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For the first time, French authorities have blocked the acquisition of a technology company by a U.S. corporation, citing “national strategic interests” and protection of the French defense industry. Details, the case, contacts, the lessons, and more are inside.
Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) has publicly challenged a decision by CFIUS to approve the sale of a wind farm to a company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Details, the letter, our related coverage, and contacts are inside.
The U.S. Department of Defense has launched a Trusted Capital Digital Marketplace, which will connect “trusted sources of funding” with providers of emerging technologies required for national security. Details, contacts, the actual marketplace, and more are inside.
Vinson & Eklins partner Damara Chambers, who made our “Top Advisors 2020” list, will cohost an upcoming Webcast on recent trade and investment developments. The session will also cover what to expect in the Biden administration. Details and registration information are inside.
As part of our ongoing coverage at the intersection of national security and foreign investment, we regularly speak to experts for their insights and perspective on a variety of topics. This week, we sit down (virtually, of course) with Laura Fraedrich, senior counsel...
In case you missed it, there has been a flurry of activity as the New York Stock Exchange proceeded with a plan to delist three telcos, and President Trump issued an Executive Order to ban transactions with eight Chinese apps. Here are the basics: NYSE DELISTING...
The International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission is seeking input on a set of "standardized national security and law enforcement questions" that certain applications — such as those involving reportable foreign ownership — will be required to answer...
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