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EU partially suspends Iran sanctions under nuclear deal

I. Introduction - On 20 January 2014, the Council of the European Union (EU) agreed to temporarily suspend certain sanctions against Iran, namely those relating to (re)insurance and transport services for Iranian crude...more

The Commercial Paper - June 2013: Hydraulic Fracturing Leases and the Mortgage Loan Market

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” which was first implemented in 1949, is the process of fracturing layers of rock beneath the earth’s surface with highly pressurized liquid resulting in the release of fossil fuels such as...more

Are Compliance Officers Getting Paid Their Worth?

The NAVEX Global-sponsored 2012 SCCE (Ethics & Compliance Industry) Salary Survey was released this week (download report). In the executive summary, SCCE CEO Roy Snell highlights the necessity that the broader industry has...more

The New Year Brings New Sanctions Against Iran

As 2013 begins, the United States has reiterated its commitment to countering the threat posed by Iran by passing new legislation, issuing new regulations and guidance, and bringing into effect new requirements to increase...more

Iran Sanctions Update

The United States continues to impose additional layers of sanctions on Iran. The rate of change and complexity of U.S. sanctions laws present challenges, particularly where these sanctions have extraterritorial effect on the...more

California Assembly OKs Bill to Curb Insurers' Iran Investments

Samuel Sorich, of counsel to Barger & Wolen, was quoted in a May 25, 2012, article published by Law360 about controversy surrounding legislation aimed at deterring insurers from investing in companies that have financial ties...more

Evaluating Wind Turbine Patent Infringement Risk Exposure

Major international corporations are increasingly becoming the targets of IP infringement suits. This has driven the need for indemnification of patent infringement liability in component/product supply agreements,...more

Florida Legislature Pre-Session Report on Economic Development, Insurance, and Energy

Starting with the most recent 2011 Legislative Session in which entire sections of Florida’s Growth Management Laws were repealed, there will continue during the 2012 Session a deliberative effort to turn upside down...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Project Bonds - An Option For Project Finance in the Middle East?

In the late 1990’s project bonds were considered the next big source of funding for projects. High profile, investment grade transactions were everyday occurrences. Various financial institutions and commentators were of the...more

The Brave New World of Doing Business With Iran

Companies are facing an increasingly complex web of domestic and international sanctions regimes concerning transactions involving Iranian parties and investments in Iran. Developments in recent days suggest that Canadian...more

Nuclear Construction Contract Risk Management & Prudence

Suggested Reading: This webpage was written for those with an interest in nuclear construction contract risk management. This may include owners, contractors, developers, regulatory bodies, third-party intervenors, consumers...more

Surety Bonds for Nuclear Energy Facility Construction Cost-Savings

Suggested Reading: This was written for those with an interest in cost-savings for construction of nuclear energy facilities. This may include owners, contractors, financiers, regulatory bodies, third-party intervenors or...more

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