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Iran economic sanctions update

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • Iran, USA
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  • January 31 2014

The United States has maintained economic sanctions against Iran consistently since 1979, with only a brief relaxation of the restrictions in the

Suspension of U.S. and E.U. sanctions on insurance related to Iran’s petrochemical exports

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • European Union, Iran, USA
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  • December 16 2013

On November 24, Iran entered into a Joint Plan of Action with the United States, China, the Russian Federation, France, Germany, and the United

New York Department of Financial Services looks at non-US reinsurers’ compliance with Iran sanctions law

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • Iran, USA
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  • July 2 2013

For a state regulator, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS" or the "Department") has demonstrated an unusual interest in enforcing

Irannotices begin to roll into the SEC

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
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  • Iran, USA
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  • February 12 2013

A number of companies have filed IRANNOTICEs on EDGAR with the SEC (thanks to Broc Romanek for pointing this out). The notices reference disclosures

Lloyd's Market drafts exclusion to ensure compliance with Iran sanctions

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • Iran, USA
  • -
  • August 23 2010

As previously reported in this blog, President Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010 (the "Iran Sanctions Act") in July, following the less stringent sanctions passed earlier by the U.N

Aon Energy settles with OFAC after alleged sanctions violations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • Iran, USA
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  • February 15 2011

Aon International Energy, Inc. ("Aon Energy") has entered a $36,000 settlement with the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") after allegations that the broker violated the Iranian Transactions Regulations

U.S. expands secondary sanctions on non-U.S. parties doing business with Iran: what insurers and reinsurers need to know

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • Iran, USA
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  • July 22 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, the United States imposed further secondary sanctions on non-U.S. parties who engage in trade or other transactions with Iran

IFCPA potentially expands US sanctions against Iran to non-US insurers and reinsurers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Iran, USA
  • -
  • May 29 2013

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 into law in January 2013, which includes a section entitled the

United States increases sanctions against Iran

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • Iran, USA
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  • July 13 2012

On 12 July 2012, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control made some important shipping-related changes to its Iran sanctions regime

The Iran Threat Reduction Act insurers and reinsurers beware

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • Iran, Syria, USA
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  • September 27 2012

The Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, the latest in an ever expanding arsenal of US-based long-arm jurisdiction statutory instruments, was passed into law on 10 August 2012, following extensive negotiation in the US legislature