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Ukraine Imposes Sanctions against Banks with Russian Capital

On 15 March 2017, the President of Ukraine enacted the decision of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions on five Ukrainian banks with the capital of Russian state-owned b

BREAKING NEWS: Update Related to the US President’s Executive Order Regarding the Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order with an effective date of March 16, 2017 that repeals the prior Executive Order.

Russia announces a further sanctions-related legislative initiative

The Service on the Surveillance for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being of the Russian Federation has published today a draft law on the introduction of amendments into the Russian Code on Administrative Violations.

US Sanctions Russian Intelligence and Security Services in Response to Alleged Election-Related Hacking

On December 29, 2016, the US government announced several measures in response to the Russian government's alleged "aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election." The measures impose sanctions against nine Russian parties, including the Russian Federal Security Service.

DOJ’s New Guidance Urges Exporters to Self-Disclose Potential Export and Sanctions Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice issued guidance that sets forth a new policy encouraging companies to file voluntary self-disclosures for possible criminal violations of U.S. export controls and sanctions laws in exchange for potential leniency.

UK:Consultation on OFSI guidance regarding new civil penalties for sanctions breaches

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has recently announced that it is consulting on its draft guidance on the process for imposing monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions.

Ukraine Expands Sanctions against Russia

On 17 October 2016, Ukraine imposed new personal sanctions against 335 Russian individuals and 167 entities, and extended the sanctions imposed in September 2015 for one more year.

DOJ Inspector General Calls for More Aggressive FARA Enforcement

According to a recent U.S. DOJ Inspector General’s Office report, DOJ is not enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which governs foreign lobbying in the United States, aggressively enough. What does this mean for your business?

U.S. Treasury Department Publishes Additional Clarifications For Iran Sanctions Relief Measures

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Relating to the Lifting of Certain U.S. Sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

US Government Officially Terminates Sanctions Targeting Myanmar

On 7 October 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order terminating US sanctions targeting Myanmar.

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