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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...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 43

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

SEC/CORPORATE - On November 1, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (Division) published Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (SLB 14I), which provides new, issuer-friendly guidance on...more

The Manafort Indictment and what it means to you.

by Sanford Millar on

On October 30, 2017 Paul Manafort, the former campaign chair for president Donald Trump was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Columbia. The charges arise from Manafort's unregistered consulting and...more

Treasury Hints That Regulatory Review May Target FATCA Regulations

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a report to the President recommending actions to eliminate or mitigate burdens imposed on taxpayers by eight specific tax regulations, the Treasury Department indicated that it is considering possible reforms of...more

Implementing CAATSA - OFAC Issues Amended Russian-Related Sectoral Sanctions Under Directives 1 and 2

On September 29, 2017, OFAC modified Directives 1 and 2 of Executive Order 13662 to reduce the permissible maturity for new debt issued by Russian financial and energy entities designated under these directives, as well as...more

New Sanctions Against North Korea Issued by the United States

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In light of continuous and escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States, companies should be aware of new sanctions against North Korea issued by the United States. On September 20, 2017, the White House...more

With Tensions Rising, the United States Imposes Additional Sanctions on North Korea

by Jones Day on

In Short - The Situation: Over the past several months, North Korea has engaged in several activities, particularly relating to missile and nuclear testing, that violate several United Nations resolutions and that...more

US Dramatically Increases Sanctions on North Korea

On September 21, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13810, which broadly expanded U.S. sanctions against North Korea. E.O. 13810 targets, among others, individuals and entities that are part of certain...more

Walking the North Korean Tightrope

On September 21, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (yet to be numbered) (“EO”) imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. It took effect the next day. The general press has quoted Treasury Secretary Mnuchin...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: Cybersecurity: Regulators show their teeth

by White & Case LLP on

New formal cybersecurity standards covering US financial institutions could have ramifications that reach far beyond New York. US regulators usually issue cybersecurity guidance instead of regulator standards and...more

Your Foreign Business Partners Must Choose – Do Business with the U.S. or North Korea

by Baker Donelson on

On Thursday September 21st, President Trump signed Executive Order 13810 Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea (” the E.O.” or “E.O. 13810”). E.O. 13810 significantly expands the U.S. Treasury...more

New U.S. Sanctions on North Korea – What You Need To Know

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last week the U.S. government announced new sanctions on North Korea designed to target non-U.S. persons, aircraft, vessels, and financial institutions that facilitate trade and transactions with the country. The Executive...more

Trump Administration Significantly Expands Sanctions Against North Korea

On September 21, 2017, the White House announced additional sanctions against North Korea, following a new round of sanctions imposed by the United Nations on September 11 and an escalation of U.S. sanctions previously...more

US Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea; Non-US Persons Face Significantly Increased Risk

by Dentons on

On September 21, 2017, President Trump, in response to North Korea's nuclear activities, issued an Executive Order "Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea” (EO). The EO provides for expansive designation...more

United States Imposes Additional Sanctions Targeting North Korea

by White & Case LLP on

On September 21, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled "Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea." The EO authorizes the US to impose blocking sanctions on North Korean persons,...more

Trump Expands Sanctions on North Korea

by Reed Smith on

President Trump issued a new executive order (the EO) on September 21st that greatly expands the U.S. sanctions against North Korea, particularly secondary sanctions. Secondary sanctions apply to non-U.S. individuals and...more

Does investing in a PFIC make sense given FATCA reporting?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Since FATCA’s implementation in 2010, investing in a Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) is a questionable decision. PFICs are reportable investments and their tax regime is punitive. Under FATCA, US Taxpayers’...more

IRS Urges Foreign Financial Institutions To Renew Their FATCA Registrations

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to foreign financial institutions to renew their Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agreement if required. These FFIs have until October 24, 2017 to complete their renewal....more

New Law Imposes Expansive New Sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea While Limiting the President’s Ability to Ease Russia...

On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (Pub. Law. No. 115-44, H.R. 3364) (the “Act”), which significantly expands economic sanctions against...more

Client alert: New law may significantly impact international trade

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The President signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”) on August 2, 2017, which could have a significant impact on international trade. CAATSA targets three countries with new...more

New Law Marks Significant Increase in US Sanctions on Russia, Stays the Course on Iran, North Korea

On August 2, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act), which significantly expands U.S. sanctions against Russia while enacting modest new sanctions on...more

FATCA Update: FFI Agreement Renewal Deadline Extended To October 24, 2017

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to renew their FFI Agreements to October 24, 2017. We previously wrote about the IRS’ publication in late 2016 of an updated...more

Renewal of U.S. FATCA Registration for Certain Investment Funds by Monday, July 31, 2017

Certain non-U.S. investment funds, including Bermuda funds, which qualify as foreign financial institutions (FFI), must enter into a legal agreement (“FFI agreement”) with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be treated...more

ECB publishes guidance to banks on non-performing loans

by White & Case LLP on

On 20 March 2017, the European Central Bank ("ECB") published its final guidance to banks on how to tackle one of the European banking industry's most pressing issues: non-performing loans. The ECB's guidance forms a key part...more

Secondary Market Transaction Results in U.S. Court Jurisdiction Over Foreign Lender

by Cole Schotz on

Foreign financial institutions that trade dollar-denominated securities on the secondary market may not appreciate that they could be forced to defend an action arising from such a transaction in a U.S. court. That is what...more

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