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Vinson & Elkins reloads CFIUS practice after high-profile exit
Vinson & Elkins reloads CFIUS practice after high-profile exit

The arms race for CFIUS experts continues. Last week, a partner in Wiley Rein’s CFIUS group joined the national security practice at Vinson & Elkins, which had recently lost Damara Chambers to Latham & Watkins. Details, and more recent changes inside.

CFIUS carve outs: Definitions, motivations, and considerations
CFIUS carve outs: Definitions, motivations, and considerations

This week, we discuss “carve outs” with Jonathan Gafni, who previously served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. According to Gafni, problems with carve outs can arise when parties want to “have their cake and eat it too.” Details, examples, and tips are inside.

M&A disclosure bill coming for foreign state-owned entities?
M&A disclosure bill coming for foreign state-owned entities?

A Republican Congressman from Wisconsin is preparing legislation that would create a new disclosure requirement for companies that are subsidized by foreign governments. The bill would impact those entities when pursuing large mergers. Details inside.

Senators (again) ask Treasury Sec. Yellen to have CFIUS review deals

Last week, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, renewing a request to have CFIUS review the transactions of Brazilian meatpacking conglomerate JBS. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) The move...

Exclusive survey: CFIUS readiness improved over the last 12 months

According to a new survey conducted by Foreign Investment Watch, both corporate executives and outside counsel feel more knowledgeable about the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and feel better prepared to comply with filing obligations or respond...

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