Archive for the North America Category

The Helms-Burton Law: Uncertainty for investors in Cuba.

The Helms-Burton Law: Uncertainty for investors in Cuba.

After the lifting of the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, there is still some caution and uncertainty when it comes to assessing U.S. embargo claims against Cuba. There is still a long way to go to establish parameters that are consolidated and accepted by

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New U.S. sanctions in China

New U.S. sanctions in China

The US government has decided to blacklist China’s 28 “top Artificial Intelligence startups” (20 Chinese public security offices as well as 8 technology and video surveillance companies). As a consequence, it is impossible for China to do business with the US without the prior consent of the

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New Sanctions on Russia

New Sanctions on Russia

“The United States Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on the Russian army for an alleged scheme carried out by the company Sovfracht in order to provide fuel to its armed forces in Syria in support of the Assad government. The plot was discovered by OFAC along

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Russia Sanctions

Russia Sanctions

SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON RUSSIA BY THE UNITED STATES. U.S. Government sanctions against Russia are imposed through various Executive Orders, issued directly by the President of the United States, and Laws. These regulations establish restrictions on certain economic transactions and on certain persons expressly listed, as well as

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International sanctions: an arbitrary, cruel and useless tool

International sanctions: an arbitrary, cruel and useless tool

This opinion article was originally published in El Confidencial The unilateral sanctions imposed by the USA, especially those aimed at undermining the foundations of the economy, decisively condition the efficiency of public services, the human rights and quality of life of citizens.   It is true that

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International sanctions: detention in Gibraltar

International sanctions: detention in Gibraltar

  LEGAL DEBATE BEHIND THE DETENTION OF AN OIL TANKER IN THE STRAIT This opinion article was published in Expanisón. On July 4th, the Gibraltar authorities, using Gibraltarian policemen and royal British Marines, stormed the Panamanian-flagged ship Grace 1, owned by a Singaporean ship. Grace 1 transported

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Double Taxation US-Spain

Double Taxation US-Spain

New agreement on Double Taxation with the United States: Advantages for Spanish businesses Last July, an important step was taken towards the modification of the Agreement in order to avoid the double imposition of taxes on Spain by the United States. Almost six years after its negotiation,

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Sanctions: list of sanctioned countries 2019

Sanctions: list of sanctioned countries 2019
Doing business outside Spain is always complicated for a company, but the difficulty increases when it comes to countries with international sanctions. The exportation of goods restricted by the European Union to one of these territories may amount to a crime of smuggling, entailing prison sentences ofRead more