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Get the inside scoop on the DoD’s unclassified CFIUS procedures doc.
Get the inside scoop on the DoD’s unclassified CFIUS procedures doc.

We sit down with Greg Alexandru, who was most recently a Deputy Director at the Office of Foreign Investment Review at the DoD. Greg untangles the DoD’s CFIUS “instruction” manual, providing details on what was once a black box: process, RBAs, team coordination, and more.

CFIUS updates list of excepted foreign states; adds New Zealand
CFIUS updates list of excepted foreign states; adds New Zealand

As its first act in the new year, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has updated its list of excepted foreign states, with a few minor tweaks and one addition. The move was considered underwhelming by some. Details, context, the rule, and fact sheet are inside.

Compliance Reminder: UK foreign investment regime now effective
Compliance Reminder: UK foreign investment regime now effective

This is just a friendly reminder that the UK’s National Security and Investment Act — which introduces a mandatory filing regime for certain transactions, and strengthens the government’s ability to investigate and intervene in foreign investment — is now effective. 

DoD publishes procedures for reviewing CFIUS transactions

The Department of Defense has published a 45-page document that outlines procedures for reviewing and monitoring transactions filed with CFIUS. Here are all the key details in outline form: WHAT HAPPENED? The U.S. Department of Defense published “Procedures for...

Should states have mechanism for channeling concerns to CFIUS?

A University of Virginia law school professor, who also heads up UVA’s well-respected National Security Law Center, recently published an essay that explored the overlap of state laws and CFIUS. The essay explores whether state and local officials should have a...

Sen. Rubio wants new SEC filings for certain foreign ownership deals

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has proposed yet another bill, this time focused on countering Chinese influence in the space industry. But the legislation would require SEC disclosure requirements for broader deals that have foreign beneficial ownership of more than two...

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