Topic: syria

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Reforms, Electronic Evidence, Office Romance, US Sanctions

Law news you can use, every day: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up for email delivery. Senate Finance Committee publishes 19 pages of potential tax reforms for tax-exempt organizations (Venable) Unexpected FATCA delay gives foreign banks an additional six months to comply… (Pepper Hamilton) Trying to gather electronic evidence from employee laptops, online services,… Read more »

Sanctions Update: U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran, Syria

Earlier this month, President Obama signed into law the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. From law firm Skadden Arps: “The Act is the U.S. government’s latest response to Iran’s illegal nuclear program and the situation in Syria, and it reflects an intensified effort to counter perceived efforts by non-U.S. companies… Read more »

International Interesting: Syria, Russia, UK Bribery, Qatar, Australia, More

Seven international updates caught our eye today. For your reference:  Russia Accedes to OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Dinsmore & Shohl) “The law defines foreign government official to include any appointed or elected official who has a position in any legislative, executive, administrative, or judicial branch of a foreign country or an individual who serves any public… 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 »