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U.S. administration imposes limited new sanctions against Iran

On February 3, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added a number individuals and entities to its Specially Designated Nationals ("SDNs") list of blocked persons. OFAC stated that such actions were taken in response to … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update January 2017

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, … Continue reading

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Trump administration announces entry and visa ban for citizens of certain countries

On January 27, 2017, the Trump administration issued a new Executive Order that temporarily suspends from entry to the US persons who are nationals of Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen, with very limited exceptions. It also temporarily … Continue reading

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US OFAC issues guidance on sanctions compliance services

New guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) clarifies that U.S. attorneys, compliance personnel, and others are not prohibited from providing services related to compliance with U.S. sanctions laws, even where sanctions would otherwise … Continue reading

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New US Cyber Security sanctions targeting Russia

On 29 December 2016, President Obama signed an Executive Order entitled "Taking Additional Steps To Address The National Emergency With Respect To Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities".  In an official statement, President Obama said that the Executive Order was issued "in response to the … Continue reading

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President Obama Expected to Sign 10-Year Extension of Iran Sanctions Act

On December 1, 2016, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to extend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (the "ISA") for 10 years by a 99-0 vote, after it had passed the House of Representatives by a similarly wide margin of … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update October 2016

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, … Continue reading

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The Push for Individual Accountability and D&O Insurance Coverage

On September 9, 2015 Sally Yates, the Deputy Attorney General, released a memorandum entitled "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing," which was addressed to all federal prosecutors.   The so-called "Yates Memo" emphasizes that fighting corporate fraud and wrongdoing is a … Continue reading

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US further eases sanctions against Cuba

On 14 October 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) again announced significant amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and … Continue reading

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US Government Terminates Burma Sanctions and Further Clarifies the Application of Iran Sanctions

In the past week, the US government took executive actions to continue its easing of the Burma and Iran sanctions regimes. On October 7, 2016, the U.S. government issued an Executive Order effecting the termination of the long-standing Burma sanctions … Continue reading

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