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Mitigating OFAC Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions

USA - February 3 2020 This past year marked a watershed in highlighting the U.S. sanctions risks associated with mergers and acquisitions. Both in word and in deed, the U...

Jennifer M. Opheim, Hannah Thibideau, Betty Santangelo, Gary Stein, Peter H. White.

Sanctions Update: DOJ Revises Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policy for Export Control and Sanctions Violations

USA - January 2 2020 On Dec. 13, 2019, the National Security Division (“NSD”) of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a revised policy, titled the Export Control...

Jennifer M. Opheim, Hannah Thibideau, Betty Santangelo, Gary Stein, Peter H. White, Marc E. Elovitz.

OFAC Expands Reporting Obligations and Highlights Importance of Cooperation

USA - November 21 2019 In June 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued an interim final rule amending the Reporting...

Jennifer M. Opheim, Hannah Thibideau, Stephanie E. Kelly, Betty Santangelo, Gary Stein.

Federal Banking Regulators Issue Joint Statement on BSAAML Compliance Program Examinations

USA - August 1 2019 On July 22, 2019, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union...

Malka Levitin, Betty Santangelo, Donald J. Mosher, Joseph P. Vitale.

SEC Publishes First-Ever No-Action Letter for a Cryptocurrency Enterprise and a Framework for when a Cryptocurrency Is a Security

USA - April 3 2019 On April 3, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published a framework aimed at assisting in determining whether a digital asset is a security...

Charles J. Clark, Stephanie R. Breslow, Bayard P. Brown, Donald J. Mosher, Marc E. Elovitz, Howard Schiffman.