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Join Foreign Investment Watch at ACI; exclusive discount for readers

Join Foreign Investment Watch at ACI; exclusive discount for readers

The 10th National Conference on CFIUS takes place April 11-12 in Virginia, and we’ll be there. Several members of our Editorial Advisory Board are speaking, and we’ve negotiated an exclusive discount for Foreign Investment Watch readers. Details and our discount code are inside.

CFIUS head says more penalties are coming, as are changes to FIRRMA

CFIUS head says more penalties are coming, as are changes to FIRRMA

Last week, CFIUS head Paul Rosen said that the Committee has issued two civil monetary penalties in 2023, and has several more pending at various stages. He also implied that changes to FIRRMA were coming. “It’s time to refine some of those regulations.” Details, speeches and more inside.

The key takeaways from last week’s  second annual CFIUS conference

The key takeaways from last week’s second annual CFIUS conference

After CFIUS’s first annual conference in 2022, we crowdsourced “key takeaways” from nearly a dozen attendees. This year, we turned to Sidley’s Grigore Alexandru, who previously served as Deputy Director at the DoD’s Office of Foreign Investment Review. His key takeaways are inside.

CFIUS has issued first enforcement penalties under its new guidelines

CFIUS has issued first enforcement penalties under its new guidelines

At an industry conference last week, Assistant Secretary for Investment Security Paul Rosen said that final penalty determinations have already been issued under the new Enforcement Guidelines. The penalties have not yet been publicly reported. Details and other crowdsourced insights are inside.

Upcoming events: A look at DoE’s national security priorities; more.

Upcoming events: A look at DoE’s national security priorities; more.

Check our calendar for the latest events, including one hosted by Vinson & Elkins on the Department of Energy’s national security priorities, featuring the DoE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Foreign Investment, National Security, and Technology Collaboration, Michael Considine. More inside.

We crowdsource key takeaways from CFIUS’ first conference 

We crowdsource key takeaways from CFIUS’ first conference 

CFIUS recently hosted its first-ever conference, and we were banned from attending (yes, we’re very scary). So we asked our readers in attendance to send us key takeaways. Among their insights: Expect more onsite visits from CFIUS in the near future. Crowdsourced insights are inside.

CFIUS offers details on inaugural event; agenda, speakers released

CFIUS offers details on inaugural event; agenda, speakers released

As we covered in April, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has decided to launch an inaugural CFIUS conference, which will take place mid-June. Speakers at the conference have finally been unveiled, with participants from Treasury, State, USTR, Commerce, Homeland Security, and more.

Treasury Dept. decides to launch its own symposium on CFIUS

Treasury Dept. decides to launch its own symposium on CFIUS

Last week, the Treasury Department announced it will host its inaugural CFIUS conference, to take place mid-June. The goal of the event: provide insights on CFIUS authorities, processes, and more. Details, registration, and our unsolicited editorial input on the proposed agenda is inside.

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.

Webcast to cover CFIUS, export controls and Biden administration

Webcast to cover CFIUS, export controls and Biden administration

Vinson & Eklins partner Damara Chambers, who made our “Top Advisors 2020” list, will cohost an upcoming Webcast on recent trade and investment developments. The session will also cover what to expect in the Biden administration. Details and registration information are inside.

Treasury’s Feddo to speak on CFIUS rules

Treasury’s Feddo to speak on CFIUS rules

Thomas Feddo, who oversees CFIUS as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security, is expected to speak at a law firm’s upcoming event in New York on Feb. 27. Details inside.