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Update on Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMCs) Sanctions: Amended Executive Order, New OFAC Guidance, Expanded Criteria for CCMCs, and Additional CCMCs Identified

USA - January 16 2021 On November 12, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist...

Jessica S. Carey, Xiaoyu Greg Liu, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Karen R. King, Rachel Fiorill, Christopher D. Frey, Joshua R. Thompson, Brad S. Karp, Joel H. LeoGrande, Michael E. Gertzman, Richard S. Elliott.

New Guidance Clarifies OFAC’s Broad Interpretation of Recent Sanctions Against Communist Chinese Military Companies

USA - January 4 2021 On December 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued eagerly anticipated guidance clarifying...

Jessica S. Carey, Xiaoyu Greg Liu, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Karen R. King, Rachel Fiorill, Christopher D. Frey, Joshua R. Thompson, Brad S. Karp, Joel H. LeoGrande, Michael E. Gertzman, Richard S. Elliott.

FinCEN Proposes New Requirements for Reporting and Recordkeeping on Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency and Digital Asset Transactions

USA - December 29 2020 On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would...

Jessica S. Carey, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Karen R. King, Christopher D. Frey, Jacobus J. Schutte, Jeannie S. Rhee, Brad S. Karp, Jonathan Ashtor, Carly Lagrotteria, Michael E. Gertzman, Mark F. Mendelsohn, Richard S. Elliott.

United States Imposes Sanctions on Turkey under CAATSA Section 231 for Purchase of Russian Missile System

USA, Russia, Turkey - December 21 2020 On December 14, 2020, the U.S. imposed sanctions on the Republic of Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries (“SSB”) pursuant to Section 231 of the...

Jessica S. Carey, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Karen R. King, Rachel Fiorill, Christopher D. Frey, Brad S. Karp, Maria E. Eliot, Michael E. Gertzman, Mark F. Mendelsohn, Richard S. Elliott.

Congress to Include Significant Expansion of Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Requirements for U.S. Companies and non-U.S. Companies Registered to do Business in the United States as a Part of the 2021 NDAA

USA - December 8 2020 As has been widely reported1 and announced in statements by members of both the House and Senate,2 Congress has included a significant expansion...

Jessica S. Carey, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Karen R. King, Rachel Fiorill, Anand Sithian, Joshua R. Thompson, Brad S. Karp, Michael E. Gertzman, Mark F. Mendelsohn, Richard S. Elliott.