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Corporate Crime & Investigations Update - 13 May 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Brazil, France, Greece, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 13 2016

The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been accused of playing a key role in a huge corruption scandal involving state-oil

Sanctions Round Up: First Quarter 2016
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, Myanmar, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, USA
  • April 18 2016

OFAC amends the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to ease Cuban sanctions in response to President Obama’s policy changes announced on December 17

Congress Focuses on Nonproliferation (Iran, North Korea); President Obama Focuses on the State of the Union Address
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Asia-Pacific, China, Iran, North Korea, South Africa, Syria, USA
  • January 11 2016

The House of Representatives reconvened in Washington last Tuesday. The Senate reconvenes today. President Barack Obama will address a joint session

Insurer settles alleged sanctions violations with OFAC
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, USA
  • August 28 2015

On August 6 2015 the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $271,815 settlement with a US-based company

EU relaxes certain Syrian sanctions and amends measures relating to North Korea, Iran, Tunisia; US relaxes Myanmar sanctions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Syria, Tunisia, USA
  • August 9 2013

The EU has recently published a new Regulation (Regulation 6972013 of 22 July 2013 ("Regulation 6972013")) which amends Regulation 362012, the key

Corporate crime update - July 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Syria, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Germany, Iran, North Korea, Spain
  • July 16 2012

The SFO has announced that it has obtained a civil recovery order against Oxford Publishing Ltd (OPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oxford University Press (OUP

Riding the CISADA waveU.S. congressional pressure on Iran continues
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, USA
  • March 14 2012

Since amending the Iran Sanctions Act (“ISA”) by passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (“CISADA”), the U.S. Congress has continued its efforts to isolate Iran by expanding both the scope of sanctionable activity and the types of sanctions that can be meted out by the U.S. Government. As with CISADA, many of the pending bills have particular focus on or consequences for the maritime industry and extend to both U.S. and non-U.S. persons

International sanctions updates to U.S. sanctions laws in 2011
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Cuba, Iran, Libya, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, USA, Yemen
  • January 17 2012

In 2011, the world experienced historic events, particularly with regard to the Arab Spring and the violent repression that followed in nations like Libya and Syria

Annual update of U.S. economic sanctions & export controls
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Iran, Libya, North Korea, USA
  • April 28 2011

The primary focus of last year’s annual update, which appeared in the April 2010 issue, was U.S. efforts to tighten economic sanctions against Iran

FinCEN guidance on countermeasures for Iran and North Korea
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Iran, North Korea, USA
  • March 28 2011

On March 21st, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued an Advisory on the Financial Action Task Force's statement concerning countermeasures which should be taken with respect to Iran and North Korea