This past year saw a significant dip in the number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions, but at the same time a series of new and important policy initiatives emanating from the White House and from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that signal a substantial commitment to investigating and prosecuting corruption-related crimes and
Webinar: Possible Sanctions Against Russia: What You Need to Know
Join Steptoe’s Economic Sanctions team on Wednesday, February 9, at 10:30 a.m. ET, for a complimentary webinar in which we will explore the current policy and regulatory landscape related to potential economic sanctions targeting Russia.
Our lawyers will discuss the impact of specific instruments under consideration by US, EU, and UK officials, and address…
Steptoe Launches Global Trade Policy Blog
Steptoe’s International Trade and Investment Group is excited to announce the launch of its Global Trade Policy Blog. The blog will cover trade remedies, trade policy, investor-state arbitration, customs, trade negotiations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), and will provide information on developments in the United States, the EU and in jurisdictions around the…
Client Advisory: Assessing the Impacts of Executive Order 13936 on Hong Kong’s Status, One Month Later
On July 14, the president issued Executive Order (EO) 13936, directing US federal agencies to revoke or suspend the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (HKSAR) special status from mainland China under select laws and regulations. As of August 15, several agencies had announced rule changes or proposed changes to implement the president’s directive. After…
OFAC Issues Fact Sheet on Humanitarian Assistance and Trade
Following Steptoe’s Client Advisory of April 7, 2020, “US and EU Sanctions Policies on Humanitarian Exports and COVID-19 Relief,” the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Fact Sheet on April 16, “Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and Trade to Combat COVID-19,” which provides additional information on OFAC policies covered…
Year in Review: Developments in FCPA/Anti-Corruption in 2019
Click here to read Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s 2019 FCPA/Anti-Corruption Year in Review.
US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement authorities announced a steady stream of individual and corporate enforcement matters throughout 2019, some with eye-popping fines. Overall, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reported 50 FCPA-related actions (including 31…
E-2 Investor Visa Webinar
On June 12, 2019, Steptoe’s immigration practice offered a webinar on the recent E-2 treaty investor visas for Israeli nationals. The E-2 investor visa is the culmination of lengthy efforts by both the United States and Israel, allowing Israelis to obtain a non-immigrant visa when they make business investments in the US.
If you missed…
E-2 Investor Visas: What Israeli Nationals Need to Know
On June 12, 2019, Steptoe will offer a complimentary webinar on the recent E-2 investor visas for Israeli nationals. The E-2 visa is an extremely valuable and long-awaited US immigration option for Israelis and is the culmination of years of effort by both the United States and Israel.
For more information and to register for …
DOJ Revamps Corporate Compliance Program Guidance, Broadens Application
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division announced the publication of updated Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs (2019 Guidance) on April 30, 2019. As discussed in our 2017 FCPA Mid-Year Review, the original guidance, published on February 8, 2017 (2017 Guidance), essentially set forth a list of 11 topics and over 100 …
USMCA Unlocked: Working Under the New NAFTA
Steptoe’s International Trade group has put together a helpful guide to the new NAFTA (the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)).
The Agreement must still go through ratification and implementation processes in all three countries before it can enter into force. In the coming weeks, the Trump Administration will submit legislation to Congress to implement the USMCA. Before a vote can be taken in the United States, however, the Administration will first need to resolve concerns and objections raised by members of Congress from both parties, making any vote on the USMCA challenging before the congressional summer recess.
Although the USMCA carries over a number of NAFTA’s important market-opening elements, it also introduces a number of changes that carry potentially significant implications for business planning across many sectors.
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