On July 14th, President Trump signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (the “Act”) that Congress unanimously passed earlier this month, and simultaneously issued an as-yet-unnumbered Executive Order (the “HK EO”) that implements many of its provisions. These actions follow the June 30th imposition by the government of the People’s Republic of China (“China”)

On June 11, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) (as yet unnumbered) authorizing blocking sanctions and additional visa restrictions against personnel of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The White House took the action in response to the ICC authorizing an investigation into alleged crimes by U.S. personnel in connection with the war in

On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a long-awaited “Sanctions Advisory for the Maritime Industry, Energy and Metals Sectors, and Related Communities” (the “Advisory”). The Advisory substantially expands on previous shipping advisories that

May 19, 2020

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Ends: 10:30 AM (EDT)

For Crowell & Moring LLP’s next event in our series, Emerging Issues in Sanctions, AML, and Everything in Between in the Time of COVID-19, our Global Head of Blockchain & Digital Assets, Michelle Gitlitz, will moderate a discussion on the AML & Sanctions risks

In response to criticism that sanctions are hampering the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has released new guidance to encourage those interested in humanitarian trade involving jurisdictions sanctioned by the United States to “avail themselves of longstanding exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations” pertaining to that

As part of Crowell & Moring’s ongoing effort to keep clients informed about the most significant developments stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a webinar series focused on issues that are immediate in terms of their impact, as well as issues that are just around the corner. Our focus is helping clients to

WEBINAR – REGISTER HERE

Thursday,
April 2, 2020
11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

Join us for a “couch side chat” for tips on how to effectively manage your sanctions compliance program virtually. We will also provide recent sanctions developments you might have missed while we were busy following important health news.

Tips Will Include:

  • Best practices

Former U.S. Treasury and Justice Department Lawyer Strengthens Anti-Money Laundering, Economic Sanctions, and CFIUS Practices

Washington, D.C. — February 20, 2020: Crowell & Moring is bolstering its anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, and CFIUS practices with the addition of Caroline Brown, former attorney in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of

Dec.27.2019

As 2019 draws to an end, Congress has been busy on economic sanctions legislation. This includes passing new Russia-related sanctions and a Venezuela-related government contracts procurement restriction as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has also approved two new pieces of