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PDF Russian Legislation Update: 29 December 2014 – 18 January 2015
January 2015
Igor Ostapets, Irina Dmitrieva

Welcome to the most recent issue of Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of 29 December 2014 – 18 January 2015.
PDF No Safe Haven: DOJ Can and Will Seize Proceeds of Wholly Foreign Corruption
January 2015
Kathleen M Hamann, David R. Courchaine

Nine pieces of real property in the New Orleans area purchased and owned by Honduran government official Mario Roberto Zelaya Rojas ("Zelaya") are proceeds of criminal activity and subject to seizure, according to a civil complaint filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana by the US Department of Justice ("DOJ") on January 13, 2015. The DOJ alleges that Zelaya purchased these properties in an attempt to hide the proceeds of an all-Honduran bribery scheme. This civil action provides yet another example of the expansive jurisdiction asserted by the US government and serves as a reminder to corporations and individuals abroad how easily even wholly foreign criminal conduct may come within the reach of US law enforcement authorities.
PDF Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for January 22, 2015
January 2015
Daniel A. Hagan, Earle H. O'Donnell

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s January 22, 2015 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on January 15, 2015. Agenda Items E-6 and E-19 have not been summarized as they were omitted from the agenda.
PDF UK Electricity Market Reform: 2014 – a year in review
January 2015
Kirsti Massie, Lucy Plowright, Katy Norman

2014 was a year of considerable progress in terms of UK Electricity Market Reform (EMR), the cornerstone of the Government's plans to reform the electricity sector. In this note (part 2 of a series) we outline key EMR developments of 2014 and highlight further steps we anticipate will be taken in 2015 as the implementation of EMR continues.
PDF US Implements Measures to Liberalize Cuba Sanctions and Export Controls
January 2015
Richard J. Burke, Nicole E. Erb, Kristina Zissis, Claire A. DeLelle, Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Tanya Hanna

On January 16, 2015, the United States amended existing regulations to implement the changes announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014, liberalizing US sanctions and export controls targeting Cuba.[1] As a result, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended its economic sanctions regulations and the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended its export control regulations relating to Cuba. These amended regulations became effective on Friday, January 16, 2015.