of Interest FAA IRS Tax Planning

Major Changes to U.S. Export Laws Go into Effect October 15, 2013: Is Your Company Ready?

New rules implementing export control reforms become effective October 15, 2013. The keystone of these reform efforts is to transfer jurisdiction of less sensitive military items currently controlled under the International...more

8/6/2013 - Export Controls Exports New Legislation U.S. Commerce Department US Munitions List

Expanded U.S. Sanctions on Iran Effective July 1, 2013

President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that goes into effect July 1, 2013. The Executive Order targets new areas of the Iranian economy for sanctions, including exchange transactions involving Iranian Rials and...more

6/7/2013 - Barack Obama Executive Orders IFCA Iran Sanctions Middle East OFAC

Iran Sanctions Update

The United States continues to impose additional layers of sanctions on Iran. The rate of change and complexity of U.S. sanctions laws present challenges, particularly where these sanctions have extraterritorial effect on the...more

1/16/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Export Controls Exports Foreign Banks Foreign Exchanges IFCPA Iran Sanctions Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act NDAA OFAC Sanctions SEC Subsidiaries

Iran Sanctions: U.S. Bans Foreign Subsidiaries of U.S. Companies from Doing Business with Iran

President Obama issued an Executive Order on Oct. 9, 2012, implementing recent legislation barring foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies from engaging in most transactions with Iran and making the U.S. parent companies...more

10/11/2012 - Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act OFAC Sanctions

Iran Sanctions: U.S. Significantly Expands Sanctions Against Iran Considerably Limiting Trade in Petroleum Products to and from...

In the last few weeks, the United States has significantly ratcheted-up sanctions against Iran with a new presidential Executive Order and new legislation. Together, these new sanctions substantially restrict the types of...more

8/27/2012 - Executive Orders Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act Middle East NDAA Sanctions Shipping

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