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Panama Papers spotlight danger of failing to screen for problem clients
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 28 2016

The leak of millions of documents apparently hacked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonesca has exposed the tax strategies of some of the world’s

Supreme Court order allows victims of terrorism to collect from frozen funds of Iranian central bank
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 22 2016

On April 20, the Supreme Court held in Bank Markazi v. Peterson that Section 8772 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012

Aviation Sanctions UpdateIran and Cuba
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Cuba, European Union, Iran, USA
  • April 20 2016

With Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran occurring on January 16, 2016, Iran publicly announced that it

New Business Opportunities in Iran! Who Will Be Your Banker? Non-U.S. Banks Hesitant to Process Lawful Iran Transactionsand for Good Reason
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 20 2016

As we reported here, sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal has opened up new business opportunities in Iran. Many restrictions remain in place

Fighting Reportedly Escalates in Syria and Ukraine; House Armed Services Subcommittees to Mark-up the NDAA
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Iran, Russia, Ukraine, USA
  • April 18 2016

Tension between the United States and Russia remains heightened, particularly after recent reports of close military encounters in the Baltic Sea

Trade Talk - Week in Review (11-15 April 2016)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Global, Iran, USA
  • April 18 2016

Global Steel Crisis Examined. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker co-chaired a two-day hearing last week

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

OFAC General License Facilitates Negotiations With Iran for Commercial Passenger Aircraft
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 14 2016

Since we last spoke of "Implementation Day" established on January 16 under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (see "Implementation Day" Brings

Challenges of Doing Business in Iran and Cuba
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Cuba, Iran, USA
  • April 14 2016

In recent months, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Treasury have relaxed restrictions on doing business in Iran and Cuba, easing export

Obama Administration Reportedly May Issue Relief From Sanctions for Dollar-Clearing Transactions Involving Iran
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 11 2016

The Obama administration may be preparing to provide a degree of relief from current US "dollar-clearing" sanctions applicable to transactions