Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke

Nnedinma Ifudu Nweke

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US State Department Releases Contingent Waivers of Iran Extraterritorial Sanctions

On October 18, 2015, the day on which the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) became effective (“Adoption Day”), the U.S. Department of State (“State Department”) issued contingent waivers of certain extraterritorial...more

10/21/2015 - Banking Sector Energy Sector Export Controls Exports IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) OFAC SDN List US Department of State Waivers

Obama Administration Further Eases Restrictions to Aid Implementation of Cuba Policy

On Monday, September 21, 2015, 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

9/23/2015 - BIS CACR Cuba EAR Economic Development Educational Institutions Financial Institutions Foreign Policy Obama Administration OFAC Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel U.S. Treasury

Russia Sanctions Update

On September 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 29 parties to its Entity List, a...more

9/9/2015 - BIS Defense Sector EAR Energy Sector EU Executive Orders Export Controls National Security OFAC Oil & Gas Russia Sanctions SDN List U.S. Commerce Department

U.S. Department of Commerce Places Severe Export Restrictions on Russian Deepwater Oil and Gas Field

On August 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule adding the Yuzhno-Kirinskoye Field, a Russian oil and gas field located in the Sea of Okhotsk, to its Entity...more

8/10/2015 - BIS EAR Energy Sector Export Controls Exports OFAC Oil & Gas Russia U.S. Commerce Department

OFAC Releases Crimea Sanctions Advisory

On July 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Crimea Sanctions Advisory highlighting certain practices that have been used to circumvent or evade U.S. sanctions...more

8/6/2015 - Financial Institutions OFAC Sanctions SDN List SSI List Ukraine

Sanctions Relief to Expect from the Nuclear Deal with Iran

On July 14, 2015, Iran and the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, finalized...more

7/16/2015 - Aircraft Equipment Airlines EU Foreign Trade Regulations Imports Inspections International Atomic Energy Agency Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Member State Multinationals P5+1 Nations SDN List UN Security Council United Nations

Pushing Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal, Negotiators Extend Temporary Sanctions Relief for Seven Days

As nuclear negotiations in Vienna reach the targeted June 30, 2015, deadline for an agreement, the P5+1, EU and Iran agreed today to extend the limited and temporary sanctions relief to Iran through July 7, 2015. The...more

7/1/2015 - EU Iran Sanctions Joint Plan of Action JPOA Negotiations Nuclear Weapons P5+1 Nations

U.S. Government and Fokker Appeal District Court’s Rejection of Deferred Prosecution Agreement

On June 8, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) joined Dutch aerospace company Fokker Services BV (“Fokker”) in appealing the district court’s rejection of Fokker’s deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the...more

6/12/2015 - Aerospace Aircraft Equipment Appeals Burma Civil Monetary Penalty Deferred Prosecution Agreements DOJ Enforcement Actions Export Controls Exports Fokker Judicial Authority Sanctions Sudan

Negotiators Agree on Iran Deal Framework Providing Basis for Limited Easing of Sanctions

Thursday, negotiators from the United States, Iran and other world powers announced they have agreed on a framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program to be finalized by June 30, 2015....more

4/3/2015 - Iran Iran Sanctions Negotiations Nuclear Weapons

Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Cybersecurity Sanctions Regime

On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order establishing a new sanctions program targeting individuals and entities responsible for, or complicit in, cyber-enabled activities that threaten the national...more

4/1/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Executive Orders Obama Administration Popular

United States and European Union Impose Broad Economic Sanctions Against Russia

On July 29, 2014, the United States and the European Union (EU) announced a significant expansion of sanctions against Russia in response to its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The measures introduced by...more

7/31/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Obama Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Key Russian Energy, Financial and Defense Companies; EU Considering Expanded...

The Obama Administration announced new sanctions on Wednesday, July 17, 2014, targeting key companies in Russia’s energy, financial and defense sectors, as well as other companies, regional separatist governments, and...more

7/18/2014 - Energy EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations: An Update

On May 8, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued the Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations (“URSR”), 31 C.F.R. Part 589. The URSR implement the sanctions set forth in Executive Orders 13660, 13661, and...more

5/21/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

EU, U.S., Ukraine and Russia Sign Pact to Deescalate Crisis, but Sanctions Threats Still Loom

On April 17, 2014, U.S., EU, Russian and Ukrainian representatives endorsed an agreement outlining initial steps to deescalate tensions in Ukraine. For the moment, the agreement may temporarily stall additional U.S. and EU...more

4/22/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine US

President Obama Signs Ukraine Bill Into Law

On April 3, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 (Public Law No. 113-95). The law includes new authority, not specifically...more

4/8/2014 - Barack Obama Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Certain Trade with Russia on Hold

The Obama administration announced this week that companies with pending license requests to export certain controlled dual-use goods or technology, defense articles or defense services to Russia will face an indefinite hold...more

3/31/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Trade Policy Ukraine

Sanctions Relating to Situation in Ukraine: An Overview of Recent Developments

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has led to recent changes in sanctions laws that have significance for U.S., European Union (EU) and Russian companies as well as companies that do business within these...more

3/25/2014 - EU Sanctions Ukraine

Iran Sanctions Relief Offers Limited Opportunities and Substantial Risks

Introduction and Summary - On January 20, 2014, the departments of State and the Treasury announced details of the United States’ plan to suspend certain sanctions against Iran pursuant to the November 24, 2013 Joint...more

1/29/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East U.S. Treasury US Department of State

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