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Recent AMLSanctions Enforcement Actions
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Iran, Italy, USA
  • December 27 2016

Capping off a year of robust sanctions enforcement, two recent enforcement actions highlight the risks of doing business with sanctioned countries


Trump on Trade - Multinational Banks Eyeing Cuba and Iran
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, Cuba, Iran
  • December 7 2016

While a candidate and since the election, President-elect Trump has expressed conflicting views about the US sanctions against Cuba and Iran. He has


Oil & Gas Essentials Training Day - Dubai
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Iran, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2016

On 19 October 2016, Clyde & Co presented to an audience of oil and gas clients on legal issues relevant to entering into frontier markets, including


United States of America v. Reza Zarrab: The Long Reach of U.S. Sanctions May Have Just Gotten Longer
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • October 26 2016

On March 19, 2016, two months after easing sanctions against Iran as part of the implementation of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action


District Court Upholds Indictment of TurkishIranian Billionaire Charged with Evading US Economic Sanctions against Iran
  • Dechert LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • October 19 2016

U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman denied a motion to dismiss the indictment in the closely followed criminal prosecution of Reza Zarrab, a


House Passes Bill to Bring Transparency to Iranian Finances
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • September 23 2016

On September 21, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act. This bill, HR 5461, would require the


“Egregious” Sale of Flower Seeds to Iran Shows No Sector is Immune from OFAC
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • September 21 2016

On September 13, 2016, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) reached a $4,320,000 civil settlement with PanAmerican Seed


OFAC Settles with Illinois-based Company for Alleged Violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • September 16 2016

On September 13, OFAC announced a $4,320,000 settlement with an Illinois-based company to resolve allegations that it violated the Iranian


Repealing of the Iran Direction in the British Virgin Islands
  • Harneys
  • British Virgin Islands, Iran, United Kingdom
  • August 30 2016

The Financial Investigation Agency (the FIA) in the British Virgin Islands gave a direction (the BVI 2009 Direction) on 18 December 2009 under


HM Treasury publishes advisory notice on AMLCTF controls in high risk overseas jurisdictions
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Yemen, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Syria, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Myanmar, North Korea, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • August 10 2016

In response to the Financial Action Taskforce's (FATF) February 2016 statements on 4 April 2016, HM Treasury updated its advisory notes on high-risk