On October 6, 2017 the U.S. State Department announced that the U.S. sanctions against Sudan will be revoked, effective October 12, 2017. To read a Client Alert on this revocation of sanctions, click HERE.
On September 21, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order imposing new sanctions against North Korea, following additional UN Security Council sanctions passed on August 5 and September 11. For a Client Alert on these sanctions, please click here.
On September 19, 2017 it was announced that Freehill associate Yaakov Adler has been named as an Advisory Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, commencing with the next issue of the Journal. The Advisory Board of the Journal is made up of judges, a law professor and senior... Read More
Because of the fuel supply disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Jones Act, which prohibits U.S. coastwise trading by foreign flag vessels, has been suspended from September 6 to September 13 for the carriage of refined petroleum products from New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Lousiana to South Carolina,... Read More
The first U.S. sanctions against Venezuela, in response to human rights abuses and other concerns, were contained in Executive Order 13692 dated March 8, 2015. That E.O. blocked the property in the U.S., or under U.S. control, of those persons listed in the Annex to the E.O., or of persons... Read More
On August 15, 2017 it was announced that Freehill partner Peter Gutowski has been recognized as Best Lawyers® 2018 New York City Admiralty Maritime “Lawyer of the Year.” This is the third time in five years that the Lawyer of the Year has been a Freehill partner, with
On August 2, 2017 President Trump signed the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”, which imposes additional sanction on Iran, Russia and North Korea. For the full Client Alert discussing those sanctions which may impact international shipping, please click here.
Freehill partner John Karpousis and associate Yaakov Adler have prevailed in the New York Appellate Division, Third Department, defeating a personal injury plaintiff’s motion for entry of a judgment which would include $910,000 in interest, cost and disbursements, which he alleged were recoverable under the New York Civil... Read More
On January 13, 2017 President Obama issued Executive Order 13761 which gave Sudan relief from U.S. sanctions for six months and which envisioned a permanent revocation of the U.S. sanctions against Sudan on July 12, 2017, provided that Sudan sustained certain positive actions regarding humanitarian efforts and reducing violence in... Read More