Miriam Gonzalez

Miriam Gonzalez

Dechert LLP

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Change to HM Treasury's policy in relation to receiving funds from an individual or entity subject to EU Sanctions

The UK HM Treasury (“HMT”) is changing its policy in relation to funds received in the UK that have come either directly or indirectly from an individual or entity outside of the EU that is subject to EU Sanctions (a...more

7/29/2014 - EU Frozen Assets Iran Sanctions UK

Additional US and EU Sanctions Imposed on Russia and the Russian Government Reaction

On July 16, 2014, the U.S. Government imposed additional sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies as a result of the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine. In addition to adding five individuals and 11...more

7/18/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions US

BNP Paribas Agrees to Record Penalty for Violating US Sanctions Laws

On June 30, 2014, BNP Paribas SA (“BNPP”), the largest bank in France, pled guilty to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions laws and agreed to pay a total of nearly $8.9 billion in criminal forfeiture and penalties to the U.S....more

7/2/2014 - Banks BNP Paribas Corporate Criminal Fines Enforcement Enforcement Actions Foreign Banks International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions Trading with the Enemy Act

Suspension of Certain UK Export Licences for Exports to Russia

In the context of an EU-wide review of export licensing for Russia, the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced in March 2014 that the UK Government would be suspending (i) all existing export licences and application...more

6/12/2014 - Export Controls Exports Russia Sanctions UK

Latest Round of US and EU sanctions on Russia and the Russian Government Reaction

In response to recent events in Ukraine, the United States and European Union imposed yet another round of sanctions this week. In response, Russia is considering a number of countermeasures that may affect U.S. and EU...more

4/30/2014 - BIS EU Executive Orders Exports Licenses OFAC Russia Sanctions Ukraine Visas

US, EU and Russia Swap Sanctions

President Obama issued yet another new Executive Order (E.O.) blocking property of additional Russian persons the U.S. Government holds responsible for the situation in Ukraine on 20 March 2014. For its part, on 21 March...more

3/26/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

US and EU Impose Additional Sanctions on Russia

The United States and the European Union imposed new targeted sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian political figures viewed as responsible for undermining Ukrainian sovereignty on 17 March 2014. Both the EU and U.S. have made...more

3/26/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Russian Trade and Economic Sanctions Draw Even Closer

Trade and economic sanctions against Russia now look unavoidable unless diplomatic efforts can be revived. As such, it is now an important opportunity for companies to assess, and to start thinking about possible plans to...more

3/14/2014 - Asset Freeze EU Sanctions Ukraine

Two Non-U.S. Banks Agree to Pay Penalties Totaling $160 Million for Violations of U.S. Sanctions Laws Resulting from Omnibus...

Recent enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Government against non-U.S. banks for violations of U.S. sanctions laws demonstrate the need for financial institutions, particularly those that act as custodians or financial...more

1/30/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act Banks Compliance FinCEN Foreign Banks Iran ITSR OFAC Sanctions U.S. Treasury

Iranian Sanctions – Joint Action Plan is Implemented in EU

Background - Implementation of the Joint Action Plan agreed between the E3/EU+3 in October 2013 by suspending certain sanctions against Iran in relation to nuclear proliferation began on 20 January 2014. This...more

1/27/2014 - EU Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East Nuclear Power Oil & Gas

Private Equity Newsletter - Autumn 2013 Edition: Investing in Emerging Markets: Are You Managing Your Risks?

In times of austerity in Europe and America, emerging markets such as Africa, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East and CIS are increasingly offering the key opportunities for growth and investment returns for private...more

10/17/2013 - Bribery Corruption Emerging Markets Investors Private Equity Risk Assessment Risk Management SFO

Export Control: Transparency in Export Licensing

The UK Government is determined to increase transparency and public accountability on export control issues. The Government's “Transparency Initiative” aims to make public, information regarding so-called “open” export...more

8/6/2013 - Export Controls Licenses Transparency UK

Joint Ventures: Sanctions and Corruption Risks

Expansion into both new and emerging markets is a continuing trend for companies across many industry sectors. In a number of jurisdictions, local law restricts foreign companies from establishing wholly owned subsidiaries -...more

7/26/2013 - Corruption DOJ Joint Venture Risk Assessment Sanctions SEC Subsidiaries UK Bribery Act

Has the FCA started as it means to go on?

Has the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK started as it means to go on? The FCA recently fined a UK subsidiary of a private Swiss Bank for failing to establish and maintain effective anti-money laundering controls...more

5/18/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Banks EU Financial Conduct Authority Financial Services Authority Prudential Regulation Authority Sanctions

New Anti-Corruption Provisions in EU Legislation: Increased Accountability for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies

Large non-listed companies incorporated in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which operate in the oil, gas and mining sectors will need to annually disclose any payments made to the national, regional or local authority of a...more

4/11/2013 - Anti-Corruption Dodd-Frank EU Mining Oil & Gas Proposed Amendments Transparency

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