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GIR 100 2019

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US prosecutors beef up their case against Huawei

US prosecutors beef up their case against Huawei

Brooklyn federal prosecutors have attached economic espionage charges to their sanctions case against Chinese phone parts manufacturer

Electronic parts manufacturer discloses Huawei-linked US investigation

Electronic parts manufacturer discloses Huawei-linked US investigation

US-listed Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has revealed that the US Department of Justice is investigating the company’s compliance with export control regulations in relation to its business with Huawei.

US charges Chinese military hackers over Equifax data breach

US charges Chinese military hackers over Equifax data breach

The US has charged four members of the Chinese military over a 2017 cyberattack on credit reporting agency Equifax that affected almost 150 million people.

DOJ officials promise more China-centric cases

DOJ officials promise more China-centric cases

The US attorney in Brooklyn expects more prosecutions of individuals and companies as part of the Justice Department’s crackdown on Chinese government-led economic espionage.

Iranian national charged with fraud for skirting sanctions

US prosecutors have indicted an Iranian man over his role in a scheme to channel millions of dollars through the US financial system to Iran.

Harvard professor indicted for hiding Chinese financing

US prosecutors have charged Harvard University’s head of chemistry for lying about his Chinese funding while applying for US government grants.

Mounties beef up case against former intelligence officer

A former Canadian intelligence officer is facing fresh charges over allegations he breached the country’s state-secrets law.

US shipping company settles OFAC sanctions probe

Eagle Shipping International ignored the US Treasury Department’s denial of its request to deal with a sanctioned Burmese sand supplier.

The Netherlands publishes anti-torture-focused export control guidance

The Dutch government has said it expects companies to implement procedures to prevent their products from being used to violate human rights abroad.

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.

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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