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Phase in of the Russia Sanctions Program: How it Really Impacts Business

As can be expected and as is surely the case with other firms who practice sanctions law, Russia is becoming a larger part of our every day work.  Granted, the sanctions regime against Russia following the Crimea and Ukraine crises

Posted in Corporate, OFAC, Russia, Sanctions

Billion Dollar U.S. Energy Investment in Iran?

For those of us who regularly read the headlines about Iran, there was a particularly interesting one that stuck out today – one (reported by the Tehran Times and reposted by other media) about a U.S. company in Southern California

Posted in Corporate, Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

The New IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and US Sanctions on Iranian Bank Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced last week that it was further incentivizing the self-disclosure by U.S. taxpayers of offshore financial assets and accounts not previously reported.  Specifically, the IRS modified the 2012 Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) effective July

Posted in Iran, OFAC, Personal, Sanctions, Taxation

Iranian Sanctions Relief on Aviation: What’s Covered?

I was part of a three-member panel on Voice of America Persian News Network’s Ofogh program on Wednesday (April 23) on an episode that dealt with U.S. sanctions on Iran’s aviation industry (you can watch it by clicking here).  My co-panelists

Posted in Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

Mentioned in The Wall Street Journal

Farhad Alavi, the author of this blog, was interviewed as part of a story in the Wall Street Journal on Iran’s sanctions relief following the P5+1/Iran agreement entered into in Geneva on November 24, 2013.  This article, which mentions Mr.

Posted in Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

U.S. Issues Guidance for Implementation of Iran/P5+1 Geneva Joint Plan of Action

The U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State yesterday issued a joint official statement titled in response to Iran’s agreement with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the “P5+1”) in November 2013  in Geneva

Posted in Corporate, Iran, OFAC, Sanctions

What Kind of Sanctions Relief will Iran be Getting Now?

Farhad Alavi Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, Washington, DC Alas, Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) finally reached a temporary agreement in the early hours of Sunday Geneva time on Iran’s nuclear

Posted in Corporate, Iran, OFAC, Sanctions
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