Dear Clients & Friends, As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, its impact on business and trade is not yet fully known. It is clear that businesses around the world and across many sectors are facing unprecedented challenges and concerns. In this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that we are focused on the health... Read More
Today (March 12, 2020), OFAC designated TNK Trading International S.A. (“TTI”) to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list under E.O. 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. TTI was also designated to the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) list under E.O. 13662 dealing with the Ukraine. To read the full Client Alert,... Read More
On February 13, 2020, Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Angela Donaldson issued a complete defense verdict in a DBA case which was tried by Freehill partner John Karpousis with assistance from associate Matthew Pallay in Dallas, Texas. In Americo Gatewood v. Fluor Federal Global Projects Inc., the claimant, who was employed in Afghanistan by... Read More
On February 6, 2020, Daniel Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the Passenger Vessel Association Convention in Tampa, Florida, on the Seaman’s Protection Act, 46 U.S.C. §2114 (SPA). Fitzgerald also participated in a panel discussion concerning the U.S. Coast Guard’s updated medical standards for merchant mariners.
FH&M LLP is proud to recognize our partner Bill Pallas in connection with a recent decision of the United States District Court, for the Southern District of New York granting summary judgment in favor of our client, an ocean carrier, in a maritime/intermodal cargo case. The Court’s opinion examines numerous topics of interest for our... Read More
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.