Ex-CFIUS head of international on how the Committee engages abroad

This week, we sit down with Laura Black, who — until just a few weeks ago — was Director of Policy and International Relations at CFIUS. Black discusses how CFIUS engages with other countries, and how those engagements progress and mature over time. Black's insights...

CFIUS seeking more feedback on the use of its mandatory portal

How bad is the CFIUS portal? That’s basically the question Treasury has posed in a recent “request for comment.” The notice, which estimates the time it takes to use the portal, seeks feedback on ways to improve the process and minimize the burden. Details and...

UK blocks third deal under NSIA: Chinese deal for Newport reversed

The UK government has blocked the acquisition of British chip-making facility Newport Wafer Fab by Chinese-owned Nexperia. The deal had been under scrutiny for months; U.S. Congressional leaders had even asked Pres. Biden to revoke the UK’s “excepted foreign state”...

U.S. pressure leads to new foreign investment review regime in Israel

The Israeli government has agreed to step up its national security reviews of foreign investments. According to media reports, the move comes after several years of pressure from the U.S. government, specifically aimed at limiting Chinese influence on the Israeli...

Should mitigation agreements be disclosed to investors? It depends.

A subscriber recently asked us if National Security Agreements must be disclosed to investors. As we’ve reported in the past, it’s quite rare that mitigation agreements get disclosed in SEC filings. So, this reader asked, “could failure to disclose a NSA violate...