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Predicting the Unpredictable: Will Tariffs Under President Trump Cause a Trade War With China?

President Trump has stated that he would impose tariffs on imports from China ranging from ten to forty-five percent. Can he do it? And will it cause a trade war? The Effects of Increased Tariffs - In the 18th...more

Bridging the Gap to Cuba

Last December, President Barack Obama announced a series of changes to the United States’ policy toward Cuba. The most significant changes, from a foreign policy perspective, included restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba...more

Recent Trends in DOJ Investigations Against Major Financial Institutions Involving U.S. Economic Sanctions

by Akerman LLP on

With the imposition of billion-dollar fines against large financial institutions, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") is focusing on banks for not only failing to comply with federal laws, but also for willfully violating...more

BNP Paribas Agrees to Record Penalty for Violating US Sanctions Laws

by Dechert LLP on

On June 30, 2014, BNP Paribas SA (“BNPP”), the largest bank in France, pled guilty to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions laws and agreed to pay a total of nearly $8.9 billion in criminal forfeiture and penalties to the U.S....more

Concurrent Resolution of FCPA, Export Controls and Sanctions Violations Demonstrates Close Cooperation of Federal Agencies

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

On November 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an agreement with three subsidiaries of Swiss oil services company Weatherford International Ltd. to settle Foreign Corrupt...more

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