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The Biden Administration and Reopening Talks with Iran – What’s in Store?

March 15, 2021 By: Robert L. Williams III CAMS, Consultant* The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or ‘JCPOA’, was signed on July 14, 2015 with Iran and what is known as the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), during the...

Banking on Sanctions: 12 Compliance Tips on How to Improve Relations with your Financial Institution

March 9, 2021 By: Amir Fadavi Ardekani, Sanctions Specialist, BNP Paribas* It has been a couple of years since banks around the world started acting more cautiously when it comes to economic sanctions. Words and phrases like de-risking, reputational damage,...

Recent UK Case Studies: The Impact of US Sanctions on the Contractual Right to Withhold Payment and Key Compliance Takeaways

December 18, 2020 By: Miranda Hearn, Hill Dickinson LLP Disclaimer: This article does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be sought for each individual case taking into account its unique facts and circumstances. Sanctions can often times be practically...

Rethinking the Applicability of Secondary Sanctions: Prohibited v. Sanctionable Activity

November 20, 2020 By: Amir Fadavi Ardekani, BNP Paribas* In recent times, the U.S. Government has not been shy about imposing sanctions on activities with no nexus to the U.S. in order to increase its global crack down. The imposition of these so-called ‘secondary...

The U.K.’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 and the U.K.’s first steps as an autonomous International Sanctioning Body

October 8, 2020 By: Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW* Earlier this summer, having left the E.U. in January, the U.K. took its first steps as a fully autonomous sanctions body. The U.K. has always been a leading state in the implementation and enforcement of sanctions, in...

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