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On August 9, 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada significantly escalated sanctions against Belarus in a multilateral effort to put pressure on the current Lukashenko regime. These sanctions were announced on the first anniversary of the fraudulent elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020 and follow a series of previous measures against Belarus, including most recently the coordinated measures between the UK, US, Canada and the EU in June (see our…

Following the successful launch of our inaugural virtual Annual Compliance Conference in 2020, attracting close to 2,500 in-house senior legal and compliance professionals from across the world, we will return this year in a virtual format to deliver our cutting-edge insights and guidance on key global compliance issues, as businesses and enforcement agencies transition to a new post-pandemic global compliance and investigations landscape. Held across five weeks from 6 September – 8 October 2021, we…

In press remarks following the Foreign Affairs Council’s session of 12 July 2021, High Representative Josep Borrell announced the EU will be launching a new sanctions regime against Lebanon by the end of the month. A decision will be adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council “without delay”. The regime will target “those who are responsible” for “political stalemate” in Lebanon. Whilst the regime’s structure will be in place by the end of July, it is…

On July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) announced that the temporary final rule that placed export restrictions on certain medical supplies and personal protection equipment products (“PPE Products”) has expired.  There are now no current export restrictions on these items.  The temporary final rule was first published in April 2020 to allocate scarce medical supplies and PPE products for domestic use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Exemptions from export restrictions were published…