Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke

Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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OFAC Eases Certain Sanctions Involving Russia’s FSB; BIS Licensing Still Required

On February 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Cyber-related General License (GL) 1, a general license that authorizes certain transactions with Russia’s Federal...more

2/7/2017 - BIS Commercial General Liability Policies EAR Economic Sanctions Information Technology OFAC Russia U.S. Commerce Department Ukraine

2016 Postelection Regulatory Report

The results of the U.S. presidential election are historic and unanticipated, and they will have significant economic, political, legal and social implications. As we prepare for the Trump presidency, many uncertainties...more

11/17/2016 - Antitrust Provisions Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Energy Sector Environmental Policies Foreign Policy Health Insurance Immigration Enforcement Tax Reform Trade Policy Trump Administration

New Round of Cuba Sanctions Changes Expand Opportunities for Health Sector

Key Points - - OFAC’s latest changes expand opportunities for U.S. persons to engage in medical research with Cuban nationals, authorize U.S. persons to obtain FDA approval of Cuba-origin pharmaceuticals, and market...more

10/20/2016 - Cuba EAR FDA Approval Imports OFAC Pharmaceutical Industry Shipping

Burma Sanctions Lifted—Political and Reputational Risks Remain

If you read one thing… - On October 7, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order that effectively eliminates sanctions against Myanmar (referred to as Burma by the White House) and removes the sanctions...more

10/11/2016 - Barack Obama Burma Economic Sanctions Executive Orders Foreign Policy Myanmar Popular

OFAC Guidance on U.S. Dollar Transactions Involving Iran

On October 7, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published new guidance clarifying (a) circumstances under which non-U.S. financial institutions (FFIs) may engage in U.S. dollar...more

10/11/2016 - Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI) Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) New Guidance OFAC SDN List U.S. Treasury

Russia Sanctions Update: OFAC, BIS Expand Sanctions Lists

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new Russia/Ukraine-related sanctions on Thursday, September 1, 2016. This action marks OFAC’s first major expansion of the Specially...more

9/9/2016 - BIS OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSI List Ukraine

Cuba Natural Gas

CNG – Cuba Natural Gas - With the recent shift in U.S. government policy regarding Cuba, is now the time for the energy industry, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG) project developers, to consider Cuba?...more

5/20/2016 - Cuba Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) Energy Projects General Licenses Liquid Natural Gas Oil Prices

Anti-Corruption Summit: Extending Corporate Liability for Economic Crimes?

In a keynote address at the London Anti-Corruption Summit, Prime Minister David Cameron raised the possibility of new U.K. legislation to make corporations liable for “failure to prevent” fraud or money-laundering offenses...more

5/17/2016 - Anti-Corruption Associated Persons Corporate Liability David Cameron UK UK Bribery Act

Cuba on Trend: Chanel Hosts Fashion Show in Havana as Diplomatic and Cultural Relations Continue to Open with Cuba

On May 3, French fashion house Chanel hosted the first international fashion show in Cuba since the 1959 communist revolution. The Resort 2017 show was held open-air in Paseo del Prado, one of the city’s central streets. It...more

5/9/2016 - Cuba Emerging Markets Fashion Industry France Trade Relations

Obama Administration Further Eases Sanctions in Advance of Cuba Visit

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented amendments to the Cuban...more

3/18/2016 - Banking Sector Cuba Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) Export Controls OFAC Trade Relations

Obama Administration Further Relaxes Sanctions in Support of Cuba Policy

If you read one thing… - Further relaxation of sanctions on Cuba, effective on January 27, 2016, allows U.S. financial institutions to finance authorized exports and reexports to Cuba of items other than...more

1/28/2016 - BIS Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) EAR Export Controls OFAC

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