Tracking national security and foreign investment.

Welcome! We are an independent media company that publishes CFIUS and global foreign-investment research, data, coverage and guidance. Learn more about Foreign Investment Watch here »

Compliance reminder: ICTS rule now in effect; first subpoenas sent
Compliance reminder: ICTS rule now in effect; first subpoenas sent

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.

CFIUS myths debunked: “Wait and see” approaches, form types, more
CFIUS myths debunked: “Wait and see” approaches, form types, more

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.

Legislative roundup: Three bills related to CFIUS, FDI proposed
Legislative roundup: Three bills related to CFIUS, FDI proposed

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.

Treasury Sec. Yellen gets CFIUS mail from Congressional leaders

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. ...

Why academic institutions oppose CFIUS review of gifts, contracts

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...

Predicted over/under date for new CFIUS head comes … and goes

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...


The Top CFIUS Advisors 2021

CFIUS Download

CFIUS has been busy: Updates to our weekly tracking spreadsheet

More Special Reports

Preparedness Survey

A survey conducted by Foreign Investment Watch showed that corporate executives feel neither educated nor adequately prepared to comply with new FIRRMA rules.

Startups Guide to CFIUS

Startup Guide to CFIUS

Our downloadable special section written specifically for entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. The special section features advice and guidance from CFIUS experts.

CFIUS Clearance Report

According to a study conducted by Foreign Investment Watch, CFIUS takes on average 178.6 days to review and investigate transactions for national security.

Not a Subscriber? Get full access today!

More resources for subscribers

Global Regulations

Rules and updates from Japan, China, Israel, the UK, EU and elsewhere.

Data & Intelligence

Investigations, reviews by industry and country, notices filed, and more.

Top Advisors, Guidance

The latest best practices from regulators and the top advisors in the world.

We are the only independent information service covering foreign investment and national security, from CFIUS filings to global regulatory updates.

Subscribe Today

  • Benefit from exclusive intelligence
  • Download filings, CFIUS reviews, more
  • Save hundreds of hours of research
  • Track international regulatory regimes
  • Delivered weekly to your email
  • Includes all source documents and contacts

If you have questions about Foreign Investment Watch or how we can help you or your organization, please contact [email protected]. We’re always here to help.