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Open Investment? Trump Blocks Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge Deal, Following CFIUS Recommendation

USA - September 13 2017 As many CFIUS-watchers were expecting, the President has just blocked the Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge deal. CFIUS recommended that the…

Dreamers face Uncertain Future as DACA Unwinds

USA - September 6 2017 On September 5, 2017, President Trump released a statement confirming his decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

Judge Sweet: Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Cannot Proceed

USA - September 1 2017 In an opinion this week, Judge Sweet granted a permanent injunction against a film depicting the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, finding that it violated a 1988…

U.S. Cuts off Venezuela from Most Dollar-Denominated Financing

USA - August 26 2017 On August 25, the U.S. Government announced the publication of a new Executive Order, signed by President Trump on August 24 and effective at 12:01am…

Settlement Points to Potentially Expansive View of Importation of Iranian Services by OFAC

Iran, USA - August 25 2017 On August 10, 2017, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a settlement with IPSA International Services…

U.S. Visa Operations across Russia Temporarily Suspended

USA - August 21 2017 On August 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced the suspension of all U.S. nonimmigrant (temporary) visa (“NIV”) operations across…

Towards a German CFIUS copycat? More scrutiny on foreign investments in German companies

European Union, Germany - August 16 2017 Germany has recently boosted its control over undesired foreign investments by introducing an amendment to its Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance…

Why Employers Should Care about Form I-9 Changes

USA - August 16 2017 If they don’t already, U.S. employers must view Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, as more than just a form. Changes to the form reflect…

A Detailed Look at the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

USA - August 10 2017 President Trump signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act into law on August 2, 2017, targeting Russia, North Korea, and Iran…

Significant FinCEN Action Against BTC-e, Implications for Virtual Currency Exchangers

USA - August 1 2017 The US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) assessed a civil monetary penalty of $110,003,314 against Canton…