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PDF Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for September 18, 2014
Daniel A. Hagan, Earle H. O'Donnell

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's September 18, 2014 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on September 11, 2014. Agenda Items E-13, E-15 and G-2 have not been summarized, as they were omitted from the agenda.
PDF Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority adopts new rules for the acquisition of significant ownership positions in QFC authorised firms
September 2014
Michiel Visser, Charbel Abou Charaf, Ali Shaikley

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (the "QFCRA"), has recently adopted changes to the rules governing the acquisition of significant ownership positions in Qatar Financial Centre ("QFC") authorised firms. The General (Controller and Miscellaneous) Amendments Rules 20141 ("New Rules") amend the General Rules 2005 ("GENE") and came into effect on 1 February 2014.
Recent Amendments to the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Russia
September 2014, White & Case Technology Newsflash
Maria Puzrakova

Federal Law No. 242-FZ "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Clarification of the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Information and Telecommunication Networks" (the "Federal Law No. 242") was adopted on 21 July 2014.
PDF United States Tightens Sanctions Against Russian Financial, Defense, and Energy Sectors
September 2014
Richard J. Burke, Nicole E. Erb, Kristina Zissis, Claire A. DeLelle, Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Tanya Hanna, James R.M. Killick, Sara Nordin, Genevra Forwood, Charlotte Van Haute, Fabienne Vermeeren

On September 12, 2014, the United States issued another round of targeted sanctions against the Russian financial, defense, and energy sectors, adding several entities to the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List and the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons.
PDF New EU Russia sanctions: ban on oil project services; wider capital market sanctions (loans and credit, shorter-term equity, with 6 new defense/energy companies); dual-use export ban for 9 companies; 24 more people on asset freeze
September 12, 2014
EU Sanctions Team: James R.M. Killick, Sara Nordin, Genevra Forwood, Charlotte Van Haute, Fabienne Vermeeren
US Sanctions Team: Richard J. Burke, Nicole E. Erb, Kristina Zissis, Claire A. DeLelle, Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Tanya Hanna

Today, the EU published a second round of targeted sanctions against Russia. These new measures expand the EU’s existing Russia sanctions and restrict access to capital markets covering certain loans and credit, trade in money market instruments with a maturity exceeding 30 days, and by adding six Russian defense and energy companies to those targeted by the capital market restrictions. They also prohibit certain oil project services for deep water oil, Arctic oil and shale oil projects in Russia. They broaden the EU ban on providing dual-use items, which now covers nine listed Russian companies. In addition, the existing EU ban on providing financial services relating to prohibited arms exports has been expanded to include (re-)insurance.


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