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Dutch Court Convicts Former “Timber Baron” of War Crimes in Liberia
  • Volterra Fietta
  • Netherlands
  • October 4 2017

On 21 April 2017, the Dutch Court of Appeal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch issued a decision convicting Dutch national Mr Guus Kouwenhoven to a 19 year jail


Dutch businessman sentenced to 19 years for arms trafficking and war crimes
  • Kingsley Napley
  • Netherlands
  • April 28 2017

Last week, on 21st April 2017, the Dutch Appeal Court found Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, guilty of war crimes for selling weapons to Liberia’s then President


Former soldier pleads guilty to weapons trafficking, export violation
  • Braumiller Law Group
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

A former staff sergeant in a U.S. Special Forces National Guard unit is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to supplying semi-automatic weapons for export to China in violation of the Arms Export Control Act


EU 2011 criminal law strategy guidance for member states
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union
  • October 14 2011

On 21 September 2011, the European Commission issued a guidance on a coordinated criminal law policy for EU member states


Toward a stronger company registration regime
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • September 21 2011

Legislation to tighten company registration requirements to prevent shell companies being set up for criminal purposes in New Zealand will be introduced to the House next month


Sanctions imposed on significant transnational criminal organizations
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA, Global
  • July 29 2011

On July 25, 2011, the President signed Executive Order 13581, imposing sanctions on significant transnational criminal organizations


"Once a gunrunner, always a gunrunner": arms dealer who repackaged ammo and misrepresented source is debarred
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

A young Miami arms dealer was recently debarred for 14 years after his company, in violation of Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Clause 252.225-7007, sold ammunition to the U.S. Army that had been acquired indirectly from a Communist Chinese military company and showed an indifference to the suspensiondebarment process that compelled the Army Suspension and Debarment Official to “question whether he may ever be determined to be responsible to do business with the Federal Government again.”


OFAC issues new North Korean sanctions regulations implementing recent executive orders
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, North Korea
  • November 8 2010

On November 4, 2010 the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury (OFAC) issued the North Korean Sanctions Regulations, a new Part of the Code of Federal Regulations, at 31 C.F.R. Part 510


Guidance regarding the application of the new US Executive Order on Somalia to pirate ransom payments
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

Last week, the White House released Executive Order 13536 of April 12, 2010, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia,” which has significant potential impacts on the payment of ransom by U.S. persons in the event of a Somalia related piratical attack


Navigating trade and related matters in the U.S. Congress in a post-lobbying reform environment
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2008

During the first quarter of 2008, Reed Smith’s Washington, D.C. office noted an increase in questions from our foreign-based clients and non-U.S. Attorneys regarding how the U.S. Congress lobbying and ethics reforms would impact efforts to successfully navigate and secure legislative victories in the trade policy arena