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The Sanction Law blog offers unique perspectives from the Editors to subscribers and non-subscribers alike.  We provide updates and analysis on the latest developments in the world of economic sanctions.

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Legal Limbo for Magnitsky Designees?

The actual process for SDN Reconsideration, as laid out in 31 C.F.R. 501.807, is generally straightforward.  But what do you do if you are a Magnitsky Act designee?

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Treasury (Does Not) Want to Pump You Up

When a Kingpin designation notice from Treasury pops up in your inbox, the first thought in your mind is not likely to be “steroids.” But Treasury clearly takes its counter-narcotics mandate seriously and has designated the network of the Slovenian steroids dealer Mihael Karner

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Breaking Down The Iran-Russia Oil-For-Goods Deal

Samuel Cutler and Matthew Reed explain the practical and legal obstacles that make an oil-for-goods deal between Iran and Russia unlikely. Neither Tehran nor Moscow, they argue, will be willing to take on the consequences of a such a deal for so little reward.

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Annotated Regulations

The annotated regulations provide carefully curated notes to each section of a sanction program’s regulations.  Annotations provide you with additional sources of information including case law and secondary sources such as law review articles, OFAC and Treasury links, and articles.

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Practice Guides

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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The OFAC repository gives you full access to a comprehensive source of OFAC documentation.  These include guidance and exemplary papers pertaining to compliance, licensing, enforcement, SDN reconsideration, and litigation.  Additionally, the repository houses Treasury documents disclosed as FOIA responses, Treasury Press releases, and published license replies.

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Latest Blog Posts

Legal Limbo for Magnitsky Designees?

On January 28, Senators Benjamin Cardin and John McCain reintroduced S.284 the “Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.” At its most basic, the legislation would expand from original Magnitsky Act to make sanctionable acts of significant corruption, with no...

Treasury [Does Not] Want to Pump You Up

When a Kingpin designation notice from Treasury pops up in your inbox, the first thought in your mind is not likely to be “steroids.” But Treasury clearly takes its counter-narcotics mandate seriously and has designated the network of the Slovenian steroids dealer...

OFAC Issues Sudan Its Own General License D

After years of work by activists and civil society organizations, the United States has finally authorized the export of certain personal communications services, software, and hardware. Rumors surrounding the relaxation of restrictions on these exports have swirled...

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