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President Obama Travels to the Asia Pacific Region; Senate Expected to Debate its NDAA Measure; House Committee to Mark-Up the Senate-Passed FY 2016 State Department Reauthorization Bill; Some Congressional Committees to Focus on the Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

President Barack Obama departed on Sunday for what will be his 10th trip to Asia, with scheduled stops in Vietnam and Japan. The U.S. International


New Economic Opportunities with Cuba Present Financial Rewards Along with Associated Compliance Challenges
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA, Cuba
  • May 23 2016

The opening of Cuba to greater commercial and financial activity offers many possibilities for U.S. financial institutions but, with those


U.S. Further Lifts Limits on Transactions Incident to Exports to and from Burma (Myanmar)
  • Jones Day
  • Myanmar, USA
  • May 23 2016

On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") announced the first significant amendments to its


EU Political Update: 23 - 27 May 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • May 23 2016

On 17 May 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted new rules designed to assist Member States with the challenges of keeping network and


US Government Eases Restrictions on Doing Business with Burma (Myanmar)
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Myanmar, USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 18, 2016, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took steps to further ease economic sanctions against Burma (or


Burma Sanctions Continue to Sunset (IRB No. 553)
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 17, 2016, the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to broaden the scope of permissible trade


Iran Sanctions Relief: New And Residual Risks
  • Phillips Lytle LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • May 20 2016

Notwithstanding the significant lifting of sanctions, business between the U.S. and Iran remains limited, risky and difficult - and recent legal and


OFAC amends Burmese sanctions regulations
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • Myanmar, USA
  • May 20 2016

On May 17, OFAC amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 537 by adding a general license to authorize most transactions related to U


US revises its sanctions on Myanmar in support of political reform
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Myanmar, USA
  • May 19 2016

The United States of America’s (US) administration has announced wide-ranging revisions to US sanctions on Myanmar, in support of the significant


Limited US Sanctions Relief after Historic Myanmar Elections
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

On May 17, 2016, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced its long-awaited changes to US sanctions on