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Not Quite Cuba (Yet): OFAC Blocks The Venezuelan Government's Property
Hot on the heels of the "Saturday Surprise," the Trump Administration initiated "Monday Madness" earlier this week when the President issued new E.O. 13884 blocking any property and interests in property of the GOV...
United States
12 Aug 2019
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TGIF? No, Cbw: U.S. Government Imposes Narrow Financing Restrictions And Other Sanctions On Russia
The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has a well-earned reputation in the sanctions bar for ruining weekends.
United States
8 Aug 2019
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OFAC's Framework For Sanctions Compliance And Its Impact On Recent Enforcement Cases
On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published its first-ever Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments ("Framework"),
United States
19 Jun 2019
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For Russia, Sanctions Are Coming
Back in February, we told you about the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, or "DASKA," a bipartisan effort to impose new sanctions
United States
18 Jun 2019
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The United States Imposes Additional Secondary Sanctions On Iran As Geopolitical Tensions Flare
With tensions rising in the Persian Gulf, and Iran on the brink of pulling out of portions of the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump issued new Executive Order 13871 last Wednesday,
United States
30 May 2019
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Sanctions Enforcement Tips From Former Ofacers
Morrison & Foerster's National Security practice provides strategic advice and counseling to clients on a broad range of challenging regulatory and compliance matters in the national security space.
United States
16 May 2019
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OFAC Sanctions Venezuela's National Development Bank
On a bizarre day for sanctions that saw President Trump seemingly take action related to North Korea via tweet – revoke recent measures? scuttle pending ones?
United States
5 Apr 2019
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INSTEX And Europe's "Legitimate Trade" With Iran
Three weeks ago, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (the "E3") created INSTEX SAS (Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges, INSTEX), an entity designed to enhance business between the EU
European Union
1 Mar 2019
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Digging Into DASKA: Key Takeaways From The Latest Russia Sanctions Bill
Last Wednesday, February 13, a bipartisan group of senators sent Presidents Trump and Putin a Valentine's Eve present by reintroducing a revised Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, or "DASKA"...
United States
28 Feb 2019
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OFAC Has Been Talking About Compliance Through Enforcement
Last Thursday, January 31, the U.S. Treasury Department's OFAC issued its first enforcement action of 2019, a fascinating case involving false eyelashes that teaches that virtually any company in any industry selling...
United States
11 Feb 2019
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OFAC Delists Oligarch Companies Over Congressional Objections
On Sunday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it lifted sanctions on three entities associated with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska ...
United States
1 Feb 2019
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OFAC Begins Process To Delist Oligarch Companies, Sanctions More Russian Operatives
Yesterday afternoon, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took two complementary actions involving U.S. sanctions related to Russia.
United States
3 Jan 2019
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Iran Sanctions: Snap-Back, Part 2
On November 5, 2018, the United States enacted the second of two powerful phases of the "snap-back" of Iran sanctions, re-imposing sanctions that were lifted by the United States in 2016...
European Union
14 Nov 2018
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Snapback Begins: Re-Imposition Of Iran Sanctions
On August 6, 2018, President Trump signed an executive order ("New Iran E.O.") directing the Secretaries of State and the Treasury to re-impose sweeping sanctions on Iran, effecting the policy
United States
30 Aug 2018
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