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O’Melveny writes chapter on sanctions in “Serious Economic Crime” book published under the auspices of the Serious Fraud OfficeJanuary 19, 2012
The publication comes at a time of dramatic expansion in the scope and severity of economic sanctions following the wave of political disturbances and crackdowns that have roiled antidemocratic regimes around the world.
The O’Melveny chapter is coauthored by Partner Greta Lichtenbaum (Washington, D.C.), Counsel James Barratt (London), and Associate Hayley Ichilcik (London). The chapter analyzes the response of the European Union and the United States to unrest in the Middle East, including recent political developments in Libya, Syria, and Iran, and the resulting sanctions on those regimes, as well as the implications for global businesses. The chapter offers similar assessments of sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States on Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Sudan, and Cuba.
The chapter also highlights enforcement efforts that have forced financial institutions in both regions to forfeit billions of dollars in assets and pay significant fines.
O’Melveny has extensive experience in international litigation and cross-border investigations. The firm’s knowledge of these complex areas, together with the geographical reach of its offices and practitioners, made it well suited to contribute to Serious Economic Crime’s publication.
The book was launched at an event at London’s Lincoln Inn attended by the Serious Fraud Office’s Director, Richard Alderman, who wrote the forward.
Should you wish to obtain a hard copy of the book, please contact Mary Stahl at email@example.com. Limited availability.
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