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U.S. Imposes Partial Embargo On Venezuela
On August 5, 2019, President Donald Trump issued an "Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela" (the "Order").
United States
9 Aug 2019
OFAC Expands Reporting Requirements For Rejected Transactions
In late June, with minimum notice or fanfare, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC")
United States
17 Jul 2019
OFAC Raises The Compliance Bar: Takeaways From The Stanley Black & Decker Settlement
On March 27, the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") announced a $1.869 million settlement with Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ("SB&D") and its Chinese subsidiary, Jiangsu Guoqiang Tools Co., Ltd.
United States
16 Apr 2019
OFAC's Designation Of PdVSA Escalates Venezuela Sanctions
On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") added Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. ("PdVSA") ...
United States
6 Feb 2019
A Review Of US Economic Sanctions In 2018
In another landmark year for sanctions developments, the U.S. government strengthened sanctions targeting Iran, Russia and Venezuela
17 Dec 2018
Sanctions Enforcement Roars Back: Takeaways From The Société Générale Settlement
The Société Générale settlement illustrates that U.S. sanctions enforcement is alive and well, despite below average enforcement activity year to date.
5 Dec 2018
CFIUS Pilot Program: Immediate Implications For Investors And Investment Targets
On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued temporary regulations—a "pilot program"—to implement certain provisions of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act ("FIRRMA"), signed into law by President Donald Trump on August 13, 2018.
United States
12 Oct 2018
Congress Passes Landmark CFIUS Reform Bill
On July 26 and August 1, 2018, Congress passed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act ("FIRRMA") as part of the Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
United States
6 Aug 2018
FDA Clarifies Communication Rules For Medical Product Companies
On June 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two key documents outlining the agency's current thinking regarding drug and device manufacturers' communication of information not contained in product labeling.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Mid-2018 Sanctions Review: A Turbulent Year So Far
No superlative could aptly describe the magnitude of U.S. sanctions developments through the first six months of 2018.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Iran Sanctions Snapback: Practical Implications For International Business & Investors
On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States is preparing to reinstate the sanctions it waived as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and to impose additional sanctions targeting Iran.
United States
14 May 2018
De-Implementation Day: Preparing For Changes To U.S. Sanctions Targeting Iran
Although the scope of possible changes to U.S. sanctions targeting Iran is unclear, companies with international operations would benefit from advanced planning.
3 May 2018
A Review Of US Economic Sanctions In 2017
By any metric, measure or perspective, 2017 has been a remarkably active year for developments in U.S. economic sanctions.
28 Dec 2017
Congress Introduces Bill To Expand CFIUS's Review Authority
CFIUS was established by President Gerald Ford in 1975 to monitor foreign direct investment in the United States.
United States
15 Nov 2017
New Cuba Sanctions Signal Increased Commercial Challenges
In December 2014, President Barack Obama announced a shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, and from 2015 to 2016, OFAC amended the CACR five times.
United States
13 Nov 2017
U.S. Announces Revocation Of Sudanese Sanctions Regulations: New Opportunities And Familiar Risks
It is too early to assess whether the revocation of the SSR will mark a significant turning point away from broad country-based sanctions.
12 Oct 2017
What You Need To Know About North Korea Executive Order
Since President Trump's inauguration, North Korea and the international community have been engaged in a series of provocations and retaliatory actions.
North Korea
25 Sep 2017
OFAC Hits ExxonMobil with $2 Million Sanctions Penalty and Public Rebuke
On July 20, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") penalized ExxonMobil Corp. and two of its U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, "ExxonMobil") $2 million for violations of the Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations.
United States
25 Jul 2017
New Criminal And SEC Charges Signal Aggressive Enforcement Of Insider Trading Liability For Disclosure Of Political Intelligence
On May 24, 2017, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced insider trading charges …
United States
30 May 2017
U.S. Department Of Commerce Establishes Favorable Export Control Policies For India
On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule making two significant changes to U.S. export control policy with respect to India.
United States
24 Feb 2017
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