Fulbright Alert : The United States Imposes Significant New Sanctions Against Syria; European Union May Soon Follow Suit

By Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Gwen Shirl Green President Barack Obama yesterday signed an Executive Order imposing significant new sanctions against Syria that will vastly curtail the ability of U.S. companies to conduct any business in, or provide services to...

Fulbright Briefing - OFAC Issues New General Licenses Authorizing Additional Transactions Under the Libyan and Syrian Sanctions Orders

By: Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Mary Beth Balhoff On September 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued new general licenses authorizing additional transactions under both the Libyan and Syrian...

Fulbright Briefing: EU Expands Sanction Regime to Target Syrian Industry

By: Lista M. Cannon and David M. Harris In response to the escalation in the level of violence perpetrated by the current Syrian regime against its people, the EU has recently implemented additional measures directly targeted at depriving the current regime of financial revenues and the support...