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CFIUS Filing Decision Flowchart
CFIUS Filing Decision Flowchart

Foreign investment Watch created a simple CFIUS online workflow tool, which should help companies think through key decisions when considering filing with CFIUS. Meant for informational purposes only, the tool does not constitute guidance or legal advice.

Law firm launches online “foreign investment review evaluation” tool
Law firm launches online “foreign investment review evaluation” tool

This week, Baker McKenzie posted a free online tool cleverly called FIRE, which stands for Foreign Investment Review Evaluation. The tool includes details on more than 25 countries, and is reminiscent of other online products we’ve covered over the least year. Details and access to all the tools and apps we’ve found are inside.

UK unveils its new screening regime for foreign investment
UK unveils its new screening regime for foreign investment

This week, the UK unveiled its anticipated bill that would impose mandatory filing and pre-approval requirements for certain deals involving strategic sectors. Details, fact sheets, a process flow chart, the actual bill, and relevant contacts are all inside.

FCC approves iHeartMedia request to take more foreign investment

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission approved a petition by $6.2 billion iHeartMedia to take on additional foreign investment. The approval would enable the holding company of the former Clear Channel Communications to exceed the existing 25% cap on...

Former director of the DoD CFIUS program decodes TikTok situation

Readers of Foreign Investment Watch have surely been watching the TikTok situation unfold. The U.S. Government’s almost year-long effort to deal with the national security risks posed by the Chinese social media app raises many questions. Here are three to consider:...

Former CFIUS official jumps from Jones Day to Dorsey & Whitney

Justin Huff, most recently of counsel in the Government Regulation Practice of Jones Day, has joined the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney in Washington, D.C. The move is similar to other high-profile hires at several global law firms, as they look to...


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