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CFIUS by the Numbers: Key Takeaways From the 2020 Annual Report

USA - August 6 2021 On July 26, 2021, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) released its unclassified Annual Report to Congress for the 2020…

Brandon L. Van Grack, Charles L. Capito III, Nicholas J. Spiliotes

Biden Issues Executive Order to Reset and Expand Sanctions on Chinese Military and Surveillance Companies

China, USA - June 8 2021 On June 3, 2021, President Biden issued a new Executive Order (E.O.), “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Certain…

Brandon L. Van Grack, John E. Smith, B. Chen Zhu

Senate Republicans Introduce Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Following the Biden Administration’s Waiver

USA - May 24 2021 The legal and political skirmishing continued on both sides of the Atlantic in recent weeks over Nord Stream 2, the nearly finished Russian natural…

Brandon L. Van Grack, Felix Helmstädter, John E. Smith

Biden Administration Issues Sweeping New Sanctions on Russia in Response to Election Interference, Malicious Cyber Activity, and Other “Russian Malfeasance”

Russia, USA - April 19 2021 On April 15, 2021, following discussions just days earlier of a potential summit between President Biden and Russian President Putin and as Russian…

Brandon L. Van Grack, Alex Iftimie

Lessons Learned from OFAC’s 2020 Enforcement Actions

USA - February 17 2021 As we previously wrote in our OFAC 2020 Year in Review, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) saw a drop in…

Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, John E. Smith