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Sanctions Compliance Risk Increases for Cryptocurrency Companies

USA - December 5 2018 Sanctions compliance considerations have always been an important factor for cryptocurrency companies, but a number of recent US government actions...

Alan Cohn, Jack R. Hayes.


Treasury Creates CFIUS Pilot Program and Releases Interim Regulations as Initial Step Toward Implementing FIRRMA Reforms

USA - October 11 2018 As a first step to implementing the wide-ranging Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) that was enacted in August 2018...

Brian Egan, Judy Wang.


Trump Administration Sanctions Key Chinese Military Entity under Russia Authorities

USA, China - September 25 2018 On September 20, 2018, the State Department announced sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD) (formerly known as the General...

Brian Egan, Peter Edward Jeydel.


4 Key Takeaways from FinCEN Director’s Speech on Cryptocurrency

USA - August 28 2018 The Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has principal responsibility for issuing and enforcing federal anti-money...

Alan Cohn, Jack R. Hayes.


Changes Afoot for CFIUS and US Export Controls as the Dust Settles on FIRRMA

USA - August 16 2018 After months of hearings and other deliberations, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law on August 13, 2018, the Foreign Investment...

Brian Egan, Zhu (Judy) Wang.