The drumbeat regarding national security risks posed by TikTok has reached a fever pitch. But according to Thomas Feddo, who served as the first-ever Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the Treasury Department, the risks remain “unacceptably unresolved.” His insights are inside.
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CFIUS signals heightened attention on bankruptcy-related transactions
In a provocative demonstration that it scrutinizes all types of transactions, no matter their origin, CFIUS has reportedly been vetting the proposed $1 billion sale of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital’s assets to Binance. Details, context, and why the development matters, are inside.
Top 10 takeaways from the latest CFIUS annual report to Congress
As we reported last week, CFIUS reviewed a record number of transactions in 2021, according to the Committee’s latest report. For additional insights, we turned to Grigore Alexandru, who broke down the DoD’s unclassified CFIUS procedures for us earlier this year. His “top 10” takeaways are inside.
Crickets from the Committee: Dealing with CFIUS radio silence
This week, two CFIUS experts explain the Committee’s decision-making process regarding non-notified transactions. Interestingly, they note that CFIUS doesn’t always notify parties that it won’t pursue a transaction. Inside: What to do when CFIUS stops engaging, and more.
A “how to” guide for complying with CFIUS mitigation agreements
As we’ve reported extensively, CFIUS is increasingly utilizing mitigation agreements to resolve national security risks. This week, two experts provide recommendations that organizations should consider as they work through the mitigation agreement process.