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OFAC year-in-review 2021 Part II - lessons learned from OFAC’s 2021 enforcement actions

USA - February 8 2022 Back in July, we took a look at the enforcement actions for the first half of 2021 issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign…

Brandon L. Van Grack, Jiang Liu, John E. Smith

Congress pushes legislation to sanction Russia in anticipation of invasion of Ukraine

Russia, Ukraine, USA - January 31 2022 In response to Russia’s increasingly aggressive troop build-up on the Ukrainian border and the lack of progress of negotiations between Russia and…

Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, John E. Smith

BIS releases interim final rule on Export Controls for cybersecurity items

USA - November 5 2021 After several years of foreign and domestic negotiations surrounding controls on intrusion software, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of…

Brandon L. Van Grack, Charles L. Capito III

No surprises, but fascinating statistics on the growth of sanctions, as Treasury releases its 2021 sanctions review

USA - November 4 2021 On October 18, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) released its 2021 Sanctions Review (“Sanctions Review” or the “Review”), which…

Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, John E. Smith

CFIUS prepares to block semiconductor sale to Chinese entity

China, USA - September 3 2021 As close observers of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or “Committee”) are aware, the Committee has the authority to…

Brandon L. Van Grack, Charles L. Capito III, Nicholas J. Spiliotes