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On February 17, 2015, the Government of Canada announced that new entities and individuals in Russia and Ukraine have been designated under Canada’s sanctions laws. These new measures are introduced in coordination with the...more
On February 17, 2015, the Government of Canada announced a new round of sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities, including leading Russian oil firm NK Rosneft OAO....more
Ten key changes to US sanctions and export regulations for Cuba.
On January 15, 2015, the Departments of the Treasury and Commerce revised the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration...more
The EU has extended its sanctions in relation to Ukraine by adding 19 persons and nine entities to the asset freeze list. These newly designated parties are deemed to be actively involved in separatist activities in Eastern...more
As sanctions enforcement continues to mature, the permutations of risks become more complex. One area where companies have significant exposure is when they can be accused of “facilitation.” ...more
On 9 February 2015, the EU Foreign Affairs Council imposed new sanctions - asset freezes and travel bans - against 19 Russian and Ukrainian individuals and 9 entities that have been added to the 'black list' of sanctioned...more
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New US rules define scope of prohibitions and authorized activities, as Crimea region remains subject to broad US embargo and EU trade and investment restrictions.
On January 29 and 30, 2015, the US Department of...more
The Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) of the European Union has been endorsed by two key European Parliament committees, which now means that EU countries must implement the changes within two years (i.e., it is...more
With the regional center program set to expire in September 2015, the EB-5 industry has been given new life in the form of the American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015. The Act was introduced today by Congressmen...more
In this issue:
- SEC and NYSE Developments
- Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation
- Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters
- Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments
In response to the protracted crisis in Ukraine, the Obama administration authorized traditional and innovative economic sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian persons through Executive Orders 13660, 13661, 13662 and 13685....more
This past year brought important political changes for the two largest economies in South/Southeast Asia. Although significant challenges remain, the election of a new government in India and a new president in Indonesia have...more
After President Obama's announcement that his Administration will pursue a policy aimed at improving U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations and ultimately eliminating the economic embargo on Cuba, the U.S. Treasury and Commerce...more
The Obama administration recently announced the most significant changes in years to U.S. sanctions against Cuba, allowing expanded travel, trade, and exchange in targeted areas....more
On January 16, 2015, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”), and the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), each published regulations implementing the...more
In This Issue:
- Leading the News
- United States – Africa Relations
- North Africa
- East Africa
- West Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- General Africa News
- Excerpt from...more
On January 15, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to implement changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba announced by President Obama on December...more
On January 15, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a final rule amending its Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to reflect policy changes previously announced by President Obama...more
In today’s Federal Register, both the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the first revisions to the U.S.’ Cuba economic sanctions. As expected, those changes...more
In implementation of the policy changes announced by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2014, the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31...more
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