2023 was an extraordinarily active year in the world of trade controls, including sweeping new trade restrictions on Russia and China, aggressive enforcement of sanctions and export controls, and extensive collaboration among sister agencies and partner countries.
Client Alert | February 7, 2024
The Biden Administration has added significantly to its Russia-related sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order that, among other things, now subjects foreign financial institutions to secondary sanctions risks when they conduct or facilitate certain Russia-related transactions, even unwittingly.
Client Alert | January 4, 2024
The International Comparative Legal Guide – Foreign Direct Investment Regimes 2024 comprises 30 jurisdictions and covers issues such as foreign investment policy, law and scope of application, jurisdiction and procedure, and substantive assessment.
Client Alert | November 20, 2023
On October 18, 2023, following the signing of an electoral roadmap between Venezuela’s opposition and the regime of President Nicolás Maduro, the Biden administration announced a major relaxation of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.
Client Alert | October 25, 2023
On October 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security released three rules to update its export controls on advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing items.
Client Alert | October 25, 2023
The Biden Administration’s proposed outbound investment regimes have triggered widespread commentary across many industries.
Client Alert | October 20, 2023
Join CFIUS practitioners from Gibson Dunn as we examine CFIUS trends and mid-year updates, as well as key aspects of the forthcoming outbound investment regime targeting U.S. investments abroad.
Webcasts | October 18, 2023
CFIUS practitioners from Gibson Dunn examine CFIUS trends and mid-year updates, as well as key aspects of the forthcoming outbound investment regime targeting U.S. investments abroad.
Webcasts | October 17, 2023
Singapore’s highest court, the Court of Appeal, has held that a sanctions clause in a letter of credit must be strictly and objectively construed.
Client Alert | October 11, 2023
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce with Global Legal Group the release of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Sanctions 2024 – Germany Chapter. Gibson Dunn partner Benno Schwarz and associate Nikita Malevanny are co-authors of the publication which provides an overview of the EU sanctions regime as applied by Germany and covers relevant government agencies, applicable guidance, sanctions jurisdiction, export controls, criminal and civil enforcement, recent developments, and other topics.
Client Alert | September 29, 2023
Lawmakers in a growing number of U.S. states have been quick to introduce and, in some cases, pass legislation that restricts foreign ownership of land within their states by governments, individuals, and/or entities associated with certain identified “foreign adversaries” of the United States.
Client Alert | September 12, 2023
Washington, D.C. partner Stephenie Gosnell Handler, of counsel Amanda Neely and associate Chris Mullen are the authors of "Tech Outbound Investment Is Target of National Security Scrutiny" published by Bloomberg Law on August 14, 2023.
Article | August 18, 2023
On August 9, 2023, the Biden Administration issued its long-awaited Executive Order outlining controls on outbound U.S. investments in certain Chinese entities, although without imposing any immediate new legal obligations or restrictions.
Client Alert | August 14, 2023
Our lawyers discuss the top takeaways from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' annual report for 2022.
Client Alert | August 9, 2023
Gibson Dunn has established a Child and Forced Labor Risks Global Task Force to help our clients prevent illegal child and forced labor, evaluate their supply chains, and respond to investigations and litigation.
Client Alert | May 17, 2023
Gibson Dunn attorneys Stephenie Gosnell Handler, Annie Motto, and Chris Mullen say an outbound investment review program or “reverse CFIUS" should be narrowly tailored to critical technologies used in national security.
Client Alert | April 11, 2023
The United States—along with over twenty international partners—adopted a nonbinding Code of Conduct outlining its commitment to use export control tools to address serious human rights concerns.
Client Alert | April 7, 2023
Join us for a webcast on the evolving nature of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the German foreign direct investment review regime.
Webcasts | March 15, 2023
Our lawyers review the year in foreign sanctions and export controls.
Client Alert | February 7, 2023
Eleven Gibson Dunn partners were featured by Who's Who Legal in its Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2023 guide.
Firm News | January 4, 2023
Eight Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in the Who’s Who Legal Trade & Customs 2022 and Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2023 guides.
Firm News | December 27, 2022
Our lawyers discuss the setting of a price cap on seaborne crude oil which originates in or is exported from Russia to G7 and Council of the European Union countries.
Client Alert | December 19, 2022
Join us for a recorded session on the latest CFIUS enforcement guidelines.
Webcasts | December 13, 2022
Gibson Dunn lawyers examine the Biden Administration’s recently released National Security Strategy and its impact on businesses.
Client Alert | November 18, 2022
In this webcast, our attorneys discuss recent export controls implemented by the United States which restrict Chinese companies’ ability to develop cutting-edge technologies with military applications.
Webcasts | November 15, 2022
In this webcast, Gibson Dunn attorneys discuss new export controls implemented by the United States designed to make it difficult for Chinese companies to develop cutting-edge technologies that may have military applications.
| November 9, 2022
Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss how the release of the first-ever Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States might increase the transparency of the committee.
Client Alert | October 21, 2022
Our lawyers discuss a fine levied against a wine company by the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation for dealing with tangible and intangible economic resources of a sanctioned winery.
Client Alert | October 17, 2022
Our lawyers discuss new U.S. export controls targeting China, which are likely to have a far-reaching impact on the technology sector.
Client Alert | October 13, 2022
Euromoney’s Expert Guides has named ten Gibson Dunn partners to its 2022 edition of the Best of the Best United States Guide, which recognizes the top 30 legal practitioners in the country across 15 areas of law.
Firm News | October 7, 2022
On September 23, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control issued General License D-2, expanding a prior authorization to further facilitate the free flow of information over the internet to, from, and among residents of Iran. Our lawyers discuss its implications of this decision.
Client Alert | October 3, 2022
In this CLE webinar, we review several areas of convergence in export control, sanctions, and import regulation and S-focused ESG standards, and share practical strategies International Trade and ESG professionals can follow to make the most of this convergence in their compliance and ESG programs.
Webcasts | September 20, 2022
On September 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published Preliminary Guidance on Implementation of a Maritime Services Policy and Related Price Exception for Seaborne Russian Oil, taking a step toward implementing the commitment made at the G7 Finance Ministers Meeting on September 2, 2022 to institute a comprehensive prohibition of services that enable maritime transportation of Russian-origin oil and petroleum products unless such oil is purchased below an agreed-upon price cap.
Client Alert | September 19, 2022
Washington, D.C. partner Stephenie Gosnell Handler and associates Chris Mullen and Claire Yi are the authors of "Keeping Up With New US Push On Strategic Tech Competition" published by Law360 on September 19, 2022.
Article | September 19, 2022
The President recently issued an Executive Order providing specific guidance for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in conducting national security reviews of covered transactions. This client alert covers the five factors that the Executive Order directed CFIUS to consider, as well as their impact on the CFIUS process.
Client Alert | September 16, 2022
The European Commission is expected to announce a proposal shortly that will ban products made using forced labour.
Client Alert | September 12, 2022
Washington, D.C. partner Judith Alison Lee is the author of "Collateral damage - US sanctions target the secondary market in Russian stocks and bonds" published by Financier Worldwide in its September 2022 issue.
Article | September 7, 2022
Following a three-month consultation period, the Securities and Futures Commission’s Code of Conduct provision, paragraph 21, has come into effect on August 5, 2022.
Client Alert | August 31, 2022
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States released its annual report covering calendar year 2021. This report represents the first full calendar year in which the Committee operated pursuant to the new regulations implemented in 2020 under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018.
Client Alert | August 12, 2022
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today that Stephenie Gosnell Handler has rejoined the firm as a partner and member of the International Trade and the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Groups, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Press Releases | July 11, 2022
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - and its stringent import restrictions - took effect on June 21, 2022. The Act, the latest effort by the United States concerning the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, greatly increases the showing that companies need to make to prove that goods produced in the XUAR, in full or in part, are entitled to entry into the United States.
Client Alert | June 23, 2022
This client alert discusses the most significant “countersanctions” levied by Russia against “unfriendly countries” and companies that are trying to comply with the U.S., UK, EU and other sanctions regimes against Russia and Belarus.
Client Alert | May 2, 2022
The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and other countries have issued or announced sanctions and export controls targeting Russia and the Russia-backed separatist regions of Ukraine known as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. Hear from our experts about these developments and how companies should proactively assess their exposure to the sanctions and export controls measures being discussed.
Webcasts | March 10, 2022
The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan issued or announced sanctions targeting Russia and the Russia-backed separatist regions of Ukraine known as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. Hear from our experts about these developments and how companies should proactively assess their exposure to the sanctions and export controls measures being discussed.
Webcasts | March 4, 2022
A cross-office, cross-disciplinary Gibson Dunn team represents Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co. in matters related to its investment in ICON Aircraft, Inc.
Publications | March 4, 2022
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that David A. Wolber has rejoined the firm as of counsel in the Hong Kong office.
Press Releases | March 3, 2022
The United States has now imposed additional new sanctions and sweeping export controls that not only target key pillars of the economies of Russia and Belarus but will also have significant collateral effects across a wide range of other sectors in Russia.
Client Alert | February 28, 2022
Our lawyers discuss sanctions issued or announced by the United States and several allies targeting Russia and the Russia-backed separatist regions of Ukraine known as the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.
Client Alert | February 22, 2022
This alert highlights trends in U.S. sanctions and export controls in 2021, including a look at the influence of the Biden Administration.
Client Alert | February 4, 2022
Washington, D.C. partner Judith Alison Lee is the author of "US Commerce Department takes more action against Chinese companies" [PDF] published by Financier Worldwide in February 2022.
Article | February 1, 2022