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Flash update: trade compliance

by DLA Piper on

This week has seen two important developments in relation to the UK and EU legal and regulatory framework governing trade with Iran and Russia: - The European Court of Justice (the ECJ) has clarified a number of points...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Index-fund giant State Street is putting gender diversity on corporate boards front and center, announcing this week that it will begin voting against board members charged with nominating new directors if they don’t make an...more

Enforcement Trends: Sanctions and International Risk (Transcript)

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

How will the regulatory and enforcement landscape change under a new Presidential administration? In this podcast, Michael Casey and Alex Rene of Ropes & Gray’s government enforcement practice group discuss the potential...more

Sanctions in Energy: Russia and Iran

by Dentons on

US and EU sanctions related to Russia and Iran have a direct and targeted impact on the energy sector. The sanctions regimes against Russia and Iran differ substantially and seem to be moving in different directions. In this...more

Towards a UK Investment Act?

Against the background of UK policy moving towards a more nationally-led trade and investment policy following this summer’s referendum, the new UK government is still in the process of establishing its policies regarding...more

Sanctions Roundup: Third Quarter 2016 and Executive Order on Burmese Sanctions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

OFAC, acting under the direction of President Obama’s Executive Orders, has lifted the economic and financial sanctions against Burma and Côte D’Ivoire. The revisions open these countries, and their financial markets, to...more

International Arbitration Newsletter - July 2016

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Privy Council clarifies the nature of arbitration clauses, but uncertainties about the clauses’ effect still remain. “Non-exclusive” arbitration clauses provide that disputes “may” be referred to arbitration (rather than...more

Flying the Too-Friendly Skies? Europe Opens Routes for Sanctioned Iran Airline

On June 20, 2016, you will be able to take a non-stop flight from Tehran to Paris . . . but you probably shouldn’t. According to its website, the Iranian airline Mahan Air will add the City of Lights to the list of...more

European Union and United Kingdom Sanctions Update: May 2016

by K&L Gates LLP on

Below is a summary of developments since our previous update in March relating to European Union (“EU”) sanctions on Iran, North Korea and other jurisdictions as well as highlights of recent changes with respect to the...more

Sanctions Round Up First Quarter 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

OFAC amends the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to ease Cuban sanctions in response to President Obama’s policy changes announced on December 17, 2014. These revisions have major implications for the banking and financial...more

USA FDI News - April 2016

by Williams Mullen on

USA FDI News highlights the FAQs arising from your projects - from how to finance a deal to selecting the right visa or tax strategy and more. We want to keep USA FDI News interactive and relevant to your international...more

Investment in Iran After Implementation Day

by WilmerHale on

January 16, 2016, marked the Implementation Day that recognised the certification by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran had met its obligations under the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - February 2016

by King & Spalding on

Implementation Day Arrives: Sanctions on Iran are Lifted - Status update on the effect to US and EU Sanctions - Implementation Day – the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) announced that Iran had...more

Overview of US and EU “Implementation Day” Guidelines on Iran Sanctions Relief

by White & Case LLP on

This overview describes the status of US and EU sanctions following the first round of nuclear-related sanctions relief that occurred on “Implementation Day” under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concluded with...more

Economic sanctions and trade

by Dentons on

Easing of economic sanctions against Iran - The International Atomic Energy Agency’s recent certification that the Government of Iran has met its obligations under the P5+1 Nuclear Agreement resulted in the United States...more

Following US and EU Lead, Canada Lifts Sanctions Against Iran

by Cozen O'Connor on

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, announced on January 26, 2016 that Canada will be lifting some of its economic sanctions against Iran. This announcement comes shortly after the United States and the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #14

by Dentons on

Treasury Committee publishes banking IT failure correspondence - The Treasury Committee has published correspondence between Andrew Tyrie, PRA, FCA and between him and RBS, HSBC and Barclays, relating to IT failures at...more

Iran Sanctions Relief and Further EU Regulatory Developments in 2016

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 16 January 2016 (“Implementation Day”), the majority of the European Union’s (“EU”) economic/financial sanctions against Iran were lifted after the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) verified that Iran is abiding...more

‘Implementation Day’: Key Aspects of US and EU Implementation of Iran Sanctions Relief

On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran had complied with the nuclear-related technical aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action it had to complete before the first phase of...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #10

by Dentons on

Treasury updates Iran sanctions - Treasury has issued a notice explaining the effects on sanctions against Iran of Implementation Day (I Day) under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). I Day was 16 January, on...more

Implementation Day and the Lifting of Sanctions Against Iran

by BakerHostetler on

On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its initial nuclear-related obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that had been reached in July between...more

Significant Changes to U.S. and E.U. Sanctions Against Iran

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 16, 2016, the United States and the European Union lifted or substantially amended many nuclear proliferation-related sanctions against Iran. This date constitutes Implementation Day as specified in the Joint...more

US and EU Iran Sanctions Relief: What Non-US Persons Need to Know

by Morgan Lewis on

Even in light of EU and US relaxation of sanctions against Iran after Implementation Day, non-US Persons should evaluate any proposed dealings with Iran to make sure such activities do not violate any new or continuing...more

U.S. Treasury Department Eases Sanctions Under Iran Nuclear Deal

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Changes Authorize Certain Transactions by Foreign-Incorporated Companies - On January 16, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department eased economic sanctions on Iran and issued new licenses authorizing three new categories of...more

Navigating Iran Sanctions after JCPOA’s Implementation Day

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 16, 2016, that the Government of Iran has satisfied its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), has triggered “Implementation...more

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