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Last year, an interim rule was issued that enabled the Commerce Department to ban or restrict certain transactions that pose a risk to national security. That rule is now effective, and Commerce has issued its first subpoenas to review such transactions. Details are inside.
In a recent conversation with former DoD attorney advisor Chris Griner, we discussed four myths regarding CFIUS reviews. This week, the chair of Stroock’s National Security and CFIUS group spells it out for us. Among his tips: Don’t wait for CFIUS when it comes to mitigation.
An association of venture capital firms has published a “model term sheet” that includes sample language addressing foreign investment. The document includes sample CFIUS conditions of closing, and more. Details and the document are inside.
Fresh on the heels of a bill that would boost CFIUS authority in higher education, three new pieces of legislation were floated that would impact the Commission and FDI matters. Details on the bills — focused on the U.S. supply chain, personal data, and more — are inside.
This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was the recipient of two letters from Congressional leaders regarding CFIUS. One related to the Chinese “potentially taking action to evade CFIUS reviews,” and other looked to reopen a deal approved by CFIUS in 2016. ...
The presidents of four major higher-education organizations have delivered a letter to the two U.S. Senators who proposed having CFIUS review foreign gifts and contracts to colleges and universities. Barbara Snyder, President of the Association of American...
Back in February, we polled our readers — many of whom are experts on CFIUS, and have served in various roles in the Treasury Department — on their anticipated date for a new head of CFIUS. Their guess? April 15. That date came and went last week, and the Treasury...
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