Lisa Mason

Lisa Mason

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Sanctions Update: Ukraine, Crimea and Sevastopol—the Ukrainian Parliament, the EU and the U.S. impose further measures

This Alert follows our previous alerts on the Russia/Ukraine sanctions available on our website. July continued to be a busy time as the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), the EU and the United States intensified...more

8/5/2014 - Asset Freeze EU Export Administration Regulations Export Controls OFAC Oil & Gas Ports Russia Sanctions SDN List Shipping SSI List Technology Travel Ban Ukraine Vessels

Iran: limited sanctions relief extended to 24 November 2014

January 2014, both the EU and U.S. brought into force measures which temporarily suspended and relaxed (for a period of six months, to end on 20 July 2014) some of the sanctions in place against Iran. This reflected the Joint...more

7/29/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East Sanctions

July Sanctions Update: Ukraine and Iran

We have set out below a summary of the recent changes in respect of the Ukraine as well as an update on the position regarding the “Joint Plan of Action” in respect of Iran....more

7/18/2014 - Foreign Policy Iran Sanctions Ukraine

Sanctions Update - Iran: Easing of sanctions by the United States and European Union

The "Joint Plan of Action" reached between the United Kingdom ("UK"), the United States ("U.S."), Germany, France, Russia and China (collectively known as the "E3+3") and Iran in November 2013 envisaged a two-step process in...more

1/23/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions UK

Sanctions Update -- December 2013

Iran: Easing of sanctions by the United States (“US”) and European Union (“EU”) - On 24 November 2013, a joint commission of the United Kingdom ("UK"), the United States, Germany, France, Russia and China (collectively...more

12/5/2013 - EU Iran Sanctions Joint Plan of Action Nuclear Power Sanctions Syria Trade Policy UK

Revised MARPOL Annex V: An Update

In January changes to the way in which Cargo residues were classified came into effect by way of changes to MARPOL Annex V. These changes were met with some concern by both charterers and owners in that any residues of cargo...more

8/15/2013 - Hazardous Substances HME MARPOL Annex V Ports Shipping Waste Disposal

North American Grain: key differences between standard forms (2)

This client alert is the second of a two-part series relating to the use of the standard form contract published by the North American Grain Export Association (NAEGA)....more

5/10/2013 - Contract Drafting Exports

North American Grain: key differences between standard forms

The North American grain market has experienced considerable difficulties in recent years. Severe droughts caused by record heats in 2011-2012 resulted in low yields and a deterioration in the quality of key crops such as...more

4/16/2013 - Commodities Grain Market Standard Forms

Jackson Reform Implementation Imminent

Billed as the most wide-ranging changes to the civil litigation system since 1999, radical reforms following a review by Lord Justice Jackson will come into effect in England and Wales on 1st April 2013....more

3/28/2013 - Conditional-Fee Agreements Cost-Containment Damages-Based Agreements Disclosure Requirements Discovery EU Expert Witness Legal Costs Settlement

Revised MARPOL Annex V: Just Who Should Take Out the Trash?

Following a review by the Correspondence Group established by the Marine Environment Protection Committee in 2006, various amendments to MARPOL Annex V Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships took...more

3/11/2013 - HME MARPOL Annex V

Sanctions Update

This alert follows on from our client alert of 7 January 2013, relating to the implementation of Council Regulation (EU) No. 1263/2012 against Iran, which can be found here. The year 2013 will inevitably bring further...more

1/29/2013 - Iran Sanctions Sanctions

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