26th June 2020


Venezuelan state assets abroad include over €1bn worth of gold held by the Central Bank of Venezuela (“BCV”) in the vaults of the Bank of England.  But there are two competing claims to control it – one from the BCV board originally appointed by President Maduro, and the other by a board said to have been appointed by President Maduro’s political rival Mr Guaido, who says he is the Constitutional Interim President of Venezuela. This week saw the online trial of two preliminary issues. Nick Vineall QC represented the “Maduro Board”.

You can read more on the case here.

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