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The arms race for CFIUS experts continues. Last week, a partner in Wiley Rein’s CFIUS group joined the national security practice at Vinson & Elkins, which had recently lost Damara Chambers to Latham & Watkins. Details, and more recent changes inside.
This week, we discuss “carve outs” with Jonathan Gafni, who previously served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. According to Gafni, problems with carve outs can arise when parties want to “have their cake and eat it too.” Details, examples, and tips are inside.
A Republican Congressman from Wisconsin is preparing legislation that would create a new disclosure requirement for companies that are subsidized by foreign governments. The bill would impact those entities when pursuing large mergers. Details inside.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, which has national-security review powers similar to CFIUS, is looking into the acquisition of UK defense company Ultra Electronics by a U.S.-owned company. Details, filing documents, contacts, and more are inside.
Last week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, renewing a request to have CFIUS review the transactions of Brazilian meatpacking conglomerate JBS. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) The move...
This Guest Column was authored by Michael Barba and Kevin Beyer, who are part of the National Security Compliance Practice at BDO. As Foreign Investment Watch has covered extensively, CFIUS is increasingly utilizing mitigation agreements to resolve national...
According to a new survey conducted by Foreign Investment Watch, both corporate executives and outside counsel feel more knowledgeable about the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and feel better prepared to comply with filing obligations or respond...
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