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This week, two CFIUS experts explain the Committee’s decision-making process regarding non-notified transactions. Interestingly, they note that CFIUS doesn’t always notify parties that it won’t pursue a transaction. Inside: What to do when CFIUS stops engaging, and more.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) has introduced legislation that would put Chinese “greenfield” initiatives under the purview of CFIUS. Kennedy, who floated a similar bill last year, says the move will prevent Beijing from “gaming our system.” Details, the legislation, and more are inside.
This week we sit down with Richard Sofield, the former chair of Team Telecom, to discuss the new Committee, cross-over with CFIUS, and more. Of note: Richard predicts a more active regime. “I think we are seeing Team Telecom become increasingly assertive in multiple ways.”
A German think tank that focuses on China recently compared foreign investment screening mechanisms in the U.S. versus the EU, and found the European regime more flexible but also potentially less secure. Details, helpful charts, and recommendations are inside.
Last week, the Bureau of Industry and Security at Commerce published a final rule that included new controls on gene-editing software and related technologies. As usual, we’re providing all the details in bulleted format so it’s easy to digest, reference and...
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators and Representatives has floated yet another bill that would put the Secretary of Agriculture on CFIUS, and add ag-specific criteria to foreign investment reviews. Here are all the deets. WHAT Rep. Thomas "Tommy" Tuberville...
Last week, the U.S. and EU Trade and Technology Council met for the first time to coordinate approaches on numerous topics, including foreign investment screening for national security risks. We’re providing a quick summary of all the key details below: European...
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