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New Law Marks Significant Increase in US Sanctions on Russia, Stays the Course on Iran, North Korea

USA - August 4 2017 On August 2, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act), which significantly...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Jamie L. Boucher.


UK Tracks OFAC Model in Issuing Guidance on Monetary Penalties for Breaches of Financial Sanctions

United Kingdom - April 25 2017 As previously reported, the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (the Act) introduced a series of major changes to the U.K. Financial sanctions regime. The...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Elizabeth Robertson, Jamie L. Boucher, Ryan D. Junck.


US Announces Record-Setting Penalties for Violations of Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

USA - March 9 2017 On March 7, 2017, the United States announced that China's Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Luke A. Meisner, Jamie L. Boucher, Ryan D. Junck, Nathaniel Bolin, Ondrej Chvosta, Keith D. Krakaur, Steve Kwok, Bradley A. Klein.


Future of Sanctions on Iran, Russia and Cuba Uncertain Under Trump

Cuba, Iran, Russia, USA - January 28 2017 Throughout the eight years of the Obama administration, the development and implementation of economic sanctions was a key element of U.S. foreign and...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Jamie L. Boucher.


US Announces Tentative Lifting of Sudan Sanctions; OFAC Issues Guidance on Providing Sanctions Advice

USA - January 18 2017 On January 13, 2017, President Obama and the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the interim lifting of...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Jamie L. Boucher, Nathaniel Bolin, Ashton M. Simmons, Ondrej Chvosta.