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First Mover: The OCC Finalizes its CRA Rule

USA - May 22 2020 On May 20, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) published a final rule (“Final Rule”) intended to modernize the rules…

Jeremy Mandell, Obrea O. Poindexter

Trump Reverses Course on Turkey

Syria, Turkey, USA - October 25 2019 On October 23, 2019, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced it was removing three Turkish government ministers…

Saqib Alam, Panagiotis C. Bayz, John P. Carlin, Michael V. Dobson, Felix Helmstädter, David A. Newman, Kristofer G. Readling, John E. Smith, Nicholas J. Spiliotes

Back to the Future: Helms-Burton Versus the Blocking Statutes. Who Will Prevail?

Cuba, European Union, USA - August 20 2019 Nearly a quarter century after its passage, the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 - commonly known as Helms-Burton…

Saqib Alam, John P. Carlin, Michael V. Dobson, Felix Helmstädter, David A. Newman, Kristofer G. Readling, John E. Smith, Nicholas J. Spiliotes

For Russia, Sanctions Are Coming

European Union, Germany, Russia, USA - June 3 2019 Back in February, we told you about the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, or “DASKA,” a bipartisan effort to impose new…

Saqib Alam, Panagiotis C. Bayz, John P. Carlin, Michael V. Dobson, Felix Helmstädter, David A. Newman, Kristofer G. Readling, John E. Smith

The United States Imposes Additional Secondary Sanctions on Iran as Geopolitical Tensions Flare

Iran, USA - May 15 2019 With tensions rising in the Persian Gulf, and Iran on the brink of pulling out of portions of the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump issued new…

Saqib Alam, Panagiotis C. Bayz, John P. Carlin, Michael V. Dobson, Felix Helmstädter, David A. Newman, Kristofer G. Readling, John E. Smith, Nicholas J. Spiliotes