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Ransomware sanctions and the U.S. Government's latest strategy to address cyber threats

The decision to pay millions to a cyber criminal has never been easy, but it is now even more complex. The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued ...


Biden Administration issues New Executive Order to protect Americans’ sensitive data

On June 9, 2021, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order (EO) 14034, to further address the declared national emergency with respect to the information and communications...


U.S. imposes new sanctions and export controls on Burma

On 11 February 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14014 "Blocking Property with Respect to Burma" (EO), which authorizes the imposition of sanctions on specific persons...


Commerce restricts certain transactions involving Information Communications Technology and Services
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On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued an interim final rule addressing national security concerns related to the Information and Communications Technology...


The rise of FDI regimes and their impact on M&A transactions

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important part of the global economy: OECD data indicates that there was USD$1,426 billion of global FDI in 2019. In recent years, governments around...


EO prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in certain transactions involving eight Chinese apps

On 5 January 2021, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13971 on "Addressing the Threat Posed By Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled By Chinese...


Doing business in the United States
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The United States is one of the easiest jurisdictions in the world in which to do business. Regulatory barriers are generally low, establishing a branch or business entity is quick and...


BIS provides updated FAQs on the Foreign-Produced Direct Product rule
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Following the final rules published in August 2020 that imposed additional controls on certain foreign-produced items, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and...

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Election 2020 Snapshot: Helping our clients make sense of the U.S. election results

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Americans chose the presidency and the makeup of the United States Congress.

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