Designated: A Sanctions Podcast EP3: Cross over event with The Bettor’s Verdict

In a special podcast cross over event, the Designated team joins The Bettor’s Verdict to discuss the Impact of Crypto on Sanctions and AML Laws in the United States.  In this episode, Designated host Jonathan Cross, is joined by The Bettor’s Verdict host Steve Jacobs, and Herbert Smith Freehills Partner John O’Donnell. Jonathan, Steven and … Read more

The U.S. Establishes a New Ethiopia Sanctions Regime

On September 17, 2021, the President signed Executive Order (“E.O.”) 14046, imposing sanctions on certain persons with respect to the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia. According to a Fact Sheet issued by the White House, the conflict in Ethiopia “has sparked one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises in the world, … Read more

OFAC Amends and Reissues Somalia Sanctions Regulations

On April 27, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended and reissued its Somalia sanctions regulations, which include additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, statements of licensing policy, and other regulatory provisions that will provide further guidance to the public. Due to the number of regulatory sections … Read more

The US Government Rescinds Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation

On December 14, the US Department of State removed Sudan from the US State Sponsors of Terrorism List (“SST List”). The State Department explained that, “[t]his achievement was made possible by the efforts of Sudan’s civilian-led transitional government to chart a bold new course away from the legacy of the Bashir regime and, in particular, … Read more