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OFAC year in review 2021 - part 1

Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific, China, Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, USA - February 7 2022 2021 was a year of transition in the United States and for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC’s year…

Jiang Liu, John E. Smith, B. Chen Zhu

Sanctions legislation watch: What to expect from Congress as 2021 comes to a close

China, Iran, Russia, USA - November 8 2021 As we approach year’s end, and the pace of legislative activity ramps up, it remains critical to keep a close eye on the sanctions-related bills…

Jiang Liu, John E. Smith, B. Chen Zhu

Lessons Learned from OFAC’s 2020 Enforcement Actions

USA - February 17 2021 As we previously wrote in our OFAC 2020 Year in Review, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) saw a drop in…

Panagiotis C. Bayz, Andrea L. Delisi, John E. Smith

Global sanctions on Russia escalate in response to Russia’s continued bloody invasion of Ukraine

European Union, Global, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA - April 18 2022 As Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine nears the end of its second month, with regular reports of human rights violations, possible chemical weapons…

Gareth Rees KC, John E. Smith, Daiske Yoshida

OFAC 2020 Year in Review

China, Cuba, Hong Kong, Iran, Russia, USA - February 16 2021 In too many ways to count, 2020 was an extraordinary year. As we move into 2021 with optimism for an end to the pandemic and better days ahead, we…

Reema Shocair Ali, Panagiotis C. Bayz, Andrea L. Delisi, Raymond Rif, John E. Smith