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The European Union (EU) put into effect on Friday (September 12, 2014) a new round of economic sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine. ...more
OFAC Expands the 50 Percent Rule -
Last month, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new guidance related to entities owned or controlled by persons designated as a Specially...more
Note: This is an update to our last bulletin on this subject of 13 August 2014. The new measures are relevant to Harneys' core jurisdictions: Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
In This Issue:
- U.S-China Relations
- Chinese Embassy News
- Energy & Environment
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations: Ambassador Baucus Remarks on Corruption:
On August 15,...more
In This Issue:
..Investors in Africa Benefit from Regional Trading Blocs
..Understanding the COMESA Merger Control Regime
..Protecting Your UK Business Against Departing...more
On 31 July 2014, the government of Mali announced that approximately 30 % of all mining permits—spanning a surface area of more than 5,000 square miles—had been cancelled in order to “clean up the sector.” Permits revocations...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
On September 12, 2014, the United States issued another round of targeted sanctions against the Russian financial, defense, and energy sectors. Today’s measures were a combination of new measures and modifications of prior...more
The United States and European Union implemented new sanctions against Russia on 12 September 2014 as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. While the new US and EU measures share many similarities, companies subject to...more
As highlighted in our client alert of March 7, 2014, the Ivorian Parliament approved a new mining code (the “New Mining Code”) on March 5 which aimed at modernizing the mining sector and increasing its...more
Several trends bode well for continued robust activity in the oil and gas space for the foreseeable future.
Capital markets and M&A activity in the energy industry remains robust, with all categories showing...more
Removing the price fix for gold and silver may cause a rethink on the reliance on spot prices in contracts -
First published in Mining Journal, August 2014
The fix is finished. Amid ongoing technological and...more
Mexico’s new energy legislation, which went into effect on August 12, 2014, will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity. This legislation opens up oil and gas exploration...more
During the last two years, we have seen the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) pick up the pace in granting conditional authorizations for companies to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to countries that do not have a Free...more
As many of you know, I am a recovering trial lawyer. So I was very interested when I received a book for review by Paul Batista, entitled Extraordinary Rendition. Not only is Batista a practicing trial lawyer specializing in...more
The clock is running out on the 113th Congress. While the calendar says we are not quite at the two-minute warning, with a truncated September congressional schedule and the campaign season taking up much of the fall, the...more
Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, the former CEO of an aviation company pleads guilty to participating in an...more
On August 6, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of the Treasury published a rule on export prohibitions to Russia on items for use in its energy sector. The rule also added one person, United...more
New sanctions targeting Russia have been implemented in the US, EU and Japan. Although the consequences of breaching the sanctions are severe, navigating the rules is not straightforward. Transactions and business lines will...more
Department of Transportation -
..DOT Extends Comment Period on Passenger Protection Rulemaking:
DOT published a notice on August 6 extending the comment period for its Transparency of Airline...more
I have written about business solutions to legal problems, such as the FCPA, in the energy industry here in Houston. Noted compliance practitioner Scott Killingsworth made similar observations on compliance covenants in...more
More than 1000 people have died in West Africa following the current outbreak of Ebola which began in March 2014. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are the worst affected countries but deaths have now also been reported in...more
The International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (“ITA”) on August 18 issued a notice amending its Affirmative Preliminary Determination for antidumping (“AD”) duties against certain crystalline...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
On Monday, August 11, 2014, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a package of energy secondary laws passed by the Mexican Congress (the “Legislation”) that will overhaul the Mexican oil and natural gas, petrochemical,...more
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