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Nick Ognibene


New York

Ognibene Nick
Nick Ognibene


New York

Nick is an associate in the Environmental and Regulatory Law Group. Nick’s practice focuses on environmental issues in complex business transactions undertaken by U.S. and multijurisdictional clients, and a range of matters implicating economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), foreign investment in the United States regulated by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, anti-bribery/corruption, and money laundering.

News & insights

Publications: 22 NOVEMBER 2018

CFIUS Creates New Pilot Program for Mandatory Declarations

On August 13, 2018, Congress expanded the authority of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review certain transactions resulting in non-US control of US assets, businesses or technologies.

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

U.S. EPA Proposes to Relax Power Plant Carbon Emissions Restrictions, Fulfilling Trump Campaign Promise

On August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, fulfilling a Trump campaign promise to eliminate strict coal plant emission limits that President Obama sought to impose in the 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP).

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Publications: 16 AUGUST 2018

US (Re-)Imposes Far-Reaching Sanctions With Respect to Iran

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Publications: 15 AUGUST 2018

Dealmakers Beware: Trump Expands CFIUS’ Reach

​On August 13, 2018, President Donald Trump expanded the powers of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review foreign investments in the United States by signing into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) as incorporated in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA)[1].  FIRRMA largely codifies certain CFIUS practices of the past several years and formally expands CFIUS’ operational mandate.  Many provisions of FIRRMA became effective upon enactment through the President’s signature; others will come into effect within the next 18 months.  Cross-border deal makers and transaction advisors should make certain that they understand CFIUS’ expanded authority and how it might impact contemplated transactions.

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New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2017


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2016

B.Sc. (Hons), Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews, 2012

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising an environmental NGO on various environmental regulations in the United States and on compliance with sanctions and anti-corruption laws.