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At a seminar earlier this year, I shared legal issues that companies should consider when engaging in international business. At the outset of my presentation, I polled attendees to gauge their general  familiarity of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “CISG”). 


On January 17, 2016, as part of the Iranian Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), the Obama administration agreed to support the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks—Bank Sepah and Sepah International. Bank Sepah is Iran’s oldest and third largest bank in terms of assets.


The air is getting crisp, pumpkin spice everything is for sale, and campaign signs are sprouting on a park strip near you. This is a big election cycle, offices from the President all the way down to judicial retention, are on the ballot this year and candidates are asking for your vote. I know many are frustrated by the Presidential choices, but don’t let that stop you from voting!


On October 7, 2016, President Obama signed an Executive Order lifting virtually all economic sanctions previously in effect against Burma (aka, Myanmar). This executive action signals an opening of economic activity between the United States and Burma.


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