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To extend the current standstill period by twelve months from July 2023 to July 2024.
The United Kingdom and United States announced in a joint statement on 17 October a new strategy to cooperate and collaborate further on economic sanctions implementation and enforcement.
Former Lord Chancellor Sir Robert Buckland KC MP has reportedly hinted that new corporate ‘failure to prevent’ offences may be added to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (the Bill) that is currently making its way through Parliament.
On 30 September the UK announced a series of significant additional sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal annexations in Ukraine following internationally condemned sham referendums.
On 15 August 2022, Deputy Master Arkush handed down judgment in the case of Oceanfill Limited v Nuffield Health Wellbeing Limited and Cannons Group Limited  EWHC 2178.
The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) announced on 27 September that it imposed a £30,000 penalty on UK company Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition Ltd (HK Wine & Spirits) for breaching UK financial sanctions regulations. This is the second monetary penalty OFSI imposed this year, following a £15,000 fine against Tracerco Limited in June.
The UK Appointed Representative Regime (ARR) enables certain businesses – Appointed Representatives (ARs) – to conduct UK-regulated activities without having to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the Act), enacted in March 2022, introduced a Register of Overseas Entities.
On 12 July 2022, the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and various other UK government agencies issued a red alert, in conjunction with the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT), setting out various common evasion tactics and techniques the agencies suspect certain persons designated under the UK’s financial sanctions regime use with the help of “UK enablers”.
From 19 July 2022,1 it is a violation of UK financial sanctions for any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that they are carrying out, directly or indirectly, certain investment activity in Russia.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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