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After Nearly 20 Years, US Lifts Burma Sanctions

Myanmar, USA - October 14 2016 After nearly two decades, the United States has formally ended economic sanctions on Burma (Myanmar). Citing substantial efforts undertaken to...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Jamie L. Boucher, Joseph M. Sandman, Eytan J. Fisch.


NYDFS Finalizes Rule to Regulate Transaction Monitoring, Filtering

USA - July 26 2016 Financial institutions operating in New York including New York state licensed banks, trust companies, private bankers, savings banks, savings and...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Innokenty Pyetranker, Jamie L. Boucher, Eytan J. Fisch.


UK Establishes New HM Treasury Office to Implement Financial Sanctions

United Kingdom - April 4 2016 On March 31, 2016, the U.K. Launched the new Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) within HM Treasury. OFSI, which assumes the...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Caroline Wojtylak, Jamie L. Boucher, Ryan D. Junck, Eytan J. Fisch.


US Enforcement Authorities Tighten Post-Settlement Scrutiny of Financial Institutions

USA - January 18 2016 Last year, financial institutions continued to settle in record numbers with federal and state criminal and civil authorities in areas including...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Jamie L. Boucher, Eytan J. Fisch.


Sectoral sanctions add new layer of complexity to OFAC sanctions

Russia, Ukraine, USA - January 27 2015 In response to the protracted crisis in Ukraine, the Obama administration authorized traditional and innovative economic sanctions against Russian...

Khalil N. Maalouf, Jamie L. Boucher, Katherine Nakazono, D. Taylor Tipton.