As we covered in October, CFIUS has published enforcement guidelines, but has yet to levy any fines. So we asked readers to predict when we’d see the first penalty for “failure to file a mandatory declaration or notice.” The line was set at April Fool’s Day, 2023. Readers took the “over.” Results inside.
The UK government has blocked the acquisition of British chip-making facility Newport Wafer Fab by Chinese-owned Nexperia. The deal had been under scrutiny for months; U.S. Congressional leaders had even asked Pres. Biden to revoke the UK’s “excepted foreign state” status if the deal went through.
The Israeli government has agreed to step up its national security reviews of foreign investments. According to media reports, the move comes after several years of pressure from the U.S. government, specifically aimed at limiting Chinese influence on the Israeli economy. Details are inside.
A subscriber recently asked us if National Security Agreements must be disclosed to investors. As we’ve reported in the past, it’s quite rare that mitigation agreements get disclosed in SEC filings. So, this reader asked, “could failure to disclose a NSA violate securities laws?” We asked the experts.
Outbound investment reviews are not on the radar screens of U.S. institutional investors or companies. Yet. That’s according to a new FIW survey, which showed nearly half weren’t aware of the potential for outbound investment reviews. Details on impact, preparedness, and expert insights are inside.
Place your bet now: Will CFIUS levy its first fine before or after April Fool's Day? As most Foreign Investment Watch readers know, CFIUS recently released enforcement and penalty guidelines, warning of penalties for three “acts or omissions,” including failure to...
Francis Bilodeau is Associate Deputy Minister at Canada's bureau of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. ISED was the agency that released the annual report on the implementation of the ICA. Just a month after CFIUS published its annual report to Congress,...
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has urged CFIUS “to immediately conduct a review” of changes to Twitter’s ownership and governance. The letter notes that approximately 5% of the financing for Elon Musk’s acquisition...
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