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Experts on CFIUS, OFAC and FinCEN continue to move from one practice to another, as law firms stock up on practitioners who can help companies navigate increasingly complex global security regimes. The latest move is inside, as are other recent “migrations.”
Seems like this week is “Foreign Investment Watch: Law Firm Edition.” In addition to the updates above, a global law firm just announced a new National Security, Sanctions, and Export Controls practice to help companies navigate national security matters. Details inside.
Last week, Pres. Biden released several statements and Executive Orders covering foreign investment in the U.S., the protection of sensitive data from foreign adversaries, U.S. private investment in China, and more. Details, source documents, expert insights, and more are inside.
Back in February, Pres. Biden issued an Executive Order that mandated a 100-day review of vulnerabilities in the U.S. supply chain. That report is now completed and was published last week. Details, downloads, and information on a new supply-chain task force are inside.
In a nice break from the typical legalese found in SEC filings, a semiconductor company has provided a simple plain-English Q&A to describe the regulatory implications of its acquisition by a Chinese private-equity firm. The disclosure was made by South...
This week, two CFIUS experts at Berkeley Research Group, Harry G. Broadman and Steve Klemencic, provide insights on responding to information requests from the Committee. According to Broadman and Klemencic, trust and transparency are crucial. “Failure to establish...
For the second, no, third time, Congressional leaders have introduced legislation that would put the Secretary of Agriculture on CFIUS. The latest attempt is by Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), who introduced the Agricultural Security Risk Review Act to ensure CFIUS...
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