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Sanctions Round Up: Second Quarter 2019
While this quarter saw no major developments in Russia sanctions programs, OFAC signaled its continued willingness to target Russian banks for assisting others evade US sanctions
25 Jul 2019
Sanctions Round Up: First Quarter 2019
In this quarter, OFAC lifted sanctions on Rusal and other companies following divestment by Oleg Deripaska. Meanwhile, as Venezuela descends into economic and political crisis, the US targeted PdVSA and others to hasten regime change.
United States
4 Jun 2019
Sanctions Round Up: Third Quarter 2018
US sanctions against Russia remained front and center this quarter, with the Trump Administration imposing new measures in response to Russia's alleged involvement in biological attacks in the UK...
United States
18 Oct 2018
Sanctions Round Up: Second Quarter 2018
This quarter, companies around the globe prepared to exit Iran-related business in the wake of U.S. sanctions snap-back.
19 Jul 2018
The Sanctions And Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018: New Challenges In Sanctions Compliance?
The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. Although the sanctions-related provisions of the Act are not yet in force, they will give the government...
5 Jun 2018
President Trump Announces US Withdrawal From JCPOA
President Trump announced today the United States' withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and initiated plans to re-impose nuclear-related sanctions that had been suspended under the terms...
United States
11 May 2018
Sanctions Round Up: Third Quarter 2017
On August 2, 2017 President Trump signed into law the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act," which imposes new sanctions against Russia, North Korea, and Iran.
19 Oct 2017
Sanctions Round Up: First Half 2017
The first six months of the Trump Administration saw several notable developments for US sanctions, with particular implications for Russia and Iran.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Sanctions Round Up: Fourth Quarter 2016 And President Donald J. Trump
In the fourth quarter of 2016 and continuing up to the eve of Inauguration Day in January, the Obama Administration continued to pursue its policies, lifting the economic and financial sanctions against Burma and Sudan.
United States
10 Feb 2017
Ramifications Of US Election For International Sanctions
Yesterday's election has significant implications for international sanctions, particularly with respect to Iran, Cuba, and Russia.
United States
15 Nov 2016
Sanctions Round Up: First Quarter 2016
OFAC amends the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to ease Cuban sanctions in response to President Obama's policy changes announced on December 17, 2014.
21 Apr 2016
EU-US Agreement On Regulation Of Central Counterparties
On 10 February 2016, the European Commission and the CFTC announced a common approach regarding supervision of central counterparties operating in the US and EU...
United States
22 Feb 2016
Navigating Iran Sanctions After Implementation Day
Although the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations lifted a number of sanctions targeting Iran on January 16, 2016 ("Implementation Day")...
22 Jan 2016
Iran Sanctions: The Carrot And The Stick
The nuclear deal struck between Iran and global powers in July this year has caught the attention of many businesses looking to enter the Middle East's second largest economy, once it is legal to do so.
United States
4 Dec 2015
Iran Sanctions Relief: Opportunities And Challenges For US And EU Financial Institutions
Although US and EU sanctions targeting Iran are not likely to be lifted before early 2016, there are a number of issues which US-and EU-based financial institutions should be aware...
United States
2 Oct 2015
Sanctions Round-Up: Second Quarter 2015
After almost two years of negotiations, the P5+1 and Iran reach a final comprehensive agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program...
6 Aug 2015
Looking Ahead To Lifting Sanctions Against Iran
Sanctions in relation to human rights issues are unaffected by the JCPOA, although these restrictions generally do not impact upon the above activities.
31 Jul 2015
Looking Forward To Lifting Of Sanctions Against Iran
After almost two years of negotiations, on July 14, 2015, the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) and Iran reached an agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program.
20 Jul 2015
Changes In US Sanctions On Cuba Present Opportunities And Challenges
The Obama Administration's recent loosening of trade restrictions on Cuba has the potential to open new opportunities for US businesses.
United States
14 May 2015
Sanctions Round-Up: First Quarter 2015
After months of intense negotiations, this quarter saw the announcement of a framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran that, if it results in a final agreement, will lead to a suspension of Western sanctions.
28 Apr 2015
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