Here’s the latest list of upcoming events related to foreign investment and national security, which — as usual — has been crowdsourced by our members (thanks everyone!). Please contact [email protected] if we missed one:
FCC’s Proposed Changes
This webinar from Wiley Rein will address the FCC’s comprehensive proposal to change its rules governing the international “Section 214” authorization framework, which Foreign Investment Watch has covered twice already. Among the topics to be discussed by Wiley partners are the FCC’s one-time reporting obligation; the establishment of a renewal and periodic review mechanism; the reduction in ownership threshold from 10% to 5%; and more. Among the presenters will be Wiley Rein partner Eve Klindera Reed, who is an experts on FCC-related regulatory and transactional matters.
- May 9
- 1:30 p.m. ET to 2:15 p.m.
2023 CFIUS and FDI Symposium
Fully back in person this year, the 2023 CFIUS and FDI Symposium, hosted by Morgan Lewis and the National Council on International Trade Development, will offer a full day of presentations and discussions about the latest topics related to foreign investment and national security. In addition to featuring several Morgan Lewis partners — Ken Nunnenkamp, Giovanna Cinelli, David Plotinsky, Joanna Christoforou, and others — the event is expected to feature representatives from Treasury, Commerce, the DoJ, and other regulatory bodies.
- May 17
- Details & Register
Continuing Evolution of U.S.-China Relations
The law firm of Morgan Lewis is hosting a five-part series that will examine the policy shifts and legislative proposals expected over the next 12-18 months as U.S.-China relations get renewed scrutiny from the China Select Committee. The series will address interrelated issues affecting global business, and will focus topics such as intellectual property, sanctions, export controls, risk factors, a possible outbound investment regime, and more. Among the presenters will be Brussels-based Christina Renner, who focuses her practice on the EU and European Commission regulatory matters. The series includes:
- April 11: Checklist for Risk Factor Disclosures Amid U.S.-China Tensions
- May 2: The 118th Congress and the China Select Committee
- May 25: Implications of New Intellectual Property-Based Sanctions
- June 20: Continuous Focus on National Security and Export Controls
- July 11: An Acceleration of Focus on US and EU Outbound Investment Into China
4th European Forum on FDI Reviews and CFIUS
Taking place in London on June 7 & 8, this European forum will explore multi-jurisdictional perspectives on national security reviews, and will likely provide a status report on outbound controls in the EU. The conference will offer case studies on “surprising lessons” from recent transactions, and will discuss now new investigation and enforcement tools could block and dissolve FDI transactions. Among the speakers will be Jacqui Ward, Director of National Security and International in the UK’s BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Are we missing any events? Send us a note at [email protected] and we’ll add them to the calendar.