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Shearman & Sterling LLP
The fourth quarter of 2014 was marked by a major shift in the United States’ approach to Cuban relations.
Dentons (US)
On November 24, 2014, the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany (collectively the "P5 + 1") and Iran announced that they would extend to June 30, 2015 the validity of their "Joint Plan of Action" or JPOA.
Mayer Brown
A World Trade Organization ("WTO") panel has ruled against Peru’s Price Range System ("PRS") for import duties on several of Guatemala’s key agricultural exports.
Foley & Lardner
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced steps to ease the 54-year old embargo on Cuba and begin to restore diplomatic relations.
On December 18, the government published a European Commission notice (dated December 16) containing guidance on implementing certain provisions of EU Regulation 833/2014.
Andrews Kurth LLP
Article 5(1) of EC Regulation 44/2001 (the "Regulation") allows a person domiciled in a member state of the EU to be sued in another member state "in matters relating to a contract, in the courts for the place of performance of the obligation in question", in addition to the courts of his or her domicile.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
U.S. economic sanctions, by their nature, often change without warning. Since sanctions reflect U.S. foreign and national security policy, they must evolve rapidly with world events.
Jones Day
On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba...
Fox Rothschild LLP
On Monday, 78 notables sent an open letter to President Obama urging him to work with Congress to update Cuba policy to reflect "21st century realities."
Foley & Lardner
On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department issued new sanctions regulations easing the 54-year old Cuban embargo.
Venable LLP
The Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security and the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control put into effect their Final Rules officially altering the 1960 U.S. embargo against Cuba.
Mayer Brown
On January 15, 2015, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its opinion in three disputes—brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan—challenging Argentina's import requirements.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary resources.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a "new course" in the United States' relationship with Cuba, including the re-establishment of diplomatic ties and the beginning of a roll-back in sanctions.
Today, the Obama Administration published regulatory changes, effective immediately, that will significantly ease the US embargo against Cuba, which has been in place since 1963.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On January 15, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce unveiled the revised Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which implement the changes announced on December 17, 2014 ..
Holland & Knight
On the morning of Jan. 16, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will publish revised Cuba sanctions regulations.
Mayer Brown
The US Treasury and Commerce departments announced that on January 16 they will issue certain amendments to US sanctions and export control regulations.
Clyde & Co
On January 2, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order (EO) imposing new sanctions against North Korea.
Venable LLP
For the first time, the United States has imposed sanctions in response to a cyber attack on a private company.
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On December 18, US President Barack Obama signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act (UFSA), which either imposes, or gives the President the authority to impose, a range of additional sanctions targeting the energy and defense sectors of the Russian Federation.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
On December 17, 2014, the Obama Administration (the "Administration") announced a major shift in longstanding U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba.
Reed Smith
Over the past six months, the U.S. and the EU have coordinated efforts through sanctions and trade controls to respond to Russian activity in Crimea and Ukraine.
Against the backdrop of a dramatic prisoner swap and almost eighteen months of "secret" negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba—facilitated by Canada, the Vatican, and others—President Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014, a set of "historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people," which indeed reflect a seismic shift in United States foreign policy toward Cuba.
Reed Smith
U.S. Passes New Sanctions Authorizing Statute - Sends Russia Frigid End of Year Message
Dentons (US)
As the events in Ukraine and Russia continue to unfold, the reaction by the US and the EU, including imposing sanctions, will impact individuals, businesses, and entire sectors.
Kesikli Law Firm
Commercial arbitration is a very old and much relied upon practice of dispute resolution between national and international companies and corporations.
Venable LLP
As labor negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) continue, several major ocean carriers have implemented "port congestion" surcharges that have captured the attention of the entire shipping community, including the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
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