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Russia Sanctions:  The UK designated 63 individuals this week, including several war correspondents embedded with Russian forces in Ukraine that work at Channel One, a major state-owned media outlet in Russia.  The UK also designated one entity, Evraz PLC, a UK-incorporated holding company of a multinational steel manufacturing and mining company group.  Additionally, the

Russia Sanctions:  The U.S., EU, and UK continue to apply pressure on Russia through new sanctions on oligarchs and politicians and restrictions on exports.  A number of other countries have implemented similar measures and continue to widen the scope of such prohibitions as the invasion continues.  On a more limited scale, Belarus has also

Russia Sanctions:  Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the U.S. has continued to expand the scope of restrictions imposed against Russia’s largest banks, expanded sanctions on several individual Russian oligarchs and politicians with influence and connections to President Putin, and imposed expansive restrictions on exports of U.S. goods and technology.  Numerous

A cross-practice C&M team scored two major victories for Invenergy Renewables LLC in related cases challenging the Trump Administration’s attempts to re-impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels. This was the government’s third attempt to re-instate tariffs on bifacial solar panel imports and the history of these cases is long and tortured. As background, the U.S.

 On July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the expiration of its Temporary Final Rule (TFR) allocating certain health and medical resources for domestic use. The TFR – originally issued on April 10, 2020 and reissued for a second time on December 31, 2020 –  prohibited surgical N95 filter facepiece respirators, personal

On June 28, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Settlement Agreement with Patriot 3 Inc. – a Virginia-based military equipment company – for $200,000 after the BIS alleged that Patriot 3 violated Section 764.2(e) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Specifically, BIS alleged that on October 2014, the

On April 15, 2021, the United States unveiled a sweeping series of additional sanctions on Russia, marking the first major Russia-related sanctions development of the Biden Administration and the most material such U.S. action in several years.  The actions were spearheaded by President Biden’s issuance of an as-yet-unnumbered Executive Order (the “EO”) that grants the

On April 9, 2021, BIS issued an interim final rule to make corrections and changes to its January 15, 2021 interim final rule establishing new end-use and end-user controls with respect to certain military-intelligence end uses and end users.

Our prior updates on these restrictions can be found here and here.

In addition to

On January 15, 2021, in the final days of the Trump Administration, BIS published an Interim Final Rule, Expansion of Certain End-Use and End-User Controls and Controls on Specific Activities of U.S. Persons, also referred to as the Military Intelligence End User rule (“MIEU Rule”). It was set to be effective March 16, 2021

On March 9, 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published its first Notice related to one of the many changes made in the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the AML Act), passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which we wrote about here. FinCEN’s guidance informs financial