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Sanctions

Short name trips up Apple’s sanctions screening software

Short name trips up Apple’s sanctions screening software

November 26, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Apple’s inadvertent dealings with a designated eastern European steroids dealer could have been caused by a common problem in software that companies use to check for sanctioned entities.

World Bank debars Portuguese engineering consultant

World Bank debars Portuguese engineering consultant

November 14, 2019, GIR

The World Bank has debarred Portuguese engineering and architecture consultant PROCESL for its conduct on an infrastructure project in Brazil.

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.

OFAC fines aviation company for failing to monitor leased engines

OFAC fines aviation company for failing to monitor leased engines

November 08, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A US aviation company has been slapped with a sanctions fine for failing to track the whereabouts of engines it leased in the UAE.

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.

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.

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.

Cuban companies test jurisdictional hook of Helms-Burton case

Cuban companies test jurisdictional hook of Helms-Burton case

October 09, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Cuba’s state-owned oil company has challenged the legal reach of the US Helms-Burton Act by demanding the dismissal of a civil suit launched by ExxonMobil.

DOJ counterintelligence chief teases self-disclosure tweaks

DOJ counterintelligence chief teases self-disclosure tweaks

October 09, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The chief of the US Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section has alluded to an updated policy on how companies are expected to report misconduct.

Top sanctions official set to leave US Treasury Department

Top sanctions official set to leave US Treasury Department

October 03, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Sigal Mandelker, the undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, will leave the Treasury Department shortly to rejoin the private sector.