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Biden Administration Imposes Sanctions on Leaders of Military Coup in Burma

Myanmar, USA - February 12 2021 President Biden signed an Executive Order ("EO") authorizing sanctions against those responsible for the overthrow of the democratically elected…

New Executive Order Prohibits U.S. Securities Investments in Companies Linked to PRC Military

China, USA - November 13 2020 In a new Executive Order, President Donald J. Trump prohibited U.S. persons, including financial institutions, from engaging in transactions in the…

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FinCEN and OFAC Warn of Increased Ransomware Risk

USA - October 2 2020 In separate advisories, FinCEN and OFAC warned financial institutions of the growing prevalence of ransomware attacks and the legal risks of making…

OFAC Adopts Regulations Allowing Sanctions Against the ICC

USA - October 1 2020 OFAC adopted regulations that implement Executive Order 13928 ("Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with the International Criminal Court…

President Issues Executive Orders against Chinese Social Media Companies; OFAC Sanctions Hong Kong Leader

China, USA - August 7 2020 President Donald J. Trump issued two separate Executive Orders (see here and here) to "address the threat" created by the U.S. operations of two…