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Framework agreement with Iran unclear as to when and which sanctions will be lifted; stepped up enforcement to continue after record sanctions fines
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 13 2015

In what may represent a sea change in US-Iran relations, on April 2, 2015, Iran and the United States, along with the United Kingdom, France, Russia


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


Iran economic sanctions update
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • 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
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, Iran, USA
  • 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


Four insurers subpoenaed as part of Iranian sanctions investigation; suspected of insuring foreign commodities trader accused of violating trade sanctions against Iran
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 11 2014

The New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") has issued subpoenas to four insurers as part of an ongoing probe into violations of U.S. trade


Irannotices begin to roll into the SEC
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • 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


The Iran Threat Reduction Act insurers and reinsurers beware
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Iran, Syria, USA
  • 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


U.S. Congress enacts further Iranian shipping sanctions
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • August 7 2012

On August 3, 2012, the U.S. Congress presented to President Obama for his signature the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (H.R. 1905


New York widens its probe into possible Iran-related transactions by accredited reinsurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • July 25 2013

As previously reported here, the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") began a string of investigations last month into possible


New law expands scope of Iran sanctions in new ways
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • February 14 2013

As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and