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Information filtration under the Export Administration Regulations

by Miller Canfield on

Information provides the cornerstone to the modern economy. Information flows across information technology networks similar to water naturally flowing down our mountains, into our streams and rivers, and out to the oceans....more

December 31 Deadline Approaching for Contractors Who Handle Export-Controlled Technical Information

by Williams Mullen on

Under DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, certain government contractors that store, process or transmit technical information that is controlled under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) or the Export...more

Risk Management in the Export Controls Minefield (Part 2 in a Series)

by Blank Rome LLP on

As the recent Bright Lights USA case demonstrates, export violations continue to be met by aggressive enforcement actions by U.S. government authorities. In Bright Lights USA, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of...more

US Revokes Sudan Sanctions

On October 6, 2017, President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of State announced the revocation of economic sanctions on Sudan, following the temporary lifting of sanctions on January 17, 2017. The announcement concluded...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Alere Inc. Agrees to Pay More Than $13 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action - On September 28, 2017, Alere Inc. (“Alere”), a Massachusetts based manufacturer of medical diagnostic...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Alere Inc. Agrees to Pay More Than $13 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action - On September 28, 2017, Alere Inc. (“Alere”), a Massachusetts based manufacturer of medical diagnostic...more

Red Notice Newsletter - September 2017

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Alere Inc. Agrees to Pay More Than $13 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action - On September 28, 2017, Alere Inc. (“Alere”), a Massachusetts based manufacturer of medical...more

To Be Cyber Secure – May Not Mean You Are Export Secure

Ensuring that technical data is compliant with both export regulations and cybersecurity requires an understanding of what export controlled technical data/technology relate to and how they work together. The two major export...more

Luxembourg Space Resources Act: Paving the legal road to space

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Luxembourg sets out to become a global hub for the utilization of space resources - “Art.1. Space resources are capable of being owned.” By recognising this legal principle through the adoption on 20 July 2017 of the...more

Recent ITAR Case Sends Important Message to Small/Midsized Government Contractors | Williams Mullen

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A State Department ITAR enforcement case announced last week involving a supplier of military spare parts sends a valuable message to small and mid-sized government contractors of every type. The case involves Bright...more

Risks In The Common Practice Of Sending Technical Data Outside The U.S. — New Jersey Company Penalized $400,000

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Does your company source components or parts outside the U.S.? When doing so, you need to be careful about sending unlicensed export controlled technical data like drawings, blueprints and manufacturing instructions as part...more

The United States Munitions List: When Guns Come Off of the ITAR

In our blog shop, most of the news we scan is the nerdy minutia of regulatory nuance. But the other day, we found big news, a real scoop. The ITAR will be rewritten to remove guns and ammunition from its control....more

ITAR For Government Contractors - Revised For Recent Amendments

by Williams Mullen on

Introduction. One of the most important areas of regulation for defense contractors is the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). ITAR are the State Department controls that regulate the defense industry. Companies...more

The ZTE Case: U.S. Sanctions and Export Control Laws

by Benesch on

The settlement reached by China’s giant telecommunication company, ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) with various U.S. government agencies, including U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Commerce’s...more

Dealing with Violations in Export and Import Transactions

by Williams Mullen on

You are the general counsel or CEO of your company. Your compliance manager comes into your office and tells you that he/she may have discovered an export violation within the company. Or perhaps you have received a directed...more

New ITAR Rules Possible: DDTC Rulemaking Unaffected By Trump Executive Order Limiting New Regulations

by Baker Donelson on

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls made clear last week that the State Department’s Directorate for Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is responsible for the International Traffic in Arms...more

ZTE Is Assessed $1.19 Billion in Penalties for Criminal and Civil Violations of Export Control and Economic Sanctions Laws and...

On March 7, 2017, the U.S. government announced that China's Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and its affiliate, ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively "ZTE"), have agreed to a global settlement...more

"US Announces Record-Setting Penalties for Violations of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions"

On March 7, 2017, the United States announced that China’s Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. and their respective affiliates (collectively, ZTE) had agreed to a record...more

Private Equity and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The election of President Trump contained more than a few positive signs for Private Equity (PE) firms. Promises of a lower corporate tax environment, a ten-percent tax holiday for funds parked overseas, large infrastructure...more

White Collar Enforcement and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Enforcement activity under the Obama administration often made headlines for the eye-popping level of fines, with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, and economic sanctions...more

Key Issues for Due Diligence of Government Contracts – Part I

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Comprehensive due diligence review of any target company is imperative when determining whether to buy another company. Layer on the fact that the target company has government contracts then several unique issues must also...more

"US Announces Tentative Lifting of Sudan Sanctions; OFAC Issues Guidance on Providing Sanctions Advice"

On January 13, 2017, President Obama and the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the interim lifting of sanctions on Sudan, with a path to a permanent revocation of sanctions in six...more

ITAR Guide for the Firearms Industry

by Williams Mullen on

The U.S. firearms industry is regulated under the National Firearms Act, Gun Control Act and other federal and state firearms laws. However there is another important area of regulation that applies to the firearms industry...more

Apocalypse Soon? Permanent Disqualification From Department of Defense Contracts May Result From Voluntary Disclosures of Export...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Etymology, particularly the Greek or Latin roots of words, aids our understanding in much the same way as root cause analysis does. The Greek word for disclosure is ap???????, transliterated to apokálypsi, or “apocalypse.”...more

CFIUS’ Global Reach – Users of U.S. Controlled Technology Beware

by Baker Donelson on

The U.S. government, and we mean the pre-Trump administration at that, has blocked an acquisition of a foreign company by another foreign company. The concern is that the target company has a U.S. presence and has access to...more

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