Mid-2018 Sanctions Review: A Turbulent Year So Far

By Ama Adams, Brendan Hanifin and Emerson Siegle (June 21, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT) -- No superlative could aptly describe the magnitude of U.S. sanctions developments through the first six months of 2018. The pace of change has been so intense and complex that, understandably, even the most sophisticated international companies and investors have been challenged to respond to policy and regulatory developments.

Regulatory Developments

During the first half of 2018, the United States has escalated sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and Venezuela, while moving more cautiously with respect to sanctions relating to North Korea. Collectively, these policy developments demonstrate that the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control is becoming increasingly aggressive, particularly in targeting...

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