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We sit down with Greg Alexandru, who was most recently a Deputy Director at the Office of Foreign Investment Review at the DoD. Greg untangles the DoD’s CFIUS “instruction” manual, providing details on what was once a black box: process, RBAs, team coordination, and more.
In case you missed it, we recently sat down with Thomas Feddo, the former Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at Treasury, where he led CFIUS. Hear his thoughts on recent Congressional proposals, foreign cooperation, mitigation agreements, and more.
As its first act in the new year, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has updated its list of excepted foreign states, with a few minor tweaks and one addition. The move was considered underwhelming by some. Details, context, the rule, and fact sheet are inside.
This is just a friendly reminder that the UK’s National Security and Investment Act — which introduces a mandatory filing regime for certain transactions, and strengthens the government’s ability to investigate and intervene in foreign investment — is now effective.
The Department of Defense has published a 45-page document that outlines procedures for reviewing and monitoring transactions filed with CFIUS. Here are all the key details in outline form: WHAT HAPPENED? The U.S. Department of Defense published “Procedures for...
A University of Virginia law school professor, who also heads up UVA’s well-respected National Security Law Center, recently published an essay that explored the overlap of state laws and CFIUS. The essay explores whether state and local officials should have a...
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has proposed yet another bill, this time focused on countering Chinese influence in the space industry. But the legislation would require SEC disclosure requirements for broader deals that have foreign beneficial ownership of more than two...
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