The Iran sanctions landscape is poised to change in early 2016, but US persons and US companies will see far fewer opportunities than their European counterparts.
On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 countries (the United...more
As deadline for nuclear agreement approaches, any easing of sanctions will be gradual, and global businesses will continue to face compliance and enforcement risks.
This Client Alert outlines the approaches the US...more
Ten key changes to US sanctions and export regulations for Cuba.
On January 15, 2015, the Departments of the Treasury and Commerce revised the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration...more
New US rules define scope of prohibitions and authorized activities, as Crimea region remains subject to broad US embargo and EU trade and investment restrictions.
On January 29 and 30, 2015, the US Department of...more
New regulations will facilitate trade and investment in Cuba, including air travel and telecommunications to and within the island.
On January 15, 2015, the Departments of the Treasury and Commerce revised the Cuban...more
While signalling a dramatic shift in the US-Cuba relationship, the President’s authority to lift sanctions is limited in several key respects.
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced that the United States will...more
On October 9, 2014 a team of US, Russia and UK based Latham & Watkins lawyers hosted “Managing Legal and Business Risks Under the Russia/Ukraine Sanctions: Views from the US, Europe and Moscow,” a webcast focusing on the...more
In This Issue:
- The 2014 LCIA Rules
- Latham & Watkins Secures Arbitral Award and Judgment When Respondent Fails to Post Full Security for Enforcement Stay
- Ukraine Crisis: A Recap of the Latest US and EU...more
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
The US and EU take coordinated action to broaden and align their Russia-related sanctions — which may evolve further depending on Ukraine peace plan progress.
On September 12, 2014, the US and the EU announced new and...more
The European Union (EU) enacted Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 (the Regulation), which contains ‘Stage 3’ sanctions against Russia. These sanctions resemble – but in other ways are different – from the latest US...more
The EU’s “Stage 3” sanctions restrict exports to the Russian military, exports of certain technologies for the oil industry, and certain Russian State-owned banks’ access to EU capital markets.
New EU Measures Target...more
US extends sanctions to three Russian banks, a shipbuilding company and exports of energy sector items to Russia; EU announces similar measures.
Additional OFAC Designations -
On July 29, 2014, the U.S....more
US announces “sectoral” sanctions on major banks and energy companies, adds to the Specially Designated Nationals list; European Council considers additional sanctions.
On July 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of the...more
In This Issue:
-The ABCs of Arbitrating Outside of the New York Convention
- Leading International Arbitration Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in Paris
- US Supreme Court Revives International Arbitration...more
The US expands sanctions and tightens controls on exports to Russia and Crimea.
On April 28, 2014, the White House announced expanded sanctions against Russian government officials and companies. The Obama...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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