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Treasury Department Imposes New Sanctions Against Iran and Clarifies Russia Cyber Sanctions

by WilmerHale on

New Iran Designations - On Friday, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 25 individuals and entities under Executive Orders 13382 and 13224 for their roles in procuring...more

"Future of Sanctions on Iran, Russia and Cuba Uncertain Under Trump"

Throughout the eight years of the Obama administration, the development and implementation of economic sanctions was a key element of U.S. foreign and national security policy. This strategy continued into the post-election...more

Sanctions Update: Burma, Cuba, and Iran

by King & Spalding on

Over the past month, substantial changes were made to several sanctions programs affecting Burma, Cuba, and Iran by President Obama and the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)....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

President Obama directs key US agencies to prepare for sanctions waivers under the JCPOA

by Dentons on

On October 18, 2015, President Obama published a memorandum to the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Commerce, and Energy instructing them to prepare to implement the US’s commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...more

“Adoption Day” Marks Official Launch of P5 + 1 Nuclear Deal with Iran

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), intended to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be directed toward exclusively peaceful purposes, went into effect...more

A Break From the Past: Historic Deal with Iran Marks A New Day in U.S.-Iran Relations

Today, President Obama announced a landmark agreement with Iran designed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon in exchange for lifting sanctions that have retarded the country’s development for the decades since the...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order Authorizing Sanctions In Response To Malicious Cyber Activity

by King & Spalding on

On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the first sanctions program to combat malicious cyber activity. The order permits the U.S. Department of the Treasury to freeze the assets of...more

Red Notice Newsleter

Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month, on the anticorruption front, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) agrees to pay USD $135 million to settle a...more

How Should U.S. Companies React To The Iran Nuclear Deal And Which Sanctions Are Suspended?

by Perkins Coie on

The United States agreed to suspend certain sanctions against Iran over the weekend as part of an agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program. The agreement, which provides for a six-month first step towards a...more

The United States Increases - and, in One Case, Eases - Sanctions Against Iran

by BakerHostetler on

Most significantly, on June 3, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13645 (78 Fed. Reg. 33945) that, effective July 1, 2013, implements provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and imposes...more

Expanded U.S. Sanctions on Iran Effective July 1, 2013

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that goes into effect July 1, 2013. The Executive Order targets new areas of the Iranian economy for sanctions, including exchange transactions involving Iranian Rials and...more

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