While signalling a dramatic shift in the US-Cuba relationship, the President’s authority to lift sanctions is limited in several key respects.
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced that the United States will...more
The US and EU take coordinated action to broaden and align their Russia-related sanctions — which may evolve further depending on Ukraine peace plan progress.
On September 12, 2014, the US and the EU announced new and...more
The European Union (EU) enacted Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 (the Regulation), which contains ‘Stage 3’ sanctions against Russia. These sanctions resemble – but in other ways are different – from the latest US...more
The EU’s “Stage 3” sanctions restrict exports to the Russian military, exports of certain technologies for the oil industry, and certain Russian State-owned banks’ access to EU capital markets.
New EU Measures Target...more
US extends sanctions to three Russian banks, a shipbuilding company and exports of energy sector items to Russia; EU announces similar measures.
Additional OFAC Designations -
On July 29, 2014, the U.S....more
US announces “sectoral” sanctions on major banks and energy companies, adds to the Specially Designated Nationals list; European Council considers additional sanctions.
On July 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of the...more
The US expands sanctions and tightens controls on exports to Russia and Crimea.
On April 28, 2014, the White House announced expanded sanctions against Russian government officials and companies. The Obama...more
In the recent Latham & Watkins webcast, Avoiding Trouble in Emerging Markets (And What to Do When Trouble Finds You), Latham partners Robert Sims and Margaret Tough were joined for an informative panel discussion by Samantha...more
US blocks the property of one Russian bank and 20 individuals, and a new US Executive Order authorizes future sanctions against various Russian industries.
In the latest round of US sanctions responding to the...more
The US blocks the property of 11 persons, the EU freezes the assets of another 21 individuals, and a new US Executive Order authorizes future blocking actions.
In response to the continuing political crisis in Ukraine and...more
A US Executive Order authorizes blocking property and the EU freezes assets of 18 individuals.
In response to the political crisis in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have initiated a series of...more
Earlier this year, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had met its initial obligations under the Joint Plan of Action (Joint Plan) with the “P5+1” (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia,...more
Iran’s suspension of sensitive nuclear activities triggers temporary relaxation of certain sanctions, but most restrictions and an aggressive enforcement climate remain in place.
On January 20, 2014, the International...more
In recent years, state and federal law enforcement agencies continue to increase their investigation and prosecution of white collar crime, particularly relating to the securities and healthcare industries. The search warrant...more