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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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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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Sanction Law and St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Center for Terrorism Law are teaming up to bring you Sanctions Compliance for the Energy Sector.

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Sanctions Compliance for the Energy Sector Seminar October 9, 2015 Federal Reserve Building Houston, Texas

Early bird registration will be $150.00 per person before Sept. 15, 2015. Regular registration will be $200.00 per person after Sept. 15, 2015.


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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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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

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Congress on Iran Sanctions

You can’t help but be curious as to how far a little bit of sanctions knowledge would go for some reporters covering the Congressional beat.
On Tuesday, Bloomberg View reported on Iran sanctions legislation that is pending the possible vote in Congress on the nuclear deal reached between the U.S., other major world powers…

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OFAC Links CAR Violence to Antwerp Diamond Exchange

On August 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned three individuals and two entities for fueling violence in the Central African Republic (“CAR”). The CAR has been experiencing violent political turmoil since 2013.
The three newly sanctioned individuals, designated pursuant to Executive Order 13667, are Alfred Yekatom, Habib…

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