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EU extends Russia economic sanctions by six months

15 september 2015

The EU Council has renewed its sanctions targeting people and entities, imposed by Council Regulation (EU) 269/2014 and Council Decision 2014/145/CFSP, for another 6 months, until 15 March 2016. The sanctions subject 149 people and 37 entities to an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban.

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HM Treasury guidance on dealing with Iran

8 september 2015

The UK Government warns companies to remain cautious when dealing with Iran despite the Iran nuclear agreement of 14 July 2015. The HM Treasury guidance makes clear that companies should temper expectations and that the UK government does not encourage trade with, or investment in Iran still.

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B&A Law in Lawyer Monthly Magazine on International Trade

8 september 2015

B&A Law in this month’s edition of Lawyer Monthly Magazine on International Trade and what B&A Law sees as challenges and developments in this practice area.

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B&A Law JCPOA clients and friends advisory

8 september 2015

On 14 July 2015, the European Union (“EU”), France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and the United States of America (“U.S.”) and Iran announced that they reached an agreement on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the “JCPOA”) regarding Iran's nuclear program. Pursuant to the JCPOA, all UN Security Council sanctions as well as multilateral and national sanctions relating to Iran’s nuclear programme, including steps on access in areas of trade, technology, finance and energy against Iran will ultimately …

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President Obama secures the required support for Iran Nuclear Deal

8 september 2015

President Obama has secured the required 34 Senators’ Support for the E3/EU+3 with Iran (the "Iran Nuclear Deal"). This number guarantees the needed support in the US Senate to prevent his veto from being overridden should US Congress vote to disapprove of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

14 juli 2015

Today, on 14 July 2015, China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, US, EU, and Iran (the E3+3), agreed on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Pursuant to the plan, all UN Security Council sanctions as well as multilateral and national sanctions relating to Iran’s nuclear programme, including steps on access in areas of trade, technology, finance and energy” against Iran will ultimately be lifted. In exchange, Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear …

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EU extends restrictions in response to illegal annexation

21 juni 2015

1. Renewal of economic sanctions relating to Crimea and Sevastopol

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