Sanctions Round Up First Quarter 2022

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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FIRST QUARTER 2022 • US and Western allies impose unprecedented sanctions on the Russian Federation in response to its invasion of Ukraine. For full details and analysis, see our separate publications of February 28, March 22, and April 27, along with our Annex of key Russian individuals and entities subject to the US, EU, and UK sanctions. • As the world adjusts to the new sanctions landscape, US finds familiar targets in North Korea and Iranian missile procurement networks. • DOJ terminates Trump-Era "China Initiative" on IP-theft, while the SEC threatens to delist six Chinese issuers from US exchanges over audit concerns. • Another US travel-services company settles potential liability for Cuba infractions; OFAC penalizes Hong Kong distributor for transferring USD payments in connection with Iran business.

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