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FinCEN Issues Proposed Rule to Designate ABLV Bank as Being of Primary Money Laundering Concern

Latvia, North Korea, USA - February 16 2018 On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)…

OFAC Publishes FAQs on New Debt and Late Payments Under Venezuelan Sanctions Regime

Russia, USA, Venezuela - February 14 2018 On February 12, 2018, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published new frequently asked questions (“FAQs”)…

More Sanctions Ahead After Treasury’s Reports to Congress on Russian Oligarchs, Defense/Intel Sanctions?

Russia, USA - January 30 2018 The Treasury Department late last night issued several reports to Congress pursuant to mandates in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through…

Russia Sanctions: Amended OFAC Directive 4 Effective Today

Russia, USA - January 29 2018 Today is the effective date of the expanded sanctions set out in Directive 4 under the U.S. Russia sanctions program, as amended by the U.S…

What if President Trump Refuses to Renew Iran Sanctions Waivers?

European Union, Iran, USA - January 26 2018 Last week, while reluctantly renewing waivers of statutory sanctions against Iran, President Trump issued an ultimatum: Either the United States’…

More on the Russian Oligarch Report

Russia, USA - January 22 2018 As indicated in recent media reports, for example from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, many are closely watching developments related to the…

UK MPs Seek to Designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a Terrorist Organisation

United Kingdom, USA - January 16 2018 In light of the recent protests in Iran, a UK press report has recently drawn attention to a motion - known as Early Day Motion 483 - filed in October…

President Trump Reissues Iran Sanctions Waivers, but Warns That Concerns over JCPOA Must Be Addressed

European Union, Iran, USA - January 16 2018 On January 12, President Trump announced that he was reissuing statutory waivers necessary to continue certain sanctions relief pursuant to the Joint…

U.S. Sanctions On Russian Sovereign Debt: Coming Soon or Already Here?

Russia, USA - December 19 2017 There has been a lot of chatter over the past few weeks about Russian companies loading up on debt in anticipation of increased sanctions, and even…

Limited Reopening of U.S. Visa Processing at Consulates in Russia

Russia, USA - December 11 2017 On December 4th, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow announced that nonimmigrant temporary visa (NIV) interviews will resume on a limited basis at the three U…