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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 : Libya: Companies Wanting to Compete for New Business Opportunities with the TNC Should Begin Taking Steps Now

By: Stefan Reisinger , Marsha Z. Gerber and Stephen M. McNabb With forces loyal to the Libyan Transitional National Council ("TNC") appearing to control the streets of Tripoli and to be battling the last remaining vestiges of Qadhafi's forces, the collapse of the Qadhafi regime...

Fulbright Briefing : New Business Opportunities Expected, but Are Troubling Times Also Ahead for Investors in Libya?

By: Richard Hill , Stefan John Ricketts , James Rogers and Ben Smith Regime change will inevitably open doors to lucrative business opportunities for foreign investors in Libya, particularly in relation to Libya's oil reserves, the largest in Africa. However, troubling times may also lie...

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 Alert - ICC Rules of Arbitration 2012

By Richard Hill and James Rogers Today marks the launch in Paris of the new Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (the "ICC Rules"). The ICC Rules, last revised in 1998, were adopted by the ICC World Council in June 2011 and will generally apply to all ICC arbitrations...

Fulbright Alert : OFAC Issues New Libyan General Licenses Authorizing Trade with NOC and the Government of Libya

On September 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") continued to ease the sanctions imposed on Libya by issuing new General Licenses No. 7A and No. 8. In general, the new licenses allow U.S. persons to engage in transactions with the Government...

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...

Fulbright Seminar: M&A in 2011: Cross-Border Transactions

By: John C. Boehm, Jr. , Tim C. Bruinsma , Laura J. McMahon and Andrius R. Kontrimas View Media Download the seminar below and join in listening to a discussion of issues in cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings. The panel, John C. Boehm...

Fulbright Publication: 3rd China Arbitration Conference

View Media By: C. Mark Baker , Jeffrey A. Blount , Jie Zhang , Richard Hill and James Rogers Following the success of Fulbright's 2007 and 2009 China Arbitration Conferences, we held our third China Arbitration Conference in Beijing this October. This half-day conference addressed a range...

Fulbright Briefing : The United States and Other Nations Expand Sanctions Against Iran

By: Stephen M. McNabb , Marsha Z. Gerber , Stefan Reisinger and Mary Beth Balhoff On November 21, 2011, the United States announced three measures designed to enhance sanctions on Iran. The President issued an Executive Order authorizing the Secretary of State to impose sanctions on foreign...

Fulbright Briefing: U.K. Ban on Transactions with Iranian Banks

By: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris and Nicola Kelly In the latest wave of sanctions targeting Iran, the U.K. has taken steps independently of the UN Security Council and EU regulations to cut off all ties with Iranian banks. The new sanctions apply to all persons operating in the U.K. financial...