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Readers predict CFIUS won’t levy first fine until after April Fool’s Day

Readers predict CFIUS won’t levy first fine until after April Fool’s Day

As we covered in October, CFIUS has published enforcement guidelines, but has yet to levy any fines. So we asked readers to predict when we’d see the first penalty for “failure to file a mandatory declaration or notice.” The line was set at April Fool’s Day, 2023. Readers took the “over.” Results inside.

Companies, investors unconcerned about outbound regime … so far

Companies, investors unconcerned about outbound regime … so far

Outbound investment reviews are not on the radar screens of U.S. institutional investors or companies. Yet. That’s according to a new FIW survey, which showed nearly half weren’t aware of the potential for outbound investment reviews. Details on impact, preparedness, and expert insights are inside.

Readers predict CFIUS won’t levy first fine until after April Fool’s Day

When will CFIUS levy first fine for “failure to file?” Place your bet now.

The new CFIUS enforcement guidelines warn of penalties for three “acts or omissions,” including failure to file a mandatory declaration or notice. So, when will that first fine come? The line has been set at April Fool’s Day, and a free one-year subscription goes to any reader who picks the right date.

Survey: Majority of readers expect outbound E.O. in next nine months

Survey: Majority of readers expect outbound E.O. in next nine months

The vast majority of Foreign Investment Watch readers (69.1%) believe that President Biden will issue an Executive Order requiring national-security reviews of outbound foreign investments in China and other nations. Details on timing and the business impact are inside.

Survey: Will outbound national-security reviews become reality?

Survey: Will outbound national-security reviews become reality?

Based on questions from readers, we’ve decided to do a quick pulse survey on the prospects for a national-security review regime for outbound investments. Is an Executive Order coming? How about legislation? When? Take the survey, and we’ll publish results in an upcoming edition.

Most CFIUS non-notified inquiries related to deals only three years old

Most CFIUS non-notified inquiries related to deals only three years old

Among the more interesting data points in our third annual CFIUS survey: The vast majority of non-notified inquiries (81.3 percent) were related to transactions within the last three years. Also of interest: Most respondents would like to see formal guidance from the Committee. Details inside.

Our third annual CFIUS survey tackles non-notifieds, NSAs, more

Our third annual CFIUS survey tackles non-notifieds, NSAs, more

How many of your clients have been contacted by CFIUS regarding a non-notified transaction? And how old were those transactions? That’s just some of the data we’ll share in our latest study. The survey is only 10 questions, and should take you 60 seconds. Please take it now, thanks!

Survey: Most U.S. voters support some foreign investment screening

Survey: Most U.S. voters support some foreign investment screening

A new survey from a global consulting firm has found that U.S. voters “broadly support export controls and investment screening” for critical technologies on national security grounds. However, voters seem to have little appetite for total bans. Details, data and the complete survey are inside.

Exclusive survey: CFIUS readiness improved over the last 12 months

Exclusive survey: CFIUS readiness improved over the last 12 months

According to a new survey conducted by Foreign Investment Watch, both corporate executives and outside counsel feel more knowledgeable about CFIUS, and feel better prepared to comply with filing obligations or inquiries from the Committee. Details and data inside.