Topic: sanctions

International Updates: Afghan Security, The Sherman Act, Biomet & FCPA, Export Control Enforcement, and More

For your reference, five recent law firm advisories with wide-ranging international focus: 1. Afghanistan’s Ban on Private Security Companies: What are the Risks for Private Investors? (Foley Hoag) “At this time, the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) is currently slated to fill the security void created by the ban on PSCs. The APPF is a… Read more »

California Legislature Seeks to Block Iran-Related Investments

Law firm Barger & Wolen reports on California Assembly Bill 2160, legislation designed to block California insurers from making investments in entities that do business with Iran, defined as “indirect investments:” “… Assembly Bill 2160 … would prohibit California domestic insurers from treating indirect Iran-related investments (as defined in the bill) as admitted assets. The… Read more »

EU Expands Sanctions Against Syria

Increasingly appalled by the Syrian regime’s brutality and continued repression, European Union leaders announced earlier this week a new round of sanctions against the government. The new measures target the Central Bank of Syria, the country’s gold, diamonds, and precious metals trade, and Syrian cargo flights in and out of Europe. From law firm White… Read more »

Doc of the Day: EU imposes further sanctions against Syria (with more likely to come)

White & Case’s overview of recently enacted EU sanctions against Syria: On 1 December 2011, the Council of the European Union (EU) considerably expanded its existing regime for economic sanctions against Syria when it adopted Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP which introduces or strengthens sanctions applicable to telecoms, oil & gas, electric power plants and the financial… Read more »