After nearly two years of negotiations, the P5+1 countries and Iran announced today that a final agreement has been reached on the curtailment of Iran’s nuclear program, which will lead to the eventual lifting of the economic sanctions imposed against Iran by the U.N., the U.S. and the EU. To see a Client Alert for... Read More
The July 7, 2015 deadline for an agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program has now been extended until July 10. During the extension period the limited sanctions relief afforded under the Joint Plan of Action will continue. To see a Client Alert on this further extension of... Read More
On November 24, 2013 the P5+1 countries and Iran negotiated a Joint Plan of Action (“JPoA”) under which Iran agreed to certain curtailments in its nuclear program and the P5+1 agreed to ease some of the sanctions against Iran. The JPoA was extended several times and was set to expire on June 30, 2015. However,... Read More
On June 24, 2015 partner Bill Juska spoke at a panel presentation before the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The program, sponsored by the Admiralty Committee, was entitled How the Practice of Maritime Law in New York Has Changed Over the Last Thirty Years. Mr. Juska’s talk focused on the... Read More
On January 31, 2015 FHM partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the annual Passenger Vessel Association convention in Long Beach, CA. Dan spoke on Crew Member Whistleblowers, addressing the application of APPS and the recently amended Seaman’s Protection Act.
On December 17, 2014 President Obama announced an intention to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. On January 16, 2015 amended Cuban Asset Control Regulations (“CARC”) were issued. To read a Client Alert relating to the amended CARC, please click here.
At the Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. seminar for shipowners on October 23, 2014 in Jersey City, Freehill partner Bill Juska updated the attendees on the status of U.S. sanctions against Iran and also outlined the U.S. Ukraine-related sanctions. The presentation was entitled: “U.S. Sanctions: Iranian Sanctions – An Update; Ukraine-Related Sanctions – an Overview.”
On October 15, 2014 Freehill partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the Annual Towing Forum of the Maritime College of the State University of New York entitled “The Legal Consequences of Subchapter M.” The talk was focused on the obvious and not so obvious legal consequences of the impending towing vessel regulations. The presentation... Read More
On October 10, 2014 Freehill partner Gina Venezia spoke at the Pacific Admiralty Seminar in San Francisco. Gina participated in a panel addressing: The Maritime Economy: Obtaining Security For Your Claims, Economic Sanctions and Colliding Perspectives in Bankruptcy. Gina’s presentation was entitled The B, C, D’s of the Admiralty Rules: Obtaining Security for Your Claims.
On September 30, 2014 FHM partners Bill Juska and Justin Nastro gave in–house presentations at global tanker operator Heidmar Inc. Justin Nastro spoke on the implications of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to a U.S. entity conducting business internationally, while Bill Juska presented a talk entitled U.S. Sanctions: Iran, Syria, Ukraine-Related – An Overview.