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Chinese engineer admits stealing trade secrets from US oil company

Chinese engineer admits stealing trade secrets from US oil company

November 13, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A Chinese engineer has pleaded guilty in the US to stealing “next generation battery technology” from Houston-based energy company Phillips 66.

Electronic company reports sanctions breaches to OFAC

Electronic company reports sanctions breaches to OFAC

November 11, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

US electronics company Arrow Electronics said in a securities filing that it has self-reported breaches of US sanctions on Iran.

Halkbank wants to dismiss US charges that it won’t recognise

Halkbank wants to dismiss US charges that it won’t recognise

November 06, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Lawyers for Turkey's state-owned Halkbank have asked a US federal court for permission to challenge a DOJ indictment without acknowledging receipt of it.

The DC sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial

The DC sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial

November 01, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

As enforcement ramps up under US President Donald Trump’s administration, GIR has identified the 25 most respected sanctions lawyers in Washington, DC.

Société Générale disputes Helms-Burton claim citing jurisdictional overreach

Société Générale disputes Helms-Burton claim citing jurisdictional overreach

October 30, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Société Générale is attempting to throw out a $792 million lawsuit brought against it under the Helms-Burton Act for allegedly trafficking in assets seized by Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolutionary government.

Sanctions lawyers sceptical of OFSI's largest-ever penalty

Sanctions lawyers sceptical of OFSI's largest-ever penalty

October 30, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The UK sanctions authority’s recent record-breaking fine has failed to persuade lawyers that the agency may be able to match the ferocity of its US counterpart.

EU blocking statute a “paper tiger”

EU blocking statute a “paper tiger”

October 29, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The protection from US extraterritorial laws that the EU’s blocking regulation affords European companies is still something of an enigma.

British bank settlement shows OFAC’s longer jurisdictional hook

British bank settlement shows OFAC’s longer jurisdictional hook

October 25, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

OFAC has foreshadowed that it will punish companies for violating sanctions even if dealings with the banned entity are outside of the US financial system, lawyers have warned.

DOJ counterintelligence chief: “the facts fit” against Halkbank

DOJ counterintelligence chief: “the facts fit” against Halkbank

October 24, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

“They lied to OFAC, they lied to the Federal Reserve Board and they lied to US correspondent banks,” Jay Bratt said at GIR Live in Washington, DC on Thursday 24 October.

GIR Live Sanctions: hear from DOJ, OFAC and Commerce Department officials

GIR Live Sanctions: hear from DOJ, OFAC and Commerce Department officials

October 17, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

There’s still time to register for GIR’s inaugural Sanctions, Export Control and National Security conference on 24 October in Washington, DC, featuring a stellar line up of US government officials, private practitioners, and in-house experts.