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Crickets from the Commission: Dealing with CFIUS radio silence
Crickets from the Commission: Dealing with CFIUS radio silence

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.

Louisiana senator wants CFIUS to review Chinese “greenfield” deals
Louisiana senator wants CFIUS to review Chinese “greenfield” deals

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.

Former chair of Team Telecom expects more assertive Committee
Former chair of Team Telecom expects more assertive Committee

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.”

Group: EU investment screening regime “more porous” than CFIUS
Group: EU investment screening regime “more porous” than CFIUS

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.

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