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By Paul Marquardt
On August 25, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order severely restricting transactions in debt and equity of the Government of Venezuela and of state-owned entities; including Petroleos de Venezuela; S.A. (PdVSA).
By François-Charles Laprévote, Sujin Chan‑Allen
In a "Future Partnership Paper" released on August 15, the UK presented two options for a customs regime upon its exit from the EU.
By François-Charles Laprévote, Paul Marquardt, Sujin Chan‑Allen
Provisions aimed at sanctioning investors who have contributed to the development of pipelines in Russia are of particular concern to Europe.
By Paul Marquardt
On July 31, OFAC designated Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros as a "Specially Designated National" ("SDN") blocking all of his assets and prohibiting any transaction in which he has an interest within U.S. jurisdiction.
By Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On July 30, 2017, new Federal Law No. 165-FZ of July 18, 2017 entered into effect, introducing amendments (the "Amendments") to Federal Law No. 160-FZ "On Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation"...
By Paul Marquardt
It now awaits signature by President Trump (who in any event appears to lack sufficient support to uphold a veto).
By Paul Marquardt
On July 18, the State Department published a notice that Secretary Tillerson has certified that Iran remains in compliance with its obligations under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
By Paul Marquardt
The Presidential Directive lays out the framework for rolling back certain Obama-era regulations that eased travel and trade restrictions between the United States and Cuba.
By Paul Marquardt
The bill now proceeds to the House for consideration, the timing of which is uncertain, and it is possible that further amendments will be made.
By Arthur Kohn, Ethan A. Klingsberg, Elizabeth Bieber
Quick settlements with activist hedge funds to recompose boards and adjust strategic plans have resulted in hundreds of new directors and changes to stand-alone plans in the S&P 500 over the last two years.
By Diana Wollman, Jonathan Gifford
On March 23, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Court of Chancery's ruling that Energy Transfer Equity L.P. did not breach its agreement to merge with The Williams Companies, Inc. ...
By Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On 29 November 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May's government issued a green paper(the "Green Paper") to canvass opinion on proposed reforms to the UK's corporate governance framework.
By Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The Damages Directive seeks to promote private enforcement of EU competition law before national courts across the European Union (the "EU").
By Ethan A. Klingsberg
As the Delaware Supreme Court narrows the avenues for post-closing challenges to mergers we expect that plaintiffs' lawyers will increasingly seek to base their merger suits on specific allegations of conflicts.
By Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On February 27, 2015, the regulatory agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker Rule released an FAQ regarding the interpretation of the Volcker Rule's exemption...