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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…

Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, Panagiotis C. Bayz.

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…

Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, Panagiotis C. Bayz, Raymond Rif, Reema Shocair Ali.

Biden Administration Issues Executive Order Re-Imposing Sanctions on Burma

Myanmar, USA - February 12 2021 On February 11, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14014 of February 10, 2021, “Blocking Property With Respect to the Situation in Burma”…

Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, Panagiotis C. Bayz, Raymond Rif.

Trump Administration Continues Its Aggressive Approach Toward Chinese Military Company Sanctions

China, USA - January 19 2021 With just one week remaining in his term, President Trump amended Executive Order (“EO”) 13959, which prohibits U.S. persons from…

B. Chen Zhu, Jiang Liu, Panagiotis C. Bayz.

New OFAC FAQs Clarifying and Broadening Sanctions on Chinese Military Companies

China - December 30 2020 On December 28, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued five new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”)…

B. Chen Zhu, Jiang Liu, Timothy W. Blakely.