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OFAC Settles with Digital Currency Services Provider for Apparent Violations of Multiple Sanctions Programs

USA - February 19 2021 What Happened: OFAC settled with BitPay, Inc. for $507,375 to resolve 2,102 apparent violations of multiple US sanctions programs for allowing…

Gustavo J. Membiela.

Court of Appeals Affirms that Helms-Burton Claim Must be Acquired Prior to March 12, 1996

USA - February 16 2021 What Happened: A federal appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a Plaintiff’s Helms-Burton claim because he acquired ownership of the property at…

Gustavo J. Membiela, Rail Seoane.

A new Year’s tale of caution - OFAC settlement highlights risks for those dealing in digital currencies

USA - January 6 2021 OFAC settled with BitGo, Inc. for $98,830, resolving 183 apparent violations of multiple US sanctions programs for processing digital currency…

Eric R. Markus, Gustavo J. Membiela, Kevin E. Gaunt, Natalia Duran.

Court Holds that Helms-Burton Plaintiffs Have Article III Standing

Cuba, USA - September 23 2020 What Happened: A Florida federal judge denied the defendant's motion to dismiss a Helms-Burton claim, finding that the plaintiff sufficiently…

Gustavo J. Membiela, María Castellanos.

Online Marketplaces May Be Required to Verify and Disclose Seller Information

USA - July 31 2020 On July 23, 2020, U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky introduced H.R.7756 to require online Marketplaces to verify and disclose to consumers certain…

Corey Lee.