Les Carnegie

Les Carnegie

Latham & Watkins LLP

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A Changing Landscape for US Importers of Defense Articles

ATF revises US Munitions Import List and extends term for import permits. On March 27, 2014, the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) published revisions to the US Munitions Import List...more

4/14/2014 - ATF Importers Permits US Munitions List

Ukraine Crisis: US Expands Sanctions to Target Certain Russian Business Interests, Broadens Framework For Future Sanctions

US blocks the property of one Russian bank and 20 individuals, and a new US Executive Order authorizes future sanctions against various Russian industries. In the latest round of US sanctions responding to the...more

3/24/2014 - Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis Update: US and EU Expand Sanctions

The US blocks the property of 11 persons, the EU freezes the assets of another 21 individuals, and a new US Executive Order authorizes future blocking actions. In response to the continuing political crisis in Ukraine and...more

3/19/2014 - EU Executive Orders Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis: US and EU Respond with Targeted Sanctions

A US Executive Order authorizes blocking property and the EU freezes assets of 18 individuals. In response to the political crisis in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have initiated a series of...more

3/11/2014 - EU Sanctions Ukraine

Iran’s Nuclear Agreement Negotiations Ease Certain US and EU Sanctions

Earlier this year, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had met its initial obligations under the Joint Plan of Action (Joint Plan) with the “P5+1” (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia,...more

2/13/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Nuclear Power

Iran Nuclear Agreement Negotiation Advances Trigger Limited Easing of US and EU Sanctions

Iran’s suspension of sensitive nuclear activities triggers temporary relaxation of certain sanctions, but most restrictions and an aggressive enforcement climate remain in place. On January 20, 2014, the International...more

1/29/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Nuclear Power

CFIUS 2012 Annual Report Reveals Increase in Chinese Filings and Notice Withdrawals

The 2012 Report underscores the continued imperative for foreign investors to consider CFIUS issues when contemplating relevant US acquisitions. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)...more

1/21/2014 - Acquisitions CFIUS China Foreign Corporations Foreign Investment Foreign Nationals

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