Sanctions Resource Center
Sanctions Resource Center
Informed by the knowledge and experience of Morrison Foerster’s highly regarded National Security Team, led by co-chairs John Smith and Brandon Van Grack, our Sanctions Resource Center is here to provide comprehensive perspectives and strategic insights on the global sanctions landscape. One of our greatest strengths is our global platform, with members of our National Security practice situated in the United States, the EU, the UK, and Asia.
MoFo’s National Security team provides strategic advice and counseling to clients on a broad range of regulatory, compliance, investigatory, and enforcement matters. The U.S. government’s enforcement and regulatory efforts in the national security space continue to expand and overlap, and thus navigating the national security landscape increasingly requires expertise across multiple disciplines. The U.S. economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) present a special challenge for U.S. and global companies, particularly those operating internationally that may engage in transactions with U.S.‐sanctioned parties and jurisdictions. Sanctions regimes and blocking laws imposed by, for example, the European Union, United Kingdom, and People’s Republic of China render the compliance requirements for global businesses even more complex.
We are ready to assist when new sanctions are imposed, as we are seeing in real-time given the continuing Russian aggression against Ukraine. We are also constantly monitoring issues and developments across sanctions programs covering China, Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Syria, Venezuela, and North Korea, among others.
We have a strategically located team in seven countries across three continents to provide real-time and seamless advice and assistance. We have extensive experience with economic sanctions in the U.S., EU, UK, and Asia, and deep professional relationships with government and private sector colleagues, all of which allow us to be more insightful and efficient in serving your needs.
Please explore the Morrison Foerster Sanctions Resource Center. For additional support, please reach out to our sanctions team.
One Year In: Details and Impact of Financial and Trade Sanctions Against Russia
The MoFo National Security team gathers to provide updates from the last year of financial and trade sanctions and discusses compliance recommendations and enforcement expectations.
Impact of Sanctions on English Contractual Performance – Case Update
A summary of recent developments in the Gravelor v. GTLK case and the English High Court’s take on the impositions of sanctions on counterparties.
U.S. Sanctions Enforcement: 2022 Trends and Lessons Learned
An overview of U.S. sanctions enforcement, including the key lessons learned from the enforcement actions issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Sanctions Year in Review 2022 – Part II: Russia
Governments around the world continue to coordinate and respond with increasingly severe sanctions and export controls. Read an overview of key sanctions imposed by the US, EU, and UK.
OFAC Year in Review 2022 – Part 1
Part one of MoFo’s multi-part series on significant U.S. sanctions developments of the past year summarizes OFAC’s major activities and provides programmatic updates from 2022.
Enforcement of EU Sanctions – Soon New Powers for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office?
A review of how sanctions against Russia are enforced in the EU, the increasing role of the EPPO as a cross-border investigative authority, and more.
Compliance Group of the Year: Morrison Foerster
John Smith and Brandon Van Grack were profiled by Law360, discussing some of the matters MoFo's national security team has handled to earn a spot as one of Law360’s 2022 Compliance Groups of the Year.