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United States eases sanctions against Burma, but companies should proceed with caution

Myanmar, USA - March 1 2013 Following Burma's landmark elections last spring that marked a transition from military to quasi-civilian rule, the United States took a number of…

Shannon M Doyle, Christine Savage, Mark Wasden.

Iran's upstream oil and gas sector: an update on sanctions, nuclear talks and the new petroleum contract

European Union, Global, Iran, USA - February 3 2015 Although the Islamic Republic of Iran has the world's fourth largest proven oil reserves and second largest natural gas reserves, UN, U.S. and EU…

Jennifer A Josefson, Elizabeth Owerbach, Ray Witt.

U.S., EU impose sector-specific sanctions against Russia

European Union, Russia, USA - September 6 2014 Recently the United States and the EU imposed additional targeted sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Although…

Sajid Ahmed, Shannon Doyle Barna, Iain MacVay, Christine Savage, Mark Wasden.

Progress on Iran nuclear deal provokes Congressional response, contemplates new path for U.S. sanctions

China, European Union, France, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA - June 11 2015 On April 2, 2015, top global diplomats announced parameters for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA") with Iran. This came as a long-…

Shannon Doyle Barna, Christine Savage, J. Michael Taylor, Jeffrey M. Telep, Mark Wasden.

FinCEN publishes a final rule and interpretive guidance clarifying the scope of SARS confidentiality provisions

USA - December 29 2010 As part of the ongoing effort to increase efficiency and effectiveness of its anti-money laundering (AML) policies, on December 3, 2010, the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a Final Rule clarifying prohibitions against the disclosure of suspicious activity reports (SARs) and an Interpretive Guidance (Guidance) clarifying sharing of SARs by certain financial institutions with their affiliates.

Jeffrey M. Telep.