Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

Just Sanctions

Sanctions and AML take centre stage at GIR Live New York

Sanctions and AML take centre stage at GIR Live New York

September 03, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Speakers including the heads of the Criminal Division and the DFS as well as Barclays’ global head of financial crime legal are due to appear alongside other senior white-collar lawyers at the 6th Annual GIR Live in New York on 8 October.

ExxonMobil calls for dismissal of “unlawful” sanctions fine

ExxonMobil calls for dismissal of “unlawful” sanctions fine

August 27, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

US oil company ExxonMobil has demanded that a federal court in Texas throw out a $2 million penalty it received for dealing with Igor Sechin, the sanctioned CEO of Russian energy company Rosneft.

Developments in Economic Sanctions, Enforcement and Investigations

August 19, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Over the past year, the US government has relied heavily upon economic sanctions – in particular secondary sanctions that impose consequences on non-US...

More US lawsuits over seized Cuban assets on the horizon

More US lawsuits over seized Cuban assets on the horizon

August 08, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Over a dozen companies could face US lawsuits for trafficking in property seized by Fidel Castro’s government as enforcement of a long-blocked Cuban embargo law appears to be ramping up.

Ex-Skadden lawyer throws off FARA charge before landmark trial

Ex-Skadden lawyer throws off FARA charge before landmark trial

August 07, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A US court has dismissed one of two charges against former Skadden partner Greg Craig days before the beginning of his landmark US Foreign Agents Registration Act trial.

US court allows prosecutors to access non-US bank records in sanctions probe

US court allows prosecutors to access non-US bank records in sanctions probe

August 07, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A US court’s decision to green light prosecutors’ subpoena of bank records that did not pass through the US financial system could extend the reach of the US justice system.

Chinese company linked to weapons of mass destruction charged with US sanctions violations

Chinese company linked to weapons of mass destruction charged with US sanctions violations

July 24, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The US has charged a Chinese commodities company and four of its top executives over allegations they violated sanctions on North Korea and set up front companies to cover their tracks.

US-Cuban embargo law could weaponise old sanctions cases

US-Cuban embargo law could weaponise old sanctions cases

July 19, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Banks that have been punished for sanctions violations in recent years could be easy targets for blockbuster lawsuits under a newly activated section of a 1990s US-Cuban embargo law.

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

July 11, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The small office of lawyers within the US Treasury Department that scrutinises all sanctions activity has lost its second-in-command, as the drain of institutional knowledge persists under President Trump.

Société Générale faces lawsuit under Cuban embargo law

Société Générale faces lawsuit under Cuban embargo law

July 09, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A formerly private Cuban bank is poised to sue French lender Société Générale for $792 million over sanctions violations under a recently activated section of a US law.