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
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.
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
Today, the EU published a second round of targeted sanctions against Russia. These new measures expand the EU’s existing Russia sanctions and restrict access to capital markets covering certain loans and credit, trade in...more
A new regulation establishing a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) came into force on 17 July 2014 and will be applied by participating Member State courts from 18 January 2017. This instrument represents a new (and...more
OFAC expands the scope of its 50% rule.
On August 13, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued “Revised Guidance on Entities Owned by Persons Whose Property and Interests in...more
Against the background of recent European Union (EU) sanctions targeting Russian airline Dobrolet, this note provides a general overview of relevant issues – especially in the context of the aircraft sector.
This Alert follows our previous alerts on the Russia/Ukraine sanctions available on our website. July continued to be a busy time as the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), the EU and the United States intensified...more
Following an intense week of diplomatic negotiations, on July 29, the European Union and United States jointly announced a new round of economic sanctions targeting certain sectors of the Russian economy. The development...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
This alert resumes three changes to EU sanctions adopted over the past week. This week is likely to be equally busy as further sanctions on Ukraine and Russia are expected imminently.
First, and most important, the...more
The EU has introduced new sanctions measures, namely the following:
• The addition of 11 ‘rebel’ names to the Ukraine asset freeze list; and
• The introduction of an asset freeze in relation to South Sudan,...more
The EU Council on 23 June 2014 took several sanctions-related actions,1 all effective on 24 or 25 June 2014, including:
• the introduction of an EU import ban for products from Crimea and Sevastopol (and related...more
Transfer agents perform critical services for issuers and shareholders. The duties of those agents include maintaining the issuer’s security holder records, the issuance and cancellation of certificates and the distribution...more
Most of us know that S corporations are reasonably tax efficient from an operating standpoint: leaving aside Illinois replacement tax, only one level of tax is paid on company earnings (at the shareholder level). We also know...more
Phillip Kite of Harneys looks at the subject of injunctions generally with a particular emphasis on recent case law on freezing orders -
The British Virgin Islands is an idyllic collection of islands in the Caribbean....more
This E-Alert provides an update on the U.S. and EU sanctions discussed in the Allen & Overy E-Alerts dated March 13, 2014, titled “United States and European Union authorize sanctions relating to situation in Ukraine”; March...more
On April 28, 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed a new round of Ukraine-related sanctions on more than two dozen Russian companies and government officials. The latest sanctions, supplementing previous...more
What is the status of the evolving international sanctions against Ukraine and Russia?
Since the recent escalation of the Ukraine crisis in March, there have been almost daily developments regarding economic sanctions...more
Trade and economic sanctions against Russia now look unavoidable unless diplomatic efforts can be revived. As such, it is now an important opportunity for companies to assess, and to start thinking about possible plans to...more
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