On February 4, 2020, Freehill partner Gina Venezia participated in a panel at the 26th Annual Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce/Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Shipping Conference. The panel’s topic was “Regulatory and Corporate Governance Impact of OECD, EU and OFAC in Shipping.” On February 12, 2020, Ms. Venezia was the speaker at the monthly luncheon of... Read More
On February 18, 2020, OFAC designated Rosneft Trading S.A. (“Rosneft Trading”) to the SDN List pursuant to E.O. 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. In addition to Rosneft Trading, OFAC also designated to the SDN List Didier Casimiro, Rosneft Trading’s Vice President for Refining, Petrochemical, Commerce and Logistics. Mr. Casimiro... Read More
January 10, 2020 Introduction In response to the recent developments involving Iran and the United States, the U.S. authorities issued a new Executive Order (“E.O.”) today imposing sanctions with respect to additional sectors of Iran, namely the construction, mining, manufacturing, and textiles sectors. A copy of the E.O. can be accessed here. To read... Read More
December 19, 2019 VENTSPILS As reported in our Client Alert of December 12, 2019, the Ventspils Freeport Authority was added to the U.S. Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list on Monday, December 9, 2019. Yesterday (December 18), the U.S. authorities removed that entity from the SDN list. The removal was based on the takeover of the... Read More
December 12, 2019 The U.S. authorities have taken new actions this week in relation to the sanctions targeting global corruption and also Iran which measures have potential impacts to both U.S. and non-U.S. persons operating in the shipping industry. Each is summarized below. To read the full Client Alert, click HERE.
On November 8, 2019, Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Dana Rosen issued a complete defense verdict in a DBA case which was tried by Freehill partner John Karpousis in Atlanta, Georgia. In William Cohen III v. Leidos the claimant, who was employed in Afghanistan for four years by a military contractor, claimed that he... Read More
On November 1, 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2020. In the Admiralty and Maritime category, Freehill Hogan & Mahar, for the tenth consecutive year, was again ranked in the top tier both nationally and in the top tier for the New York City Metropolitan... Read More
Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2020 announced on October 15, 2019 that it will recognize six Freehill partners as being among the world’s leading shipping and maritime attorneys. The ranked Freehill partners are: Patrick Bonner, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Eric Lenck, and Gina Venezia. The research conducted by... Read More
On October 10, 2019 Bill Pallas participated in a session of the Pacific Admiralty seminar devoted to “Casualty Investigation and Response.” Bill’s presentation, “The Vessel Speaks”, examined casualty investigation response from the perspective of a vessel owner and operator.
On September 16, 2019 Freehill partner Bill Juska served as a speaker at the annual Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference. Bill give a presentation on the current status of U.S. sanctions entitled: U.S. Sanctions: The Changing Landscape.