Pillsbury - Global Trade & Sanctions Law

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1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4039, United States
Phone: 212.858.1000
Fax: 212.858.1500
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • China
  • Japan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Status of the Iran Nuclear Deal and New Sanctions Designations

On January 12, 2018, President Trump issued a statement on the status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“Iran nuclear deal”) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control designated 14 individuals and entities in connection…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

U.S. Targets Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors Worldwide – Key Takeaways from the Potent New Sanctions

On December 20, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13818 (the “E.O.”) implementing provisions of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (“Global Magnitsky Act”) (enacted into law in December 2016), which…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Update on US Investigation of China’s IP Practices

Further to our alert published on November 13, 2017 regarding whether acts, policies, and practices (“APPs”) of China related to transfer of technology, intellectual property, and innovation are actionable under Section…more
 /  Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Large Whistleblower Award to Non U.S. Person- Lessons for Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs

On December 5, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) awarded more than $4.1 million to a whistleblower for alerting the SEC to a multi-year securities fraud engaged in by his employer. The award is significant in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

CBP Takes Measures to Enforce Ban on Imports Made With Forced Labor and Sanctions for Forced North Korean Labor in Supply Chains

On November 22, 2017, Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) released a statement confirming reports that its major supplier in China, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”) has used illegal student labor to assemble the latest version of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Three Key Aspects of the Proposed Reform to the CFIUS Process

On November 8, 2017, members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced companion legislation that would update the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (“CFIUS”) and the national security review process. The bill, entitled…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions

Evolving U.S. and UN Sanctions Against North Korea

Following President Trump’s trip to Asia, sanctions policies for North Korea continue to evolve. The U.S. government has strengthened sanctions through legislation and Presidential Executive Orders. Further, it is enforcing its…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

U.S. Government Agencies Publish Changes to Cuba Sanctions Program Pursuant to President Trump’s Policy Announcement

On November 8, 2017, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

BIS Clarifies Use of License Exceptions GOV and STA

On November 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) introduced clarifications to the Export Administrative Regulations (EAR) for the use of license exception “Governments, International…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Russia Sanctions under CAATSA – U.S. Updates Rules and Provides Guidance on Enforcement

This week, the U.S. government took several steps to implement sections of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA), with implications for Russia-related sanctions and their enforcement. On…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

House Passes Bills Targeting Iran’s Missile Program and Hizballah

On October 25, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills and a resolution in response to Iran’s ballistic missile program and threats posed by Hizballah. Notably, neither the bills nor the resolution would…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Another Market Opens: U.S. Revokes Sudanese Sanctions Program Though Important Limitations Remain in Place

Effective October 12, 2017, the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR) have been revoked in recognition of the Government of Sudan’s (GOS) sustained positive actions in stopping conflict and improving humanitarian access in Sudan…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

President Trump Issues Executive Order Blocking Proposed Acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor

President Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting the proposed acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor (Lattice) by a Chinese consortium known as Canyon Bridge. Lattice is a semiconductor company primarily manufacturing…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions

New Executive Order Imposes Further Sanctions on Venezuela

Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order (E.O.) providing for sanctions against the Government of Venezuela. The sanctions are structured similar to existing sectoral sanctions on the Russian petroleum sector and target…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Three Birds with One Stone: New Russia, North Korea and Iran Sanctions

On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which strengthened U.S. sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran. CAATSA had been passed by overwhelming…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade
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