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What to expect when you’re expecting (to hear from CFIUS)
What to expect when you’re expecting (to hear from CFIUS)

This week, Richard Matheny — who has been involved in some of the most recent and high-profile CFIUS cases, including StayNTouch and PatientsLikeMe — takes us step-by-step through the CFIUS process, from the Committee’s first inbound email to the initial phone call and beyond.

Headless CFIUS: We calculate the over/under on Feddo’s successor
Headless CFIUS: We calculate the over/under on Feddo’s successor

As we reported a few weeks ago, Thomas Feddo is no longer the head of CFIUS. So when will we have a new leader? With the majority of key roles at Treasury still vacant, we reached out to nearly 50 experts for their predictions. The over/under on a date is inside.

Former DoD FOCI action officer on CFIUS risks, opportunities in 2021
Former DoD FOCI action officer on CFIUS risks, opportunities in 2021

This week, we sit down (virtually) with a former Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence Action Officer in the DoD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Inside are pitfalls to avoid when filing with CFIUS, and tips for filers. “Wishful thinking is not a strategy,” she says.

Experts: CFIUS may be reviewing deals that are nearly ten years old
Experts: CFIUS may be reviewing deals that are nearly ten years old

Three experts on national security and foreign investment say that they’ve seen CFIUS inquires “about transactions that had closed maybe four or more years ago,” and have heard of others that closed nearly a decade ago. Details, summaries, contacts, presentation, and video are inside.

Lessons as Chinese firm looks to divest CFIUS-approved acquisition

The digital payments arm of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba plans to sell off a Kansas City-based biometric security firm it acquired with the blessing of CFIUS in 2016.  Here are all the basics you need to know, with expert insights at the bottom: THE BACKSTORY...

Q&A with former Treasury Deputy Secretary, Ambassador to Germany

As part of our ongoing coverage at the intersection of national security and foreign investment, we regularly speak to experts for their insights on a variety of topics. This week, we sit down (virtually, of course) with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert...

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