The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued several Russia-related general licenses under the Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 587 (RuHSR). These licenses authorize certain activities which would otherwise be prohibited under OFAC sanctions toward Russia:

GL 26A extends until July 12, 2022 existing authorizations for

Key Notes:

  • Persons, including non-U.S. persons, providing accounting, trust and corporate formation, and management consulting services in Russia may be added to the SDN List.
  • U.S. persons are prohibited from providing these same services to Russian persons unless the recipient of the services is the subsidiary of a U.S. person.

The Department of the Treasury’s

On May 5, 2022, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued much anticipated Russia-related general license (GL) 31, “Authorizing Certain Transactions Related to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights.” GL 31 authorizes certain transactions otherwise prohibited by the Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 587 (“RuHSR”) with respect to intellectual

On May 8, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) implemented additional sanctions on several sectors of the Russian economy.  OFAC designated three Russian telecommunications companies and placed them on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list, noting that they are Russian state-controlled television stations generating revenue for the Russian government. 

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued on May 9, 2022, a Final Rule that greatly expands the list of items requiring a license to export to Russia. The export restrictions impact a broad range of inputs and products including wood products, industrial engines, boilers, motors, fans, and ventilation equipment, bulldozers,

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has created a web page offering “Resources on Export Controls Implemented in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.” The web page provides convenient links to relevant BIS press releases, fact sheets, and Federal Register notices related to BIS actions involving export controls and

On May 2, 2022, new amendments to the Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations, renaming them “Ukraine-/Russia-Related Sanctions Regulations” (URSR), were published by U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the Federal Register. The Ukraine-/Russia-Related Sanctions Regulations went into effect May 2.

OFAC’s new URSR replace the Ukraine Related Sanctions Regulations that were

On May 3, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issued a sample comment letter outlining public company disclosure requirements relating to the business impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the international response.

To the extent material or otherwise required under the SEC’s disclosure framework, the SEC advises that companies should

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has added multiple new entities and persons to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List after determining that they were involved in attempts to evade U.S. sanctions put in place as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  OFAC has designated Russian commercial bank PJSC

As of February 22, 2022, President Biden and the Departments of State, Commerce and the Treasury have implemented an array of sanctions and export controls severely restricting international trade and financing involving Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These have been primarily imposed and implemented pursuant to executive orders,