Morrison & Foerster Discusses U.S. Treasury Sanctions on Chinese Military Companies

On December 28, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued five new frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) that clarify the scope of Executive Order (“E.O.”) 13959, the basis for OFAC’s new Chinese Military Companies sanctions program. These FAQs define key terms and clarify how OFAC will interpret E.O. 13959’s prohibition against U.S. investment in the securities of Communist Chinese Military Companies (“CCMCs”), which goes into effect on January 11, 2021. In general, like previous sanctions programs, the new FAQs show that OFAC will read commonly used terms … Read more

Sullivan & Cromwell discusses Foreign Banks and the Swap-Push Out Rule

Federal Reserve Issues Rule to Classify Uninsured U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks as Insured Depository Institutions for Purposes of the Swaps Push-out Provision of the Dodd-Frank Act and Explain the Process for Obtaining Transition Period Relief

On June 5, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”) issued an interim final rule (the “Interim Final Rule”) that places U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks on an equal footing with U.S. banks with respect to the so-called “swaps push-out” provision of Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

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