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US Sanctions on Chinese Company Securities: Further Developments

USA, China - January 19 2021 During the first half of January, the Trump Administration continued to expand the ban on trading related to the public securities of designated...

Melissa G.R. Goldstein, Hannah Thibideau, Gary Stein.

Passage of Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 Includes Comprehensive BSAAML Reform Measures

USA - January 7 2021 On Dec. 31, 2020, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), Congress enacted the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AML Act”) and...

Melissa G.R. Goldstein, Nicholas Zlevor, Gary Stein, Donald J. Mosher, Joseph P. Vitale.

OFAC Provides Guidance on Trading Ban in Chinese Companies

USA - December 31 2020 On Dec. 28, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued guidance clarifying the scope of the Trump...

Melissa G.R. Goldstein, Hannah Thibideau, Gary Stein, Brian T. Daly.

FinCEN Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and FAQs Concerning Convertible Virtual Currency and Legal Tender Digital Asset Transactions

USA - December 23 2020 On Dec. 18, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued for public comment a notice of...

Melissa G.R. Goldstein, Nicholas Zlevor, Kara A. Kuchar, Donald J. Mosher.

SEC Staff Bulletin Highlights AML Risks Associated with Low-Priced Securities Trading in Omnibus Accounts

USA - December 14 2020 On Nov. 12, 2020, the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“Commission”) Division of Trading and Markets (“Division Staff”) issued...

Melissa G.R. Goldstein, Julian Rainero, Derek N. Lacarrubba.