Matthew West

Matthew West

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U.S. Imposes additional sanctions targeting Russian individuals and a financial institution; Executive order sets the stage for...

President Obama announced Thursday the imposition of sanctions on additional senior Russian officials and a Russian bank over the annexation of Crimea. On the same day, the President also issued a new Executive Order that...more

3/24/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

US and EU Sanction Russian and Ukrainian Officials

On March 17, 2014, the United States, working in coordination with the European Union (“EU”), imposed new sanctions on prominent officials of the Russian Federation (“Russia”) in response to Russia’s policies toward the...more

3/20/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Exports from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Recently there has been much speculation around the prospects for independent oil exports from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the easing of international sanctions against Iran. These events continue to cause uncertainty...more

2/18/2014 - Department of State Energy Iran Sanctions Oil & Gas

U.S. and EU Post Implementation of Joint Plan of Action for Temporary Iran Sanctions Relief

On January 12th, 2014, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (“P5+1”) along with Iran arrived at a technical understanding for implementation of the agreed-upon Joint Plan of Action (“JPOA”)...more

1/27/2014 - EU Iran Sanctions Joint Plan of Action SDN List

Agreement on Iran Modifies International Sanctions

On November 23, 2013 the White House announced the outlines of a six-month deal reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (“P5+1”) intended to curb certain aspects of the...more

12/30/2013 - Foreign Policy Iran Sanctions Middle East

New Export Control Rules for Military Aircraft and Aircraft Parts and Components

Companies that produce military aircraft and aircraft parts and components controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) should take note of some significant changes that will become effective...more

9/26/2013 - Aircraft Sales Export Controls Exports ITAR

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