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A New European Deal?

German Minister of Economics suggests revising EU and German merger control regulations to enable the creation of European champions – and keeps FDI options on the table to prevent acquisitions by non-European players

Trump Administration Re-Certifies Iranian Compliance with Nuclear Agreement; Imposes Sanctions on Additional Entities for Other “Malign” Activities

On July 17, the Department of State communicated to Congress that Iran remains in compliance with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement reached over Iran’s nuclear program by the world’s major powers that went into effect in January 2016.

Extension of Iran Sanctions Negotiations

On 24 November 2014, the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) agreed with Iran to continue negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear-related activities and to extend the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) that suspended a limited number of economic sanctions against Iran. The JPOA originally went into effect

Extension of Iran sanctions update

On Friday, 18 July, the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States), supported by the European Union, agreed with Iran to extend the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) that suspended some economic sanctions against Iran as part of the overall talks regarding Iran’s nuclear related activities. The JPOA originally

Iran Sanctions

On 23 November 2013 the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China facilitated by the European Union (the P5+1), reached an interim agreement with Iran (Iran Agreement or Agreement). While this agreement may ease sanctions in certain limited areas in the future, the provisions of the Agreement must be implemented by the United

Executive Order Targets Sanctions Evaders

President Obama has signed an Executive Order expanding the U.S. Treasury Department’s authority to regulate the conduct of certain foreign entities even when they are not physically or financially present in the United States.  The May 1 Order targets foreign entities that (1) have violated, attempted to violate, conspired to violate, or caused a violation

Iran: New Developments and Additional Sanctions

The United States and European Union have continued to impose or propose additional sanctions and restrictive measures targeting certain dealings with Iran or with designated persons and entities. These developments include: (1) a recent decision by the Council of the European Union (EU) to require financial messaging providers to discontinue communication services to certain Iranian financial institutions, which