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US court to consider beefed up Cuban trafficking lawsuit against Amazon

US court to consider beefed up Cuban trafficking lawsuit against Amazon

March 26, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

A US citizen suing Amazon for taking advantage of land confiscated by the Cuban government has submitted extra evidence in a push to revive his lawsuit against the online retailer.

BIS undersecretary orders rethink of potentially “disproportionate” export control penalty

BIS undersecretary orders rethink of potentially “disproportionate” export control penalty

March 23, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The head of the US Commerce Department’s export control division has told an administrative court to re-examine a $31 million fine it handed to an Estonian shipping company over dealings in Iran.

The looming threat of Dutch sanctions enforcement

The looming threat of Dutch sanctions enforcement

March 20, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

Companies operating in the Netherlands face an increased risk of penalties for sanctions and export control violations as authorities in the country develop an appetite for enforcement.

Appeals court upholds conviction of former Global Metallurgy CEO

Appeals court upholds conviction of former Global Metallurgy CEO

March 18, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

An appeals court in New York has upheld the conviction of the former CEO of Global Metallurgy for knowingly exporting cobalt alloy powder to Iran in breach of US sanctions.

Swedbank identifies potential sanctions violations

Swedbank identifies potential sanctions violations

March 11, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

Swedbank has announced that it will self-report possible violations of US sanctions to the US Treasury Department following an internal investigation.

Avianca Airlines under OFAC scrutiny over Cuba flights

Avianca Airlines under OFAC scrutiny over Cuba flights

February 28, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The US Treasury Department is examining whether Colombia’s national carrier violated US sanctions on Cuba.

British American Tobacco faces DOJ and Treasury Department probes

British American Tobacco faces DOJ and Treasury Department probes

February 27, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

British American Tobacco has said that it is facing investigations by US authorities into suspected sanctions violations.

Swiss technology company resolves OFAC probe

Swiss technology company resolves OFAC probe

February 27, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

OFAC reduced the penalty by over $2 billion, largely due to the company’s improved sanctions compliance programme.

Huawei loses Sidley Austin lawyer over links to mystery case

Huawei loses Sidley Austin lawyer over links to mystery case

February 26, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

A judge ruled that the DOJ is “entitled to a presumption” that James Cole saw privileged information while in government that would conflict him from representing Huawei.

Halkbank agrees to contest indictment in court

Halkbank agrees to contest indictment in court

February 25, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The Turkish state-owned Halkbank has said it will appear in US federal court to dispute sanctions and money laundering charges, ending a months-long stand-off with prosecutors.