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The 2020 CFIUS annual report to Congress was finally published last week, and some of the numbers are surprising. For the first time in several years, China was not the top foreign acquirer of U.S. critical technology. Details, insights, and the full report are inside.
Buried on page 20 of a new report from the Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force was a fairly provocative recommendation: Companies should be forced to disclose foreign capital they receive from adversarial nations. Details, the full report, and more are inside.
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK’s House of Commons has published a 38-page report that recommends expanding the scope of the new National Security and Investment Act. Details, contacts, insights, the report, and more are inside.
Pres. Biden has nominated an Under Secretary for Industry and Security, a position that serves as principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on the export of sensitive technologies. Key positions within the Treasury department remain vacant. Details and contacts inside.
A U.S. Congressman from Texas is urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm (pictured) to have CFIUS review the sale of a Shell Oil refinery to Mexican state-owned petroleum company Pemex. However, there are some problems with...
Last week, a Foreign Investment Watch reader submitted a question regarding a Chinese acquisition and GSA contracts. Foreign Investment Watch readers should submit answers with contact information, and we will forward your response to the individual who posed...
Guest Column by Tyler McGaughey, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Jacob Harding. Both McGaughey and Harding are now with Winston & Strawn. As Foreign Investment Watch reported back in...
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