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Russia Introduces New Draft Law on Social Networks

by Morgan Lewis on

Russian lawmakers have proposed a draft law that would impose new obligations on the owners of public networks. Such owners with no registered presence in Russia would be required to set up a local representative office....more

OFAC’s New Russia-Related Sanctions

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added 38 new designees to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”) related to Russia pursuant to...more

New US Sanctions Against Russia Create Unique Issues for Fund Investors

by Morgan Lewis on

The Office of Foreign Assets Control recently designated 7 “oligarchs,” 17 government officials, 13 companies, and one bank, all Russian, as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), effectively prohibiting US persons...more

Russia’s State Duma Introduces Draft Law to Counter U.S. Sanctions

Draft legislation seeks to restrict business with U.S. and its allies across sectors. Draft legislation sets out broad menu of sanctions and prohibitions—from import and services restrictions to individual bans—but...more

How sanctions-proof is your Source of Wealth due diligence?

U.S. sanctions against Russian oligarchs and their associated companies demonstrate the value of Source of Wealth due diligence assessments that go beyond simply identifying the assets owned....more

DHS and FBI Issue a Joint Technical Alert with UK Warning Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks

by Alston & Bird on

On April 16, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint Technical Alert (TA), alerting the worldwide...more

Sanctions Round Up: First Quarter 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This quarter saw the announcement of sweeping new sanctions against Russia’s billionaire class and their corporate holdings, and included the Trump Administration’s first issuance of sanctions against Russia for meddling in...more

Russia Prepares to Retaliate for U.S. Sanctions

by Jones Day on

On April 13, 2018, the Duma (lower chamber of the Russian parliament) introduced a draft law "On Measures to Counter Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and/or Other Foreign States" ("Draft Law") in response to...more

US announces major round of Russia sanctions designations and two time-limited general licenses

by Dentons on

On April 6, 2018, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added 24 individuals and 14 entities to the List of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN List) and one entity to the Sectoral Sanctions...more

New Russia Sanctions: Key Takeaways

by Morgan Lewis on

The new sanctions fall within the framework of existing US sanctions against Russia, but have expanded their application by classifying new, prominent individuals and companies as “Specially Designated Nationals.” Given the...more

Expansion of U.S. Sanctions Regarding Russia: Five Crucial Points

On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") expanded U.S. sanctions relating to Russia by "blocking" seven prominent Russian businessmen, 12 companies, 17 senior Russian...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - April 2018 #2

U.S. Agencies Agree to Slash Approval Times for Infrastructure Projects - "More than a dozen federal agencies agreed to slash the time needed for environmental reviews and permitting on major infrastructure projects, a...more

US Treasury Department’s New Designations Under the Russia-Related Sanctions: 3 Key Takeaways (Russian version)

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The new designations of Russian individuals and entities broadly expand the scope and impact of sanctions. Background - On April 6, 2018, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added more...more

US Imposes New Russia Sanctions Targeting Oligarchs, Senior Government Officials and Entities

On April 6, 2018, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies owned or controlled by these oligarchs, 17 senior Russian government...more

U.S. Sanctions Imposed on Russian Individuals, Associated Entities and Government Officials

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Trump Administration has imposed sanctions against a number of high-profile Russian individuals and entities by adding them to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons ("SDN") List. The...more

US Sanctions Prominent Russian Individuals and Companies

by White & Case LLP on

On April 6, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added seven Russian individuals and twelve companies deemed to be owned or controlled by those individuals to the List of Specially...more

OFAC Hits Russia with New Sanctions

by Michael Volkov on

On April 6, 2018, OFAC announced a new round of sanctions against Russian individuals and companies. Relying on its authority under existing executive orders, OFAC designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own...more

OFAC Targets Russian Oligarchs and Energy Companies in New Designations

by Reed Smith on

On Friday, April 6, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of 7 Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a...more

Evolution or revolution? The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Ruling on parallel imports

by Dentons on

The question of the legalization of parallel imports (i.e. the import by non-official distributors of goods from outside the Eurasian Economic Union, the “EAEU”, without the right-holder’s consent) has been the subject of a...more

US Treasury Department’s New Designations Under the Russia-Related Sanctions: 3 Key Takeaways

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The new designations of Russian individuals and entities broadly expand the scope and impact of sanctions. Background - On April 6, 2018, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added more...more

Treasury Department Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities

The Treasury Department has placed several prominent Russian individuals and companies on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons lists (“SDN list”). Several of these parties are Russian billionaires previously...more

New Sanctions on Russian Businessmen: Impact on Investment Funds

On April 6, 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a number of Russian businessmen and companies, as well as Russian government officials and two state-owned entities. The...more

OFAC Sanctions Leading Russian Businessmen, Government Officials and Companies

• On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed seven prominent Russian businessmen, 12 companies, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian...more

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian individuals, their companies, and Russian government officials

by Hogan Lovells on

Today, the Trump Administration designated multiple Russian targets, including several wealthy individuals and their companies, as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs). These designations of major companies represent the...more

In a Major Move, US Sanctions Key Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Related Entities

by Dechert LLP on

The Trump Administration, on April 6, 2018, imposed sanctions on a number of Russian oligarchs with vast business interests, Russian government officials, officers of Russian state-owned enterprises, and related companies....more

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