U.S. Designates Syrian Port Operators and Ship’s Agents as SDNs

On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) designated, among others, six Syrian entities as property in which the Government of Syria has an interest. Those six entities are now identified on the Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) List with the “Syria” program tag. The six entities are involved...
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Joint Plan of Action Relating to Iran Sanctions Extended Again

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...
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Joint Plan of Action Relating to Iran Sanctions Extended

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,...
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Freehill Partner Juska Participates in Bar Association Panel

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...
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Freehill Partner Fitzgerald Presents at Annual PVA Convention

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.

U.S. Amends Cuban Asset Control Regulations

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.