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This week, Richard Matheny — who has been involved in some of the most recent and high-profile CFIUS cases, including StayNTouch and PatientsLikeMe — takes us step-by-step through the CFIUS process, from the Committee’s first inbound email to the initial phone call and beyond.
As we reported a few weeks ago, Thomas Feddo is no longer the head of CFIUS. So when will we have a new leader? With the majority of key roles at Treasury still vacant, we reached out to nearly 50 experts for their predictions. The over/under on a date is inside.
This week, we sit down (virtually) with a former Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence Action Officer in the DoD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Inside are pitfalls to avoid when filing with CFIUS, and tips for filers. “Wishful thinking is not a strategy,” she says.
Three experts on national security and foreign investment say that they’ve seen CFIUS inquires “about transactions that had closed maybe four or more years ago,” and have heard of others that closed nearly a decade ago. Details, summaries, contacts, presentation, and video are inside.
A state representative in South Dakota has proposed a bill that would study foreign ownership and control of agricultural land in the state. Focused on both national security and food security, the resolution cites perceived shortcomings of federal regulations, and...
The digital payments arm of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba plans to sell off a Kansas City-based biometric security firm it acquired with the blessing of CFIUS in 2016. Here are all the basics you need to know, with expert insights at the bottom: THE BACKSTORY...
As part of our ongoing coverage at the intersection of national security and foreign investment, we regularly speak to experts for their insights on a variety of topics. This week, we sit down (virtually, of course) with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert...
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