OFAC Issues New Venezuela General License, Effectively Delaying Creditors’ Ability to Seize Citgo Assets

On October 6, OFAC issued General License 5E, Authorizing Certain Transactions Related to the Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. 2020 8.5 Percent Bond on or After January 19, 2021 (“GL-5E”). GL-5E appears intended to protect bondholders of CITGO Holding, Inc. (“Citgo”), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company, Petróleos … Read more

Proposed Regulations To Impose Filing Fees on CFIUS Filings

The US Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) has published proposed regulations that would impose fees on filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). The proposed regulations, published March 9, 2020, are intended to implement Treasury’s authority to impose filing fees under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”). The proposed regulations follow … Read more