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Episode 7 – Iran’s Post-deal Oil Outlook with Matt Reed

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Could the Administration’s New Hostage Policy Leave Banks Vulnerable?

The Obama Administration has changed its policy of threatening lawsuit against families of hostages.  Sam Cutler discusses how the change in policy could leave banks open to liability.

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The E-Practice Guides provide unique guidance from experienced OFAC practitioners for each individual U.S. economic sanctions programs. Each guide serves as an unparalleled reference for attorneys, compliance officers, business people, and anyone else seeking to transact with or in relation to a sanctioned country or entity.

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Latest Blog Posts

Sanctions Relief on the Table in Vienna, Part 2

Besides the pace at which sanctions are relieved as part of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) between the U.S., other major world powers, and Iran, those in the private sector considering a return to Iran need to apprehend the scope of sanctions relief...

GAO Dives Into the FTO Designation Process

Last week the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published an interesting report on the Foreign Terrorist Organization (“FTO”) designation process. It’s rare to get a glimpse into the actual process of imposing sanctions so we were pretty excited to see this...

Sanctions Relief on the Table in Vienna, Part 1

For those interested in discerning opportunities for renewed trade with or investment in Iran, one of the key elements of a potential nuclear deal with Iran is the pace at which U.S. and multilateral sanctions are lifted. Under the April 2nd Joint Statement reached in...