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GIR 100 2019

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OFAC takes aim at travel insurance

OFAC takes aim at travel insurance

Insurance companies Chubb and Allianz Global Risks have settled potential breaches of US sanctions on Cuba for providing polices to tourists visiting the embargoed Caribbean nation.

Hong Kong appliance maker reveals potential Iran sanctions breaches

Hong Kong appliance maker reveals potential Iran sanctions breaches

The manufacturer of Shark vacuums has disclosed possible violations of US sanctions on Iran over business it did with the country’s state-owned shipping company.

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank cut ties with a prominent US lobbying firm hired to promote the bank’s compliance efforts after it was indicted over a multibillion-dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Halkbank must attend US court to challenge sanctions charges

Halkbank must attend US court to challenge sanctions charges

A federal court in Manhattan has denied Halkbank’s request for its lawyers to make a “special appearance” to challenge an indictment without first acknowledging receipt of it.

Cryptocurrency researcher accused of teaching North Korea to evade US sanctions

US authorities have arrested a cryptocurrency researcher who travelled to North Korea to deliver a lecture on how digital currencies could be used to evade US sanctions.

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

US prosecutors have chastised the lawyers acting for Turkish bank Halkbank over an “empty delay tactic.”

Short name trips up Apple’s sanctions screening software

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.

US Senator censures Treasury Department over Halkbank investigation

A US senator has said the Treasury Department’s response to inquiries about potential political interference in a sanctions case against Turkish bank Halkbank “raises more questions than it answers.”

DOJ counterintelligence chief teases self-disclosure tweaks

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

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

Editor's picks

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

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

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.

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

For corporate victims of trade secret theft, the decision of whether to inform the US government is simultaneously the most important and most complicated.

The DC sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial

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The specialists to call for sanctions investigations and enforcement.

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