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Predicting the Unpredictable: Practical Steps for International Business Under the Trump Administration

President Trump’s successive executive orders restricting immigration caught many people off guard, and many businesses had to scramble to react. But we propose that predicting the future is not as challenging under the new...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

Those Three Little Words: OFAC’s Subtle Language Shift Could Create Sweeping Change on Iran Investment

Article Highlights: - Non-U.S. banks can do business with Iran and continue their relationships with U.S. banks. - Non-U.S. companies may use proceeds from Iran transactions more freely, including in the United...more

Treasury Department Issues Guidance Intended to Ease Dollar-Denominated Foreign Transactions with Iran

The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) amended its guidance on Iranian sanctions to clarify that some transactions with Iran by non-U.S. institutions are permitted, provided that such...more

Red Notice Newsletter - September 2016

Former CEO of Harris Corporation’s Chinese Subsidiary Pays $46,000 to Settle Alleged FCPA Violations; No Charges for Company - On September 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a...more

Investment in Iran After Implementation Day

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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

UK-Iran Trade – A New Chapter

by Dentons on

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office recently hosted a panel discussion with UK business leaders to clarify UK trade policy on Iran following the lifting of sanctions. The principal points of note for those interested in...more

As Iran Sanctions Wane, SEC Reporting Will Not

by WilmerHale on

As global companies assess the implications of Iran sanctions relief announced on January 16, 2016, they should remain mindful that their Iran-related activities will actually increase the complexity of their compliance...more

Mining in Iran: Post-deal Opportunities

by White & Case LLP on

US$20 billion worth of investment opportunities in Iran's mining sector has piqued the interest of international mining companies. Opportunities were presented by Iran's Minister of Industry and Mines at an investment...more

Potential Upstream Investment Under the New Iranian Petroleum Contract

by Morgan Lewis on

The signing of the JCPOA regarding Iran nuclear sanctions may usher in a new era of major international investment in the Iranian oil and gas industry....more

Tightening U.S. Sanctions against Iran’s Automotive Industry and its effect on U.S. business relations with Foreign Companies

by Baker Donelson on

On June 3, 2013, President Obama approved a new Executive Order (E.O.) to isolate the Iranian government by tighening U.S. sanctions. The E.O. aims to target Iran’s automotive sector and petrochemicals industry, as well as...more

New Iran Sanctions Enactments Apply to U.S. Companies’ Foreign Affiliates and Subsidiaries, and Require SEC Reporting by Public...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury enforces comprehensive sanctions that regulate, and largely forbid, most forms of trade and financial transactions by U.S. persons with Iran....more

Energy Newsletter - February 2013

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - DISPUTE RESOLUTION: - International Arbitration: EU Member State Defends Measures Adverse to Energy Sector Investments on the basis of EU law - REGULATORY: - Competition Law/Russia: Russia...more

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