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GIR 100 2019

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Canada yet to develop appetite for sanctions cases

Canada yet to develop appetite for sanctions cases

Canada has active sanctions on more countries than the US but unlike its southern neighbour appears to have made little effort to enforce them.

Akin Gump registers to lobby for ZTE

Akin Gump registers to lobby for ZTE

Chinese phone parts manufacturer ZTE has retained Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to “educate” the US government about its improved sanctions compliance.

DOJ demands Halkbank pay $1 million per day for contempt

DOJ demands Halkbank pay $1 million per day for contempt

US prosecutors have asked a New York judge to impose daily penalties against Halkbank for refusing to answer charges linked to a multibillion-dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Lobbying firm fined for terrorist sanctions breaches

Lobbying firm fined for terrorist sanctions breaches

The US Treasury Department has fined a New York firm for apparent sanctions breaches caused by agreeing to lobby for a Somalian company’s removal from a US list of barred entities.

DOJ indicts five individuals over barred Pakistan shipments

US prosecutors have indicted five men for allegedly shipping equipment from US companies to be used in Pakistan’s nuclear programme.

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.

US sanctions enforcer wants companies to check their own backyard

The US Treasury Department has shown through recent penalties that it wants US companies to improve tracking of product movement and more thoroughly scrutinise foreign subsidiaries.

OFAC’s rare loss puts spotlight on public statements

A court’s dismissal of ExxonMobil’s $2 million fine for alleged Russian sanctions violations could make the US Treasury Department rethink how it issues compliance advice.

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.

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The specialists to call for sanctions investigations and enforcement.

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