Raminta Dereskeviciute

Raminta Dereskeviciute

K&L Gates LLP

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From Strength to Strength: Financial Sanctions

On 7 March 2016, the new Police and Crime Bill (the “Bill”) received its second reading in Parliament. The stated aims of the Bill are to bring consistency to all penalties across the UK financial sanctions regimes, increase...more

4/4/2016 - Asset Freeze Deferred Prosecution Agreements Economic Sanctions EU Financial Sector Foreign Policy Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) Penalties Pending Legislation Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) UK UK Bribery Act

European Union and United Kingdom Sanctions Update: March 2016

Below is a summary of developments since our previous update in January relating to European Union (“EU”) sanctions on Iran, Russia, Belarus, North Korea and other jurisdictions as well as highlights of recent changes with...more

3/21/2016 - Asset Freeze Belarus Sanctions EU Foreign Policy Iran North Korea Nuclear Weapons Russia Sanctions Terrorist Acts Travel Ban UK Ukraine

Court of Justice of the European Union Confirms Mandatory Labelling Requirements for Citrus Fruits

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has upheld the General Court’s decision from 2014 and confirmed that it is compulsory in the EU to mention on the labels of certain citrus fruits the preserving agents or...more

3/14/2016 - CJEU EU Farms Food Labeling Food Safety

Iran Sanctions Relief and Further EU Regulatory Developments in 2016

On 16 January 2016 (“Implementation Day”), the majority of the European Union’s (“EU”) economic/financial sanctions against Iran were lifted after the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) verified that Iran is abiding...more

2/1/2016 - EU IAEA Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Nuclear Weapons

K&L Gates Supports Hempel Metallurgical and ECHA in Winning First Data-Sharing Appeal

A much anticipated decision in the first ever data-sharing appeal was announced by ECHA’s Board of Appeal (BoA) this week. The BoA upheld ECHA’s decision taken in July 2013 that the Vanadium Consortium (the Consortium) did...more

12/22/2014 - Administrative Appeals Data-Sharing ECHA UK

ECHA provides further guidance on substance identity to ensure compliant dossiers

REACH requires manufacturers, importers and only representatives registering a substance to provide extensive and correct information on substance identity in the registration dossier. The European Chemicals Agency (“ECHA”)...more

5/1/2014 - ECHA REACH

ECHA Factsheet: Toll Manufacturing

ECHA has recently published a factsheet that provides further guidance on toll manufacturing, as toll manufacturers are not specifically addressed by the REACH Regulation. ECHA highlights how a company procuring toll...more

2/12/2014

Some clarification regarding challenges to REACH candidate listing

In a series of recent judgments the EU General Court has given some guidance to companies considering challenging the inclusion of their substances in the REACH Candidate List. In summary, it is now clear that the listing of...more

3/28/2013 - Contamination ECHA EU Hazardous Substances Proportionality

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