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The top Ten Asia-Pacific FCPA enforcement actions of 2021

Asia-Pacific, United Kingdom, USA - January 6 2022 Whether the purported "strong pipeline" of US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases was clogged in 2021 by COVID, the Biden administration…

China’s first white paper on Export Controls summarizes legal developments, opposes “abuse” of Export Controls

China - January 4 2022 On December 29, 2021, the PRC State Council’s Information Office (the Information Office) published a White Paper on export controls, providing a…

Ali Burney, Nicholas Turner, Wilson Zhao

US government grants more sanctions relief for Afghanistan-related transactions

Afghanistan, Global, USA - December 23 2021 On December 22, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (GLs) to authorize…

Ali Burney, David M. Stetson, Nicholas Turner

OFAC enters into rare settlement with individual over Iranian payments and facilitation

Iran, USA - December 14 2021 On December 8, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $133,860 settlement with an unnamed individual…

Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone, David M. Stetson, Nicholas Turner

FinCEN launches rulemaking process for all-cash real estate deals

USA - December 10 2021 On December 6, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…

Ed Krauland, Evan Abrams, Jack R. Hayes, David M. Stetson, Nicholas Turner