Akrivis Secures Removal of Mushko Electronics from US Entity List

We is proud to announce that Akrivis client Mushko Electronics (Pvt) Ltd. (Mushko), a leading PC sales and service distributor in Pakistan has been officially removed from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security’s (BIS) Entity List.

Akrivis Partners Lead PLI Webinar on Russia Sanctions

Akrivis Partners Farhad Alavi (Washington) and Sam Amir Toossi (New York) led a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar hosted by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) on Russia sanctions issue, an ever important area in the international trade compliance field.

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Federal Court Rules US Dept. of Justice can Pursue Criminal Charges for Sanctions Evasion by Cryptocurrency

On May 13, U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui, sitting in the United States District Court for the District Columbia (DDC), ruled that the DOJ could pursue a criminal action based on the use of cryptocurrency to evade U.S. sanctions.

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Akrivis Announces Strategic Relationship With Expert Japanese Trade Counsel

While Akrivis has traditionally maintained close ties with some of the top firms of other countries, our relationship with Mr. Takahashi marks our first formal arrangement with foreign counsel.

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OFAC Penalizes Two Foreign Banks in One Week for U.S. Sanctions Violations: Key Takeaways

Cases underscore possible heightened enforcement against foreign financial institutions The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued two penalties against non-U.S. financial institutions this past week.  The agency’s December 28, 2020 settlement with Saudi Arabia-based National Commercial Bank (NCB)

WorldECR article co-authored by Partner Farhad Alavi offers lessons on removal from the U.S. BIS Entity List and Japan’s METI End-User List

WorldECR (Export Control Review), a premier trade publication based in London, last month published an article co-authored by Akrivis Law Group, PLLC Partner Farhad Alavi and Daisuke Takahashi of Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices in Japan on removal from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of