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Update Russian Anti Sanctions Measures

The Russian parliament fast-tracks two bills that give the Russian President a broad authorization to retaliate for foreign sanctions and criminalize compliance with U.S. and other foreign sanctions against Russian parties. ...more

UK Parliamentary committee hears evidence during economic crime inquiry

by WilmerHale on

On 15 May 2018, the UK Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee heard evidence from representatives of Transparency International, Global Witness and the RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies as part of its...more

Russian Parliament Introduces New Legislation in Retaliation for U.S. Sanctions

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Duma, the Russian parliament's lower chamber, has introduced a Draft Law that, if enacted, imposes criminal liability for compliance with U.S. and other foreign sanctions against Russian parties. The...more

How sanctions screening can mitigate treasury risk

Effective sanctions screening is vital for corporate treasurers at a time when geopolitical events and outdated banking systems have increased the risks of operating globally. Over the past decade, the global sanctions...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2018 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal Poses Challenges for Companies

On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement the P5+1 (the United States, China, France,...more

Update on Russia Trade Sanctions

by Michael Volkov on

The Trump Administration Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control activity has been interesting to watch. On the one hand, OFAC has been implementing aggressive sanctions against Russia in reaction to Russia’s...more

Client Alert: Iran Sanctions Return

1. All sanctions on Iran that were in place before January 2016 will be re-imposed no later than November, 4 2018. 2. Secondary sanctions that penalize non-U.S. persons doing business with Iran will be reinstated. 3....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Chalk one up for big Carl (and Darwin).  Xerox announced this weekend that it’s bowing to Icahn’s pressures and ending its $6.1 billion combination with Fuji....more

Turning Back the Clock – OFAC Plans to Reimpose Iran Sanctions Program

by Michael Volkov on

Just as businesses were growing or planning to grow into Iran, they had the proverbial rug pulled out from under them. Last week, on May 8, 2018, the administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Joint...more

Practical consequences of the wind down on Iran operations imposed by the US

by Dentons on

The unilateral withdrawal by the US from the JCPOA, outlined in FAQ published by OFAC on 8 May 2018 and President Trump’s issuance of the National Security Presidential Memorandum, have immediate practical consequences for...more

The Twelve Compliance Steps Every Multinational Corporation Should Undertake in Light of Recent Trump Administration Enforcement...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Over the last month, regulators with the Trump administration sent a loud message to companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction: Enforcement of laws governing international activities is alive and well and the laws will continue...more

United States Withdraws from the Iran Nuclear Deal and Snaps Back Stringent Sanctions

by King & Spalding on

On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) negotiated between the “P5+1” countries (United States, United Kingdom, France,...more

Impact of U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

by Jones Day on

The Situation: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear Deal and will fully reimpose its suspended sanctions targeting Iran. The Result: All currently...more

Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act and the New Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Bill: the UK’s answer to the Global...

by Hogan Lovells on

Following the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury earlier this year, there were calls for the UK to adopt a British equivalent to the US Global Magnitsky Act, enabling the state to sanction gross human rights violations...more

United States Withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal, Will Re-Impose Sanctions on Iran After Wind Down

by White & Case LLP on

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreed to by the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus...more

Re-Imposing U.S. Sanctions on Iran: Key Issues for Global Business

by Blank Rome LLP on

Global companies must evaluate complex legal and regulatory risks in the wake of the U.S. decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. While the White House has set 90- and 180-day transition periods, some measures warrant close...more

US announces withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and re-imposition of sanctions

by Dentons on

In a sweeping action with immediate consequences for both US and non-US Persons, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, 2018. Following this...more

Iran Sanctions After the Trump Administration's JCPOA Withdrawal

by WilmerHale on

On Tuesday, May 8, President Trump announced that the United States would end its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed by the Permanent Five Members of the Security Council plus Germany...more

How Will the United States’ Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Accord Affect the Aviation Industry?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On May 8, President Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the multilateral nuclear accord with Iran known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The U.S. will reimpose sanctions suspended...more

Reinstatement of Iran Sanctions Following U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Agreement: Five Crucial Points

Crucial Points - Previously Lifted or Waived Sanctions Measures Coming Back Into Effect: On May 8, 2018, the U.S. President terminated U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear agreement. As a result, U.S. Iran-related...more

Top 10 Things to Know About President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Agreement

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Withdrawal from the JCPOA will lead to re-imposition of several categories of US sanctions. On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...more

US Reimposes Nuclear Sanctions against Iran (IRB No. 575)

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States is pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”). The announcement will result in the reimposition of the sanctions that were lifted or waived...more

What U.S. Companies Need To Know About The Withdrawal From The Iran Nuclear Deal And Renewed Sanctions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

President Trump announced on May 8, 2018 that the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As a result of the withdraw, the U.S. government will...more

Trump Cancels Iran Deal: Can Your Company Still Do Business?

by Baker Donelson on

On May 8, President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and reimpose the strict economic sanctions program that was in...more

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